Cephalosporin Order of Prohibition Questions and Answers

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Food and Drug Administration

Last Reviewed: April 2020

Workgroups: Food Safety Workgroup

This webpage contains questions and answers about the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) order on unapproved use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. This resource:

  • Includes an overview of FDA’s order
  • Describes the rationale and background for the order
  • Provides guidance on what specific situations the order applies to
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U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (n.d.). Cephalosporin order of prohibition questions and answers. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/animal-veterinary/antimicrobial-resistance/cephalosporin-order-prohibition-questions-and-answers