Canada considers stricter antimicrobial rules

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The Canadian government is considering stricter rules for antimicrobial drugs in livestock.

The nation’s public health care department Health Canada says there is a need to protect its citizens against the increasing risk of antimicrobial resistance.

The department is asking for feedback on a regulatory proposal that would strengthen rules governing the importation, sale and use of antibiotics for food animals.

The proposed changes include the restriction of certain drugs and the introduction of an easier way for manufacturers to sell low-risk veterinary health products.

The 75-day consultation period for Canadians ends September 8th.



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