August 6, 2011

FDA Should Ban Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Editorial, Los Angeles Times


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Buyers of poultry products from a Cargill processing plant in Arkansas may have gotten a little something extra with their turkey burgers: a strain of antibiotic-resistant salmonella that is implicated in the death of a Sacramento man and the illness of 79 others around the country. In response, Cargill recalled 36 million pounds of turkey products last week, among the largest food recalls ever. But just because that turkey is off the shelves doesn't mean it's safe to eat undercooked poultry — or any of a host of other foods...

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TAGGED: FDA, Livestock, Antibiotics, Antibiotic Resistance, Bacteria, Agriculture

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