March 9, 2015

NCC statement on McDonald’s USA new antibiotic policy

McDonald’s USA today announced new menu sourcing initiatives including only sourcing chicken raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.

The National Chicken Council released the following statement, attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., National Chicken Council vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs:

“The top priority of farmers and chicken companies is to raise healthy chickens, because healthy chickens are directly related to a safe food supply.  Responsible, FDA-approved veterinary treatment and prevention benefits animal welfare and human health by reducing the need for increased doses of antibiotics of human importance in the event of widespread disease. Read More

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