PRLog - Sep. 4, 2014 - Perdue, one of the largest chicken producers in the country, said it has stopped using antibiotics in their farms as part of a five-year effort, in collaboration with consumer groups and health, to curb the unnecessary use of antibiotics in meat production.
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The move comes amid growing concern among public health experts around the world about the relationship between the over-use of antibiotics in livestock and human infections of antibiotic resistant bacteria, or so-called superbugs that do not respond to conventional medical treatments.
“Because antibiotics are no longer used in our hatcheries we have reached the point where 95% of our chickens never received this type of medicine,” said Bruce Stewart-Brown, vice president of quality and food safety at Perdue.
Stewart-Brown added that the policy of free antibiotics from Perdue exceeds the voluntary guidelines of the Federal Drug Administration for...read the full article by clicking on the link below