Bill would kill use of certain antimicrobials in food animals

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The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

The Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act has been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. If passed, it would outlaw the use of antimicrobials as nontherapeutic food additives in food animals. Antimicrobials not used in people would be exempted. Sponsors of the bill say it will help slow the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria strains.

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