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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Dominant standard in poultry- made dominant with action by schools

Emergence of a dominant standard depends on several factors but pressure from users that too by schools was a novelty.
Antibiotics are used to treat disease in farm animals and reduce food-borne pathogens, but some producers of meat and poultry also add antibiotics to feed and water to encourage weight gain. More antibiotics fed to farm animals, however, also contribute to increased occurrence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
The Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use standard is a response to the problem devised by the Pew Charitable Trusts and School Food FOCUS, short for Food Options for Children in the United States, an organization that aims to harness the buying power of school districts to increase the nutritional value of food served in public schools. School Food FOCUS established a consortium of 15 school districts with some 2.3 million children that purchases $36 million in chicken each year, to exercise this buying power in establishing the antibiotic standard.
Tyson Foods, USA’s largest producer of chickens, adopted the Certified Responsible Antibiotic Use standard.

source: Science& enterprise

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