The goal of Perdue Foods, said Bruce Stewart-Brown, senior vice president of food safety, quality and live production at the US chicken processing company, remains to end the use of antibiotics and eliminate the need to use them.
In vetoing a livestock antibiotic bill on Tuesday, the governor of California is, in fact, calling for stronger action to curb unnecessary antibiotic use in that state, say US environmental and consumer groups.
US chicken processor removes antibiotics from hatcheries
US chicken processor, Perdue Foods, yesterday announced that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries, a move that “sets the standard for the responsible use of antibiotics in poultry production.”
UK politicians are calling for government action to ensure the use of antibiotics in farm animals is strictly required for therapeutic use and that more research is carried out on the link between animal and human pathogens resistant to antibiotics.
New data from a survey of animal health companies show that the
volume of antibiotics used in animals in the US was virtually
unchanged in 2002 compared to 2001, after two consecutive years of
declines. The report from the Animal...
A US survey, sponsored by a leading organic produce supermarket,
has revealed that almost three quarters of Americans are concerned
about the presence of antibiotics in meat production, yet less than
half are aware that the meat they...