In anticipation of FDA regulations on the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals, the National Pork Board (NPB) has announced their own proactive strategy.

According to Pork Network, the NPB and 60,000 pig farmers in the U.S. stand ready “to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and preserve the responsible on-farm use of antibiotics in pork production.” Pork farmers themselves have funded Pork Checkoff’s antibiotic resource center for farmers and veterinarians.

NPB President Jan Archer adds, “Real, substantive change is underway on pig farms across America with the farmers themselves shaping the discussion around responsible antibiotic use.”

Read more at Pork Network

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