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.
Click here to view the bill online.