Media and Press Inquiries

If you are a member of the media, and wish to learn more about KAW and our work please contact:

Steven Roach, Food Safety Program Director

Food Animal Concerns Trust (KAW coalition member and staffing lead) 

(773) 525-4952

 Thank you for your interest.

Below is our archive of previously issued Letters, Statements and Press Releases from Keep Antibiotics Working:

August 28, 2019: Letter from fifty organizations seeking more action from FDA on antibiotics.

March 4, 2019: KAW letter to CDC requesting improved communication around resistant foodborne illness outbreaks.

February 5, 2019: Letter from over 150 medical professionals urging the FDA to eliminate the over-the-counter use of the last resort drugs polymyxins.

January 19, 2019: KAW comments opposing the approval of the antibiotic streptomycin to prevent disease in citrus trees.

October 15, 2018: KAW letter to FDA’s Science Board asking for improvements in the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System.

September 17, 2018: KAW letter to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine with suggestions on methods for adjusting antibiotic sales data based on animal biomass.

September 13, 2018: KAW members request FDA to adjust antibiotic sales data based on animal biomass.

May 24, 2018: US PIRG, Consumers Union, and FACT petition McDonald's to reduce antibiotics in their beef supply, delivering more than 160,000 petitions.

February 23, 2018: KAW members request for public health protections in re-authorization of fee program for animal drugs

December 15, 2017: KAW members request the USDA to not reduce or eliminate funding that addresses antibiotic resistance

December 15, 2017: KAW members request pharmaceutical company Zoetis to voluntarily withdraw the FDA's approval for drug use in food animals that contain drugs in the polymyxin class

December 7, 2017: KAW responds to 2016 antibiotic sales data that shows first decrease to the food animal industry since 2009

November 15, 2017: KAW members support WHO Guidelines as appropriate response to global human health threat

November 7, 2017: Food Animal Concerns Trust's Steven Roach reacts to the WHO Antibiotic Guidelines

September 27, 2017: Chain Reaction III Report: More Than Half of Top 25 Restaurant Chains Commit to Responsible Antibiotics Use in Chicken, But Progress on Beef and Pork Still Lags

August 25, 2017: KAW Statement by Steven Roach on McDonald's Global Vision to reduce antibiotic use in chicken products

August 24, 2017: Consumers Union praises McDonald’s plan to limit antibiotics used by its global chicken and beef suppliers

August 24, 2017: Center for Food Safety: McDonald’s Shares its Vision for Global Phase-out of Critical Antibiotics

August 23, 2017: NRDC: McDonald’s New Antibiotics Plans A Step in Right Direction

August 23, 2017: U.S. PIRG: McDonald’s Changes Meat Supply Guidelines to Stem Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

December 5, 2016:  Superbugs resistant to carbapenbems found for first time in US Swine

September 20, 2016: New Antibiotics Scorecard: Restaurant Chains Restricting Use in Chicken Doubled in 2016

May 9, 2016:  KAW's Letter to FDA on Monitoring the Sale and Use of Agriculture Antibiotics

December 10, 2015:  KAW's Statement on FDA's 2014 ADUFA Data

September 25, 2015:  White House Report Card on Addressing Antibiotic Use

September 15, 2015:  Scorecard Statement on Restaurant Chains and Antibiotics

September 1, 2015:  Groups Respond to Subway on Antibiotics

June 2, 2015:  KAW's Statement on the VFD and White House Summit

May 22, 2015:  KAW's Statement on Walmart's new antibiotic policy

May 19, 2015:  KAW's Statement on the reintroduction of the DATA Act

April 28, 2015:  KAW's Statement on Tyson's Antibiotic Use Plan

March 26, 2015: KAW Statement on the President's Antibiotic Plan

March 5, 2015: KAW Applauds McDonald's New Antibiotics Policy on Poultry

September 18, 2014: KAW Disappointed in Long Awaited Antibiotics Report from President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)

July 24, 2014: FDA Not Required to Ban Industry Misuse of Antibiotics in Food Animals, Appeals Court Rules

June 30, 2014: KAW Applauds American Medical Association for Adopting more Stringent Policy on Reducing Antibiotics in Food Animals

May 22, 2014: Global action on antibiotics urged by new global civil society coalition

March 26, 2014:  KAW responds to updated Guidance Document 213

March 14, 2014: KAW Applauds Senator Elizabeth Warren

December 11, 2013: KAW Disappointed in FDA’S Long-Delayed Guidance 213

October 10, 2013: In Face of Major Drug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak, KAW Calls on Obama Administration and Congress to Address Crisis of Antibiotic Resistance

September 16, 2013: KAW Applauds CDC Recommendations to Help Curb Growing Problem of Antibiotic Resistance

June 27, 2013: KAW Hails Introduction Of Vital Legislation To Protect Antibiotics And Our Health

May 22, 2013: KAW Applauds Senate Farm Bill Amendment to Increase USDA Research into Antibiotic Use on Farms

May 9, 2013: KAW Hails Introduction of Senate Legislation Aimed at Improving Transparency in Public Reporting of Antibiotics Used in Farm Animals

March 20, 2013: Keep Antibiotics Working Faults Senate Panel For Rejecting New Transparency Measures On Animal Drug Sales

March 14, 2013: Keep Antibiotics Working Hails Reintroduction of Vital Antibiotics Protection Legislation

February 6, 2013: New FDA Data Show Continued High Level Of Antibiotics Use On Farms