Walmart apparently has heard people’s concerns about antibiotics used in food production. The country’s largest food retailer last week asked suppliers to limit antibiotic use in meat, seafood, dairy and egg to medical uses.
Widespread concern exists about the public health implications of giving animals antibiotics for growth purposes. Concerns center around overuse prompting antibiotic resistance for diseases contracted by people who consume meat and poultry filled with such antibiotics.
The Food and Drug Administration is trying to collect data on the amount of antibiotics used to promote growth in animals. Continue reading “Walmart joins the movement to cut antibiotic use in food”