Chick Fil-A To (Eventually) Stop Using Antibiotic-Filled Chicken – Consumerist

The FDA recently introduced voluntary guidelines that asked drug companies to stop selling antibiotics to farmers for non-medical uses.

Critics, including Consumerist, have pointed out that all this toothless guidance does is make farmers change the reason they buy the drugs; it has no effect on whether they are used or not.

Farm animal-related purchases account for half of the antibiotics purchased in the U.S. each year, but reps for the largest drug companies have stated that the FDA guidelines will have no significant impact on their bottom lines.

For its part, Chick-fil-A says it is asking its chicken suppliers to work with the USDA to verify that no antibiotics are administered at any point.

via Chick Fil-A To (Eventually) Stop Using Antibiotic-Filled Chicken – Consumerist.

More things to actually be concerned about — if you can, please do go for non antibiotic treated chicken.  You get way enough antibiotics already.  This isn’t a problem just for CFA; a *lot* of the chicken in the food supply is like this.

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