GAO: Gaps still exist in food animal antibiotic reporting

GAO says gaps it found in farm-specific data on antibiotic use in food animals and antibiotic resistance in 2011 still remain.

Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has increased veterinary oversight of antibiotics and, along with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has made several improvements in collecting data on antibiotic use in food animals and resistance in bacteria.

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