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UK supermarkets move to cut antibiotic use in farming

Most of the UK’s leading supermarket chains are making “significant progress” in reducing antibiotics in farming, but Iceland, Asda and Aldi have been named as falling behind in a new study. Iceland was found to be the only major chain to have no publicly available policies on antibiotic use in its supply chain and no strategy in place to reduce the use of the vital medicines. Asda says it does not support the routine preventive use of antibiotics, but publicly lists no restrictions on such use, other than the UK’s minimum legal requirements, which campaigners say are insufficient. Aldi says publicly that it recommends that routine use should be avoided by its suppliers. Read more.....

 

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