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September 16, 2014

Spotlight on antibiotics in poultry production

An extensive report by Reuters claims that antibiotic use in poultry production is posing a threat to consumer health because antibiotic use in poultry production is more widespread – and in lower doses – than originally believed.  Feed tickets issued to poultry growers by feed mills served as the basis of the report titled “Farmeceuticals”. Reuters said its reporters reviewed 320 documents generated by Springdale, Arkansas-based Tyson Foods Inc.; Pilgrim’s Pride, Greeley, Colo.; Perdue Farms, Salisbury, Md., George’s, Springdale and Park Ridge, Illinois-based Koch Foods.  Read More

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