Hong Kong Consumer Council : 9 Food Chains Contribute to Antibiotic Resistance

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                                                   Gilly Wong, Hong Kong Consumer Council

By Eddie Lee|scmp.com

International fast-food chain McDonald’s and listed company Cafe de Coral are among nine restaurant groups targeted by the city’s consumer watchdog in its latest campaign to tackle a major public health risk caused by the use of meat from animals fed by growth-promoting antibiotics.


In a statement published on the Consumer Council’s website, the watchdog said it had written to nine restaurant chains to inquire about their policies on the use of such meat.

It further urged the companies to set a timetable to stop sourcing meat and poultry from animals that were routinely fattened by the supplements. The request came in an effort to halt the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing serious health hazards.

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International fast-food chain McDonald’s and listed company Cafe de Coral are among nine restaurant groups targeted by the city’s consumer watchdog in its latest campaign to tackle a major public health risk caused by the use of meat from animals fed by growth-promoting antibiotics.

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In a statement published on the Consumer Council’s website, the watchdog said it had written to nine restaurant chains to inquire about their policies on the use of such meat.


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It further urged the companies to set a timetable to stop sourcing meat and poultry from animals that were routinely fattened by the supplements. The request came in an effort to halt the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria posing serious health hazards.

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AND MORE ABOUT MEAT ISSUES IN HONG KONG HERE….

 

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  1. 873937099371633@facebook.com' Ja Cacho says:

    Wanjiru, Ed, Njeri, Claire…how can policy promote an alternative in animal production, such as #oregano?

  2. 865255813582089@facebook.com' Dinah Briggs says:

    Amen

  3. 1100269113317050@facebook.com' John Johnson says:

    We need more public awareness about this here in the US. MRSA is now on the MDRO list, as put out at latest national infectionist conference in 11/15. Those of us who have worked hospitals have seen an increase in VRE, as well as patients now allergic to half the major antibiotic families. We need some serious public education put out on this to promote better health and hygiene practices at all levels and among all age groups.

  4. 563206557166211@facebook.com' Stew Howlet says:

    you are what you eat.

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