MnFRAC Meeting to Focus on Antibiotic use

MnFRAC Meeting to Focus on Antibiotic use

Board also will determine priority issues for next several months.

The next Minnesota Foundation for Responsible Animal Care meeting is set for Monday, August 8.

Featured discussion will be "Addressing Concerns about Antibiotic Use."

The meeting will be held from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in room B145 at the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which is located at 625 Robert St N in Saint Paul near the Capitol.

From 10:00 a.m.-noon, an expert panel will address issues surrounding how consumer and retailer concerns are driving potential changes to antibiotic use and regulations.

Later in the day, attendees will discuss priority efforts that MnFRAC will focus on over the coming months, including the development of a new response network to respond to alleged animal neglect cases, along with the development of potential educational seminars focused on animal care and employee management.

Please RSVP to [email protected] if you plan to attend.

Direction and parking information can be found at: http://www.mda.state.mn.us/about/visitorinfo.aspx.

One of MnFRAC's key missions is to maintain and enhance consumer confidence in animal care, food integrity and environmental stewardship by engaging a broad coalition of diverse interests. The organization is a broad-based coalition of farmers, agriculture organizations, food manufacturers and retailers, livestock markets, veterinarians, academics, government, exhibitions, local humane societies, law enforcement and private citizens focused on addressing animal care issues.

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