15 MAY

Most meat, poultry purchased by SF departments treated with antibiotics

City departments tasked for the first time with tracking antibiotics used in the production of the meat and poultry they purchased struggled to get accurate information from suppliers, according to a report.

San Francisco passed a law late last year requiring city departments to start disclosing data on meat purchases and antibiotic use to address the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Health organizations say the missue of antibiotics in livestock for disease prevention and growth promotion have contributed to the alarming health risk.  Read more

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