Perdue cuts way back on use of antibiotics on chickens

September 3, 2014 7:53 PM

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Perdue cuts way back on use of antibiotics on chickens

Perdue Foods, the nation's third-largest chicken producer, on Wednesday announced that it has stopped use of human antibiotics with about 95% of its chickens — though it still will use animal antibiotics with about two-thirds of them. At the same time, Perdue will no longer use any antibiotics in its hatcheries.

Five years ago, Perdue used human antibiotics with 100% of its chickens.

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