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Academy to Remain Neutral on Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act

The Academy's Board of Directors recently voted to take a neutral stance on the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act, known as PAMTA.

As part of its report and recommendations, the Antibiotic Resistance and Residue Workgroup of the Legislative and Public Policy Committee urged the Academy's leadership to support advocacy efforts to secure research funding to close the research gap on the impact of antibiotics in food-animal production. The workgroup also encouraged the Academy to continue to monitor the legislation and regulations as the evidence base is further established, and to review the Academy's position accordingly.

The workgroup encouraged the Academy to continue the dialogue on antibiotic resistance and to provide continuing education to members on this and other issues related to agricultural production, noting it is important for the Academy to be a visible participant where food-related decisions related to safety, nutrition and the environment are made.

LPPC was asked by the Hunger and Environmental dietetic practice group in 2010 to consider supporting PAMTA, which is aimed at addressing the growing problem of antibiotic resistance due to overuse in both human medicine and animal agriculture. LPPC determined additional information and scientific review were needed, since the Academy does not have a position statement or information in the Evidence Analysis Library on antibiotic resistance or residues.

The workgroup included six members with expertise in areas related to agricultural production, food and health. DPG representatives included Stacia Clinton, RD, LDN, Hunger and Environmental Nutrition; Stephanie Heim, MPH, RD, Public Health and Community Nutrition; and Lynn Larsen, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Management (CNM). Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, vice president, food safety programs at the Food Marketing Institute, brought industry expertise; Suzy Weems, PhD, RD, LD, professor and chair of the department of family and consumer sciences at Baylor University, contributed global food systems and agriculture expertise. The work group was chaired by LPPC Chair Mildred Cody, PhD, RD, LD, an expert in food safety. The committee members represented diverse practice areas and collectively had a wide range of backgrounds related to food production and public health.

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