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Tyson to eliminate human antibiotics in its chickens by 2017
Tyson to eliminate human antibiotics in its chickens by 2017

Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world's largest meat producers, said Tuesday it plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chickens by 2017. The Springdale, Ark.-based company joins firms including McDonald's Corp., Chick-Fil-A Inc. and poultry rival Perdue Farms in announcing the phase-out or elimination of human antibiotics in the face of growing pressure from consumer groups and regulators. "Antibiotic resistant infections are a global health concern,” Tyson Chief Executive Donnie Smith said in a statement. “We’re confident our meat and poultry products are safe, but want to do our part to responsibly reduce human antibiotics on the farm so...

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