January 17, 2014

Citing health risks, California lawmakers push to limit antibiotic use on livestock

The salmonella outbreak that rippled out from California chicken processing facilities last year, sickening more than 400 and hospitalizing at least 134, came with a troubling footnote: several bacteria samples taken from victims resisted multiple types of antibiotics. They weren’t impervious to salmonella drugs, officials from Foster Farms are quick to point out, and no one has died. Officials conducting an investigation have yet to discern the precise causes of the outbreaks.  Read More

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