Tag Archive: antibiotics, consumer trends, food safety, pork, Tamika Sims
Jan 15, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Pork producers need to proactively communicate with consumers to change the dialoguePork producers and swine veterinarians need to take a more active role in consumers’ food conversations for them to get an accurate picture of how pigs are raised, said Tamika Sims, PhD, director...
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on Calls to cut antibiotics could hurt pig health, vet warnsCalls to ban antibiotics for disease protection in pig and other livestock systems could damage animal welfare and compromise the United States’ food system, industry leaders say.
Jan 10, 2018Susan SpiegelComments Off on 11 barriers to reducing antimicrobial useInflexible production systems and high production costs are preventing pig producers from reducing antimicrobial use on pig farms, according to scientists.
Dec 28, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on New antibiotics targets announced for UK pig sectorUK pig produers are working to meet ambitious new targets to further reduce antibiotic use in the industry.
Sep 28, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Greenway: ‘Don’t be afraid to engage’ consumers on antibiotics, welfarePork producers should find more ways to engage with consumers and share their stories about responsible antibiotic use and welfare, says Brad Greenway, America’s Pig Farmer of the Year in 2016.
Sep 17, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Livestock farming standards to get boost under antimicrobial-resistance planThe European Commission has unveiled plans to promote better global livestock farming standards in a bid to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in animals and humans.
May 19, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on Act now to find alternatives to antibiotics, producers toldUS hog farmers should take a hard look at their production practices if they are to maintain herd health and manage illness in the face of tougher antibiotics rules, a veterinarian urges.
May 08, 2017Susan SpiegelComments Off on US government invests $11M into antimicrobial resistance researchThe United States’ National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is investing $11 million into research that could help reduce the amount of antimicrobials used in pig production. The funding...
Apr 03, 2017PGT EditorComments Off on Pork producers will need more than VFD forms to pass an FDA auditComplying with the new VFD requires pork producers to do more than establish a veterinary-client-patient relationship and retain printed or digital versions of the VFD forms for a minimum of 2 years.