Categories: Policy; Health; Agriculture; Food
|Topic:||Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks|
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Board on Agriculture
INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE
Food and Nutrition Board
Wednesday, July 8, 1998 - 1:00 p.m.
328A Russell Senate Office Building
The Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks
Dr. James R. Coffman, Provost, Kansas State University and Chairman, Committee on Drug Use in Food Animals, Institute of Medicine and National Research Council
A new report by the Institute of Medicine and the National Research Council entitled "The Use of Drugs in Food Animals: Benefits and Risks" reviews, evaluates and makes recommendations on the need for drugs and their availability and accountability in agriculture, the benefits and risks to human health and food safety associated with food-animal drugs, the development of food-animal drugs and the process of approval for their use, and the emerging trends in animal health care and availability of alternative management practices for raising food animals. The report provides a specific focus on the use of antibiotics in food animals, including the risk of antibiotic resistance in humans.
This briefing was for Members of Congress and/or congressional staff. The report was released to the public on July 9, 1998.