Guidance Document: CVM GFI #209 The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals

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HHS Non-systematic Review

Source: Food and Drug Administration, 2012

Last Reviewed: August 2018

Workgroups: Food Safety Workgroup

This resource is a guidance document for industry professionals about using antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. The guidance: 

  • Describes the risks of misusing and overusing antimicrobial drugs
  • Summarizes key information about antimicrobial drugs in animal agriculture
  • Outlines strategies for using antimicrobial drugs appropriately to minimize antimicrobial resistance

It also calls for collaboration among public and animal health stakeholders to address animal health needs and protect public and animal health.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). CVM GFI #209 The judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals. Retrieved from