antibiotics in food

Major companies like Subway and Perdue are cutting antibiotics from their food.
2016 could see a big crackdown on the "sub-therapeutic" use of antibiotics for healthy livestock.
Routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture to increase growth and as a prophylactic measure to prevent disease in crowded conditions also contributes to antibiotic resistance. In fact, about 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in meat and poultry farms.
The full switch won't be complete until 2025, the company says.
A closer look at a hot-button issue.
By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO, July 23 (Reuters) - Chile's salmon farmers are using record levels of antibiotics to treat
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There is some uncertainty in these data, but not enough to escape the fact that the vast majority of antibiotics in this country are used in food animals, not to treat sick people.
The FDA's report on antibiotics used in food animals asks pharmaceutical companies to voluntarily to reduce the sales of their antibiotic products sold for use in animal feed. If the success of FDA's approach strikes you as unlikely, you're not alone.
So far, 2012 is bringing bad news for people who don't want "free antibiotics" in their food. Antibiotics are routinely given to livestock on factory farms to make them gain weight with less feed and keep them from getting sick in confinement conditions.