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November 24, 2015

Statement of the National Chicken Council on Consumer Reports antibiotics story

Secondly, as FDA has stated, “it is inaccurate and alarmist to define bacteria resistant to one, or even a few, antibiotics as ‘Superbugs’ if these same bacteria are still treatable by other commonly used antibiotics.”  Yet Consumer Reports continues to do so and once again provides no data to back-up their assertions.

The National Chicken Council used today’s “report” by Consumer Reports about antibiotic use in animal agriculture as an opportunity to remind to remind consumers that any meat from chickens sold in the U.S. is free of antibiotics.  The USDA regulates withdrawal periods to ensure no meat bought in the store contains antibiotics or antibiotic residue from animals that may need medicine.  Read More

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