The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has decided not to ban the extra-label use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs (in food-producing animals) after all. FDA officials announced last week that the agency is revoking its previous order so that it may fully consider the many substantive comments it has received.

The order was set to take effect Sunday, Nov. 30. The order was originally published in the Federal Register on July 3, with a 60-day comment period and a 90-day effective date for the final rule. However, on Aug. 18, the agency extended the comment period to Nov. 1, thus delaying implementation until Nov. 30.

Now, the order is revoked.

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To read an article published in Dairy Herd Management that refers to the proposed ban, click here.