AHI STATEMENT: FDA Report on Sales of Antibiotics for Use in Food Producing Animals

Washington, DC – December 7, 2017 – Antibiotic sales – whether they go up or down – are not predictors of public health impact. While today’s sales report is an interesting piece of the story, we are more encouraged by the recent data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System that shows that for those pathogens that might transfer from animals to humans, resistance rates in people have been stable or declining.

New Study of Antibiotic Use on Farms and Antibiotic Resistant Salmonella Pathogens Shows the Need for More Robust Farm to Fork Research

New Research Examining Link Between Antibiotic Use in Farm Animals and Antibiotic Resistance in Humans Leads to More Questions