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Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, American Academy of Pediatrics, Consumer Federation of America, Center for Food Safety, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Environmental Defense Fund, Food Animal Concerns Trust, Humane Society of the United States and Keep Antibiotics Working

Group letter to the FDA requesting asking immediate action addressing the risks to human and animal health resulting from the inappropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in food producing animals by:

        1) Making a final decision against the approval of cefquinome for use in food-producing animals,

        2) Reissuing the prohibition against extra-label use of cephalosporins in food-producing animals, and

        3) Making public findings of the reviews of penicillin and taking appropriate action on any uses of penicillin shown to be unsafe.

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