In a June 18 letter to Agriculture Secretary Thomas Vilsack, Dr. Urvashi Rangan, Safety and Sustainability Director of Consumers Union has expressed concerns regarding USDA standards of review for “antibiotic free” labels on meat and poultry. Secretary Vilsack addresses these concerns in a July 8 reply to Rangan. Our readers will want to review the text of both letters rather than rely upon possibly inaccurate media reports of this important discussion.


We post copies of both letters below: