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Antibiotic-Free Meat

12 feed antibiotic reduction lessons from EU producers

There is no need to reinvent the wheel when EU countries have already made all of the necessary mistakes on the road toward antibiotic-free diets.
Today, the EU is following a more holistic approach that views the reduction of antibiotic usage as a goal to be achieved gradually by a complete overhaul of the whole industry and not miraculously by just the ban on feed antibiotics.
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Costco adopts antibiotic stewardship policy

New policy restricts use of medically important antibiotics in the company’s meat and poultry supply chain to therapeutic use only
Costco Wholesale Corporation on December 7 updated its animal welfare standards to include a policy on the responsible use of antibiotics, establishing a commitment to restrict the use of medically important antibiotics in the company’s meat and poultry supply chains to therapeutic use only, under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian.
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Nigeria bans antibiotics for growth promotion in animal feed

Antimicrobial resistance a growing concern in the country
Nigeria’s National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a ban on the use of antibiotics as growth promoters and mold inhibitors in animal feed, citing growing antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country.
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