Tyson to end antibiotic use in chickens by 2017

Tyson to end antibiotic use in chickens by 2017

Tyson to eliminate antibiotics in broiler flocks and forms working groups to study antibiotic use in other protein channels.

TYSON Foods Inc. announced April 28 that it is striving to eliminate the use of human antibiotics from its U.S. broiler chicken flocks by the end of September 2017.

The company will report on its progress annually, beginning with its fiscal 2015 "Sustainability Report."

Tyson already has stopped using all antibiotics in its 35 broiler hatcheries, requires a veterinary prescription for antibiotics used for disease treatment o

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