Are the antibiotics used for farm animals safe?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a stringent approval process for veterinary medicines and antibiotics. In fact, antibiotics for use in animals require similar testing as those used in humans, with the added requirement that they must be tested to ensure meat, poultry, eggs and milk from the animal(s) given the medicine will be safe for human consumption.
- (Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 2011. From an Idea to the Marketplace: The Journey of an Animal Drug through the Approval Process. Washington, DC: Author. Retrieved from www.fda.gov.)