Label Meat Raised On Antibiotics

"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill." - World Health Organization

Seventy percent of medically-important antibiotics are used on livestock and poultry, often on animals that aren't sick. This overuse can grow and spread drug-resistant bacteria, aka superbugs.

If the meat that consumers purchase contributes to this rising public health crisis, that should be clear to see.

Tell the USDA to label meat raised with routine antibiotics.

Support of FSIS Petition Number 13-03

Dear USDA,

All consumers should have the right to know whether meat sold in stores has been raised in a way that contributes to the growth and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Please require antibiotic labels.


Original Petition by U.S. PIRG