Monday, May 20, 2019

22 of America's favorite burger chains get an 'F' for antibiotic beef policy

I don’t think this will affect where people get their burgers.
AOL News reports there could be harmful chemicals in your burger, at least according to a new research report released by the Consumer Union, an advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

In a report titled “Chain Reaction IV,” the Consumer Union graded “the top 25 burger chains in the U.S. on their antibiotic use policies for beef sourcing, on implementation of these policies as reflected in current beef purchasing, and on transparency around antibiotic use in their beef supply chains.”

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1 comment:

  1. All the article says is that these businesses are named as not having met a set of artificial antibiotic testing and avoidance hurdles that seem to be favoered by the fine socialist folks at Consumer Reports. A group who have never seen a public safety or food regulation or regulator they didn't love. All of the named businesses have their own in-house food quality requirements as well as Federal and in some cases local regulations to follow on ingredient quality and safety. I'll also point out that the article suggests that the problem is humans potentially ingesting antibiotics causing the humans to be antibiotic resistant. The actual problem (if they knew what they were talking about) is that there is research suggesting that antibiotic use in livestock is creating antibiotic resistant pathogens both in the livestock industries and in human healthcare. There is also some research to suggest otherwise. Either way they seem to be shilling for some type of antibiotic testing program plus there are also some overtones of the movement to stop using livestock for human food consumption that bleed through the text. All of which suggest this article is not about food safety or antibiotic resistance at all. It's about the usual leftist desires for control.

    FYI, All the livestock industries (Meat,milk eggs) and their food industry partners are currently in the process of learning and applying all sorts of management practices aimed at reducing or in some cases stop the use of antibiotics in food animal production. And that will ultimately be more effective than another round of regulations and rule making. but being effective is not what matter here.