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Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry
Foster Farms to shift away from using antibiotics in its poultry

California poultry giant Foster Farms has joined the flock of meat companies eschewing the use of antibiotics, pledging to eliminate all those used to combat infection in humans. The company's promise comes ahead of Tuesday's White House forum on the use of antibiotics, and amid rising concern that use of the drugs to raise livestock has aided the proliferation of resistant strains of bacteria among humans. More than 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with such strains annually, and at least 23,000 die as a result, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  "Our company is committed to responsible growing practices that help preserve the...

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