Leading Poultry Producer Cuts Nearly All Antibiotic Use

By | 2017-09-24T15:53:22+00:00 November 1st, 2014|Categories: Food and Nutrition|Tags: , , |

Perdue, one of the biggest producers of chicken in the United States, issued a press release on September 3 stating that it has removed all antibiotics from its chicken hatcheries. That’s great news. Merits a look into poultry-raising practices, since many people eat their products. In 2000, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a report on antibiotic resistance in livestock, acknowledging the problem as it relates to human health, and included a strategy for dealing with it: regulation of animal drugs, risk assessment, surveillance,