Chef’s Collaborative has partnered with Pew Charitable Trusts on a letter-writing campaign to reduce antibiotics use in food animals.
They are gathering signatures to a letter urging the FDA “to work with industry to clarify that blanket dispensing of antibiotics to healthy animals is not a judicious use.”
It also asks FDA to establish clear baseline data as to how antibiotics are used on farm “so that we all can track progress toward reducing the prevalence of antibiotic use in food animal production.”
Finally, the groups ask FDA to “take steps to verify that animal feed labels are changing and that veterinarians are more actively involved in prescribing antibiotics.”
Chefs Collaborative is a nonprofit network of chefs that aims to change the sustainable food landscape and celebrate local foods.
To view the list of chefs who have signed the letter so far click here. (The link downloads a PDF of the letter to the computer desktop.)
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