California Mulls Antibiotic Use In Livestock Measure California State Sen. Dean Florez has introduced a bill to restrict antibiotic use in animal ag. As introduced, SB 416 would:
- Prohibit, commencing Jan. 1, 2012, a school or school district from serving poultry and meat products (from which the animals have been) treated with antibiotics.
- Prohibit, commencing Jan. 1, 2015, a person from using antibiotics for non-therapeutic and prophylactic use in any animal raised for the production of any human food product.
- Require state and local governments, when purchasing meat supplies, to prefer meat supplies produced without the use of medically important antibiotics as feed additives.