Thursday, June 7, 2012

False: Bugs live in our Meat

Article from Self Magazine.

U.S. Farmers and Rancher's Alliance posted a Self Magazine Article on their Facebook page. Read the full article here. The authors says that antibiotics and vaccines used in animal agriculture is being linked to consumer illness. This is false and the article has no scientific research to back their statement.
  • The consumer became ill after eating uncooked chicken. Make sure to following cooking instructions and ALWAYS use a meat thermometer. Chicken should reach an internal temperature of  165*F.
  • Farmers and Ranchers work with their veterinarian to keep their animals safe while also contributing to a safe, wholesome food supply. We can not only about the health of our animals, but also the quality of the food we're supplying for your families. Vaccines are use boost the animal's immunity, it does not affect meat or milk. Cows are practically like our kids, when they're sick we feel it is humane to treat them to make them better. The antibiotics used have a withdrawal time. This means the number of days is takes for the antibiotic to get through the animal's systems. Once the withdrawal time has expired it is safe for consumption whether it be meat or milk. We take record keeping very seriously so these steps are followed correctly.
Join me telling the true story about animal agriculture and how committed farmers and ranchers are to providing a safe, whole food supply by using the hashtag #superbugs on Twitter.


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