The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released guidance on the use of “medically important antimicrobials” in “food-producing animals.” The guidance describes a voluntary process that “will help ensure new animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human importance are administered only under veterinary oversight and only for therapeutic uses.” The agency will accept comments on the guidance until December 24, 2019.

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