Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

4/12/2012 (2 years ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

FDA wants vets to authorize vaccinations.

The Food and Drug Administration is asking pharmaceutical companies to join them in an effort to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals. The FDA says the practice of vaccinating animals has led to an increase in drug resistant bacteria.

The FDA is asking for changes in livestock vaccinations.

The FDA is asking for changes in livestock vaccinations.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

4/12/2012 (2 years ago)

Published in Home & Food

Keywords: FDA, antibiotics, animals, feed, hormones, additives, food


WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) - Drugs such as penicillin are mixed into animal feed and water then consumed by livestock, especially chickens and pigs. These drugs help the animals gain weight and remain healthy while they are prepared for market. 

Chickens and pigs are important because they share a number of pathogens with humans. 
The agriculture industry says the wide use of antibiotics is necessary to keep animals healthy and maintain production levels that are consistent with demand. 

Under the FDA guidelines, the antibiotics should be used "judiciously" or only when needed to keep animals healthy. The agency is asking for a veterinarian to prescribe the drugs rather than allow farmers to administer the drugs at will. 

Adding a veterinarian to the process is expected to curtail use of antibiotics. William Flynn, deputy director of the FDA's veterinary medicine center said, "Now you have a veterinarian who will be consulting and providing advice to these producers, and we feel that is an important element to assure that they are in fact using these drugs appropriately."

The current recommendations are just that - recommendations. They do not bind or forbid farmers from giving the antibiotics nor do they impose restrictions on drug manufacturers. However, they do ask the companies to change labeling on the drugs and remove listings of "production uses." 

Production uses listed on the drug packaging include, weight gain and accelerated growth. These uses are not related to the health of the animals, but instead translate into profitability for farmers by reducing feed costs.

The FDA says they expect the drug manufacturers will cooperate with the new recommendations. 

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for March 2015
Universal:
Scientists: That those involved in scientific research may serve the well-being of the whole human person.
Evangelization: Contribution of women: That the unique contribution of women to the life of the Church may be recognized always.



Comments


More Home & Food

Stop making excuses! 8 easy tips on how to eat healthier Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

When it comes to food, it's easy to get into the same bad habits. Sometimes it's easier to go for the fast food rather than making your own meal. Sometimes it's just cheaper to get the fattier foods. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - It's also so easy to switch up ... continue reading


Non-browning GMO 'Arctic apple' to be deregulated in United States Watch

Image of Arctic apples will be first promoted under two versions: the Arctic Granny and the Arctic Golden. Different versions will be offered in the near future.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Man has meddled with Mother Nature - sand has since come up with an apple that neither oxidizes nor turns brown. Developers of the "arctic apple" have discovered how to inhibit the browning enzyme. While this would improve the shelf life of certain fruits, it ... continue reading


4 heavenly Valentine's Day recipes for two Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

It's Valentine's Day and you forgot to make the important reservation at the hottest restaurant in town. You're panicking; what are you going to do? No one wants to see that disappointed look on their loved one's face. Breathe... We have here for you, four amazing and ... continue reading


You can stop avoiding chocolate now: 5 surprising reasons why chocolate is actually good for you Watch

Image of Dark chocolate is actually really good for your health.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Chocolate, everyone loves it. And nearly everyone feels guilty about loving it. It's that "guilty pleasure." You may be receiving loads of chocolate now, because of Valentine's Day. Avoiding it is near impossible, but you don't have to steer clear anymore. It's time to ... continue reading


27 of Ben & Jerry's best flavors to get your taste buds dancing Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

No one is there for you more during a heartbreak than the lovely Ben and Jerry. For 37 years, Ben & Jerry's has been making waves in the ice cream game with unusual and delicious flavors. Here is a list of 27 of the most noteworthy and popular flavors that ... continue reading


You won't believe it's NOT BAD! Doctors clear butter as longtime nutritional villain Watch

Image of Doctors at one time told patients never to partake of butter and full-fat milk. Now, they're saying that such hearsay should have never been introduced.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Butter, ice cream, milk itself was at one time declared the road to failing health. Doctors told patients never to partake of butter and full-fat milk. Now, they're saying that such hearsay should have never been introduced. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - ... continue reading


You've been peeling eggs wrong! Try this trick to peel your eggs without the hassle Watch

Image of Peeling a hard-boiled egg doesn't have to be as difficult as it has been.

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Peeling an egg can be stressful at times. What happens if the shell starts cracking in tiny little pieces and you're left peeling off each individual broken piece? What if the shell is stuck to the egg and takes a huge chunk out of your delicious snack? LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


Has Horn of Plenty begun to run dry? Wheat, chicken and rice slowing in growth Watch

Image of Current research has found the supply of 21 staples, such as eggs, meat, vegetables and soybeans is already beginning to run out of momentum. The world population in the meantime continues apace.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Famine is a problem that looms large in many developing nations. Such countries lack an agricultural infrastructure and are bound to the whims of Mother Nature, such as fire, drought and blizzards. In reality, the entire world may be faced with global food ... continue reading


Pesky cravings mean something! Your body is trying to tell you what it's missing: Here are some of those hidden messages Watch

Image of

By Abigail James (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Cravings can be quite bothersome at times, but they're not there solely to bug you. Cravings are your body's way of letting you know it's missing something important. LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Our bodies maintain the balance of vitamins and minerals by ... continue reading


You may want to FLEE these fries - McDonald's includes silicone in the ingredients! Watch

Image of A large serving of the finished product contains 510 calories, six grams of protein, 24 grams of fat, 67 grams of carbs and 290 milligrams of sodium.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Mythbusters host Grant Imahara declared - perhaps too soon, "Potatoes, thank goodness! That's a good start," when he went to study all the ingredients used in the McDonald's French fries. Call them "freedom fires," is you will - what he uncovered would probably ... continue reading


All Home & Food News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Jeremiah 18:18-20
18 'Come on,' they said, 'let us concoct a plot ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
5 to your hands I commit my spirit, by you have I ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 20:17-28
17 Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, and on the road ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for March 4th, 2015 Image

St. Casimir
March 4: Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter