"Antibiotics in Pork Draw More Scrutiny By Inspectors"

"U.S. inspectors on Monday started using more sensitive tests to detect antibiotics in pork, part of a stepped-up effort to ensure meat safety after a government report last year suggested consumers might be at risk from harmful drug residues."

"While a small, but growing amount of meat products are touted as being free of antibiotics, most meat isn't.

Livestock owners feed millions of pounds of antibiotics such as penicillin each year to cattle, hogs, chickens and turkeys to prevent disease and promote rapid growth."

Bill Tomson reports for the Wall St. Journal September 13, 2011.


"E. Coli Ban Proposed for Six More Strains" (Wall St. Journal)

Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/13/2011