As a way of educating consumers—and hopefully clear up some common misconceptions about meat—the North American Meat Institute released its newest Glass Walls video clarifying exactly how, when and why antibiotics are used in animals.
Less than a year after eliminating the routine use of human antibiotics in its chicken production, Purdue Farms says it is now raising more than half of its chickens with no antibiotics of any kind—human or animal.
As the discussion grows on the use of antibiotics in food producing animals, the White House said President Barack Obama will sign a memorandum directing Federal departments and agencies to create a preference for serving meat and poultry produced with responsible antibiotic use.
FDA proposed a rule this week that would require animal drug sponsors of all antimicrobials sold or distributed for use in food-producing animals to obtain estimates of sales by major food-producing species (cattle, swine, chickens and turkeys).
Tyson Foods, Inc. said it intends to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its US broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017 and will strives to do the same for the company’s beef for and turkey operations.
The Urban School Food Alliance, a coalition of the largest school districts in the US—including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando—announced an antibiotic-free standard for companies to follow when supplying chicken products to its schools.