Health Advocates Dissapointed With Senate Version of ADUFA

March 19, 2013
Food Safety News


The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Monday released its version of the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) without the provisions that would have beefed up the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s annual reporting of antibiotic sales for use in food animal production. The move disappointed health and agriculture reform advocates who lobbied for greater reporting requirements, arguing that more data would help the government track trends in usage and resistance.

Laura Rogers, a project director at The Pew Charitable Trusts said, “We are extremely disappointed that the Senate committee charged with protecting our health has neglected its mission,” in a statement issued Monday.


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