Kathleen McLaughlin: 'The customer demands a shift and the industry has to innovate and find a way to respond and still remain profitable.'

Walmart challenges suppliers over animal welfare and antibiotic use

By Elaine Watson

Walmart is asking meat and poultry suppliers to stop using antibiotics and antimicrobials for non-therapeutic purposes (eg. to promote growth and boost feed efficiency rather than exclusively for treating sick animals) amid concerns the practice may be...

Source: PLMI


‘The whole field of nutrition is in the dark ages’: Dr Lee Hood


The market capital of a wellness industry that aims to promote and maintain good health will vastly exceed the current treatment-focused disease industry, says Dr Lee Hood, MD, PhD, President & Co-Founder, Institute for Systems Biology.

Industry groups say the bill is unlikely to make any difference

Bill approved on the reduction of antibiotics

By Georgi Gyton

The Californian Assembly has approved a bill which serves to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock, but industry groups say it is unlikely to make a difference.

Cargill will promoting the logo on its turkeys in the run up to Thanksgiving

Cargill promotes absence of growth-promoting antibiotics in its turkeys

By Georgi Gyton

Cargill’s Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey brands have now removed growth-promoting antibiotics from all turkeys produced at the network of independent farms it works with, in what the company claims is an industry first for a major US turkey...

Canadian meat sector welcomes new biosecurity standard

Canadian meat sector welcomes new biosecurity standard

By Leah Germain, Edmonton

Canada’s federal food inspection agency has released a new set of standards for biosecurity in beef products, which will aim to minimise the spread of endemic and infectious foreign diseases while strengthening Canada’s beef industry.

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

US livestock antibiotics guidance meets mixed reaction

By Melodie Michel

Representatives of the American meat industry have expressed mixed reactions to the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) publication of a draft guidance on the use of antibiotics in livestock and poultry production.


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