San Francisco holds public hearing on antibiotics in meat ordinance

Stakeholders warn of unintended consequences ordinance will likely have.

The Department of the Environment in San Francisco, Cal., held a public hearing this week regarding implementation of a newly adopted ordinance that will require approximately 120 large grocery retailers in the city to annually report antibiotics used in livestock production, making it the first city to do so. The Antibiotic Use in Food Animals Ordinance was signed by the San Francisco mayor on Oct. 24, 2017, and became effective on Nov. 23, 2017. 

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