Dec 12

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

Increased Opposition to Antibiotics in Europe and the U.S.

The Danish Parliament has ratified a new protocol for the use of antimicrobials in animal production.  In announcing the changes which also introduced new standards for welfare, the Minister for Food Agriculture and Fisheries Metti Gjerskov stated “the new rules provide an incentive to make sure that medicine is given only to individual animals in need of treatment and not to the entire herd as a matter of course” She added “this is a significant step in the further reduction of the use of antimicrobials in farming and is a very important part in the fight against antimicrobial resista

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Jul 24

Building Trust as a Food Brand

Building Trust as a Food Brand Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown

Perdue’s Dr. Bruce Stewart-Brown talked to food session attendees at Alltech's recent symposium about how Perdue builds consumer trust by meeting expectations for quality. In his presentation, Stewart-Brown used Perdue boneless skinless chicken breasts to discuss tenderness and the program Perdue uses to ensure chicken meets consumer expectations.

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Dec 05

FDA Denies Activist’s Antibiotic Petition

FDA Denies Activist’s Antibiotic Petition Dr. Simon Shane

With consummate speed the Food and Drug Administration has finally replied to the petition to restrict the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics in livestock production submitted in April 2005. The Citizen Petition was drafted by Environmental Defense, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Public Health Association, the Food Animal Concerns Trust and the Union of Concerned Scientist.

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