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March 1, 2016

Antibiotic-free chicken chasing cage-free eggs

When it comes to poultry industry trends, this much is clear: The cage-free egg came before the antibiotic-free chicken. But similar to the egg industry’s shift toward cage-free housing systems for hens, the movement to rid chickens of antibiotics is quickly gaining traction among the nation’s top suppliers. On Friday, Perdue, the country’s third-largest chicken producer, announced that two-thirds of its chickens are now raised without antibiotics. Those birds will be processed and marketed under Perdue’s “No Antibiotics Ever” label.  Read More

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