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Dairy industry gets tough on drugs

The UK dairy industry has responded to the growing threat posed by drug-resistant infections by launching new initiatives to tackle antibiotic use. The package of measures introduced by trade body Dairy UK includes a new training programme for dairy farmers and improved teat sealant training to be carried out by vets. The aim of the…
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Review calls for curb in drugs fed to livestock

The unnecessary use of antibiotics in agriculture must be reduced to stop the spread of drug-resistant infections, a government-commissioned review has concluded. Curbs on the use of drugs in livestock production, in particular for preventative reasons, was one of ten recommendations made by the O’ Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, which set out in stark…
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Investors warn of antibiotic risks

Leading food and restaurants brands have been urged to reduce the level of antibiotic use in their meat supply chains or risk seeing their market valuation suffer. Financiers including Aviva Investors, Strathclyde Pension Fund and Coller Capital called on brands such as McDonald’s, Burger King and JD Wetherspoon to reduce their dependence on antibiotics used…
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Briefing: Do we need antibiotic-free labels on food?

WITH THE OVERUSE of medicine linked to the rise of MRSA, pressure is mounting on the food industry to act. Experts give their view.                     New investigation An investigation by the Guardian newspaper found that pork sold by several leading supermarkets was contaminated with a strain of…
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