New York Considers Ban on Non-Therapeutic Use of Antimicrobial Agent in Animals Raised for Food

New York Senate Bill 3115 would prohibit the non-therapeutic use of antimicrobial agents in animals raised for use as human consumption. “Antimicrobial agent” is defined as “any drug or derivative of a drug that is used in humans or intended for use in humans to treat or prevent disease or infection, or any substance, whether produced synthetically or naturally, used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, or other microorganisms.”