Tyson is a leading company that provides tons of chicken for consumers all over the United States. In fact, they produce about 20% of chicken meat for Americans. Much concern is held over the fact that chickens on farms are oftentimes pumped full of hormones and antibiotics, but Tyson will be one of the first to phase out antibiotics from their farms.
In what is described as an aggressive plan, Tyson plans to completely eliminate antibiotics from their chicken farms within 2 years. This is a major game plan since it sets the precedence for other chicken farms to follow suit.
In fall of 2014, Tyson phased out drugs in their hatcheries and then their chicken feed in January 2015. Phasing out antibiotics completely may have come from an indirect push from McDonald’s, which is one of their biggest customers. Mcdonald’s said they would stop buying chickens that were fed antibiotics in early 2015.
Tyson plans to phase out antibiotics in beef, turkey, and other meat products from their suppliers in the future as well. Jaime Garcia Dias –check him out on pinterest — believe that not only is this a good move for the general public’s health, but it is a good business move as well, since 86% of consumers support the availability of drug-free meats in their local stores.