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ANTIBIOTIC BAN

California has adopted the toughest limits in the nation on the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their routine use to prevent illness or promote growth. The law also eliminates the availability of livestock antibiotics for over-the-counter sales.

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SHAREHOLDER ACTION

A McDonald’s Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.

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NATURAL BEEF

Today’s Wall Street Journal says sky-high prices for cattle and beef are breeding reluctance among some ranchers to switch to natural or organic varieties. Article highlights the difficulty that burger chains are having sourcing non-traditional beef.

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TYSON UPDATE

Tyson Foods announced today it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017. Tyson Foods is also forming working groups with independent farmers and others in the company’s beef, pork and turkey supply chains to discuss ways to reduce the use of… read more

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PILGRIM’S PRIDE

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., the second-largest U.S. poultry processor, plans to eliminate all antibiotics from a quarter of its chicken production by 2019, up from about 5% currently, according to its chief executive.

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MEAT UPDATE

The presence of salmonella resistant to antimicrobials in meat sold in U.S. grocery stores is continuing to decrease since its peak in 2009, according to two U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports released today.

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WHERE’S THE BEEF

McDonald’s Corp.’s announcement that it will curb #antibiotic use in its U.S. chicken products raises an obvious question: Where’s the antibiotic-free beef? Today’s Wall Street Journal reports sourcing beef is more complex and fragmented than for chicken.

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ANTIBIOTIC-FREE

McDonald’s Corp. announced today its U.S. restaurants will stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health. McDonald’s said it plans to make the changes over the next two years, working with its chicken suppliers, which include Tyson Foods.

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SUPERBUG RESEARCH

Researchers at Colorado State University are rolling out a series of projects to track antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the livestock industry, in an attempt to determine whether farm practices are fueling the rise of “superbugs.”

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Antibiotics Use

The FDA has received positive written commitments from 25 of 26 animal drug companies in response to its request that they phase out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in livestock, the agency announced Wednesday.

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