Memo in Support of FDA MSJ and Response 1/9/12

January 11, 2012

On January 9, 2012, the FDA filed its response to arguments made by NRDC and its partners in their May 2011 lawsuit against FDA over the risky use in animal feed of antibiotics important to human medicine. This suit seeks to compel the FDA to take action on the agency’s own 35-year-old safety findings, withdrawing approval for most non-therapeutic uses of penicillin and tetracyclines in animal feed.