September 23rd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Donald Kennedy, former FDA commissioner and president emeritus at Stanford University, is one of 150 scientists that have asked the FDA and Congress to look at the human health issues connected with the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture, and for both agencies to work together to resolve the critical situation.
Read More:Former FDA Commissioner Urges Action on Antibiotic Resistance
September 2nd, 2012 - Lacy
A lawsuit filed Wednesday against the FDA alleges that the agency has repeatedly missed mandatory deadlines to implement and enforce regulations established by the Food Safety Modernization Act, which was passed in 2011. The plaintiffs claim that the law, when properly enforced, will save thousands of American lives from foodborne illnesses.
Read More:Lawsuit Claims FDA Could Prevent Food Poisoning Deaths with New Regulations
August 31st, 2012 - Lacy
The New York attorney general has opened an investigation into energy drink manufacturers to discover whether claims made in the drinks’ advertising and marketing about their ingredients and health benefits are false or fraudulent.
Read More:New York Investigates Energy Drinks for Misleading Claims
August 10th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
A New York federal court has ruled that the FDA cannot delay its regulatory proceedings on determining the safety of antibiotics including penicillin and tetracyclines routinely used in industrial farming livestock animal feed.
Read More:FDA Must Speed its Process on Antibiotic Safety in Factory Farms, Court Rules
July 29th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The FDA’s failure to respond within the proper timeframe to a petition to create stricter limits on allowable levels of mercury in fish has landed the agency in court.
Read More:FDA Lands in Court Over Mercury in Fish
June 22nd, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
The NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) announced earlier this week that they’ve filed a Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit against the FDA claiming that the agency failed to disclose documents that could prove a significant human health risk exists when consuming animal products that contain high levels of antibiotics, which are routinely fed to livestock animals.
Read More:What Is The FDA NOT Telling Us About Antibiotics in Livestock Feed?
June 6th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
Intensity over the issue of antibiotic use in animal feed has been heating up over just how much the government should intervene. And a recent ruling by a federal court has crystallized the severity, ordering the FDA to take further action in efforts to protect public health from the repercussions of excessive antibiotic use. The overuse of antibiotics has led to a growing number of antibiotic-resistant pathogens and concerns about effective use of the drugs to treat serious human health issues.
Read More:Prove They’re Safe Or Stop Using Them: Court Orders Major FDA Action on Antibiotics in Livestock Feed
April 12th, 2012 - Jill Ettinger
After filing a lawsuit last year aimed at forcing action over excessive antibiotic use in livestock production, the NRDC (National Resources Defense Council) has called the agency’s recommendations an “ineffective response” for dealing with the alarming rise in antibiotic resistance, according to a statement released by the non-profit organization.
Read More:Outrage Flies Over FDA ‘Guidelines’ to Control Antibiotic Resistance