New! FoodID's Kevin Lo in Science Magazine – “Raised without Antibiotics” Label Claims Lack Integrity

CIDRAP: Testing finds antibiotics in ‘Raised Without Antibiotics’ cattle

April 8, 2022

Chris Dall of CIDRAP News explores how a new study in Science magazine raises troubling questions about how much consumers can trust meat labels that claim animals have been raised without the use of antibiotics.

Under the current system, (Gail) Hansen says, there are not a lot of incentives to play by the rules. Farmer and ranchers raising RWA cattle take a significant loss if they have to give antibiotics to an animal right before slaughter. “We have a lot of incentives to the do the wrong thing, and not a lot of incentives to do the right thing,” she said.

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