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Letter from Danish Technical University Professor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Correction of "Creative" Interpretations of Denmark's Antibiotic Ban

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi, Speaker
U.S. House of Representatives
The Capitol
United States of America

Re: Meeting with a Congress Delegation on the Danish experience with stop for nontherapeutic use of antimicrobials

Dear Speaker Pelosi:

We have just had the pleasure of meeting with a delegation consisting of four members of the House of Representatives, where we presented our data on the effects of the stop for nontherapeutic use of antimicrobials for food animals in Denmark.

We know that various rumours and sometimes “creative” interpretations of what has taken place in Denmark have been circulated to members of the US Congress, and we are grateful for having been given this opportunity to correct some of these stories.

We are very pleased that you have approved the visit by this delegation, and would hereby like to send you a complimentary copy of the data we presented to the delegation.

If any further information is required, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely yours,

Frank M. Aarestrup, Professor
Danish Technical University
Bülowsvej 27
DK-1790 Copenhagen V

Download the full PDF to read the letter and conclusions regarding the Danish ban on nontheraputic antibiotic use in food animals.

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