The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) has published an important review of the European experience in efforts to control the use of AGPs (Antibiotic Growth Promoters) in food animal production.

This article is most timely in view of the ongoing litigation efforts of consumer protection groups in the USA to force USFDA to take proactive steps to reduce AGP use in the USA. Please see our May 27, 2011 posting regarding this litigation.

The article is available on the ASM website at and is available to the public without subscription.

Citation: Cogliani, et al., Restricting Antimicrobial Use in Food Animals: Lessons from Europe, The Microbe, vol. 6, no. 6, June 2011.