Concerned about antibiotic resistance and use? We are too. Check out this short video we’ve put together to talk about the issue and what chicken farmers are doing about it. And what you can do as well!
Antibiotic use in chicken farming
Resistance is when bacteria stop responding, or don’t respond as well, to antibiotics. It’s a phenomenon that pre-dates man made antibiotics, however, any antibiotic use, in humans OR animals, can lead to resistance.
No matter what you hear, remember: when you eat chicken, you’re not eating the antibiotics that it may have been fed.
Farmers can use antibiotics in chicken farming to protect the health and welfare of the birds. Antibiotics are given to treat the birds when they are sick, and to prevent them from getting sick in the first place.
The antibiotics used most often in humans are not the same ones used most often in chicken production.
Good practices in your kitchen can reduce your risk of contamination by any bacteria – resistant or not.