More than a dozen antibiotics used in animal feed remained on the market even after U.S. regulators determined there was a “high risk” of exposing humans to drug- resistant bacteria, an advocacy group said.
U.S. regulators said they will restrict certain antibiotics in livestock and fowl to prevent humans from developing resistance to drugs such as Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s Cefzil and Keflex from Eli Lilly & Co.
The U.S. has temporarily halted shipments of imported orange juice from all countries while they’re being tested, and said it will destroy or ban products containing even low levels from a banned fungicide.
Three orange juice samples tested by the U.S. government found no measurable amounts of a fungicide linked to liver tumors in animals, easing concern about a ban on imports that boosted prices to a four-year high.
Mead Johnson Nutrition Co., maker of the Enfamil baby formula, fell the most ever after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. pulled a batch of the powdered product after a newborn given it died. There is no evidence the second infant who was sickened was given the same formula, Mead Johnson said.
One sun-drenched August morning, armed officers wearing sunglasses and bullet-proof vests descended on a market in Venice, California, searching for illegally sold goods. It marked the end of a year-long investigation where undercover agents posed as customers.