On December 22, and without announcement on its website, the FDA published in the Federal Register the “Withdrawal of Notice and Opportunity for Hearing; Penicillin and Tetracycline Used in Animal Feed”. We, of course, express no opinion on this FDA decision which is likely to bring forth sharp criticism from consumer and science public interest groups. However, in addition to the Federal Register Notice, we also post below the June 28, 2011 Draft Guidance, “The Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food-Producing Animals” which, apparently, now represents FDA’s current stance with respect to this matter.