Sep 18 2013

How to Minimize exposure to Antibiotics in Meat

Published by at 2:36 pm under children,Family Meals,Health,Safety


The recent report  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention underscores that drug-resistant hazards in the nation’s food supply pose a serious threat to public health. The report has generated an interest in reducing antibiotic ingestion in meat.

In the United States, 74% of antibiotics considered critically or highly important by the World Health Organization are sold for use in food animal production. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) recommends to minimize exposure to antibiotic resistant pathogens in the meat supply, consumers should buy meats that bear a label saying “USDA Certified Organic”or “Raised Without Antibiotics: USDA Process Certified”.

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