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Applegate CEO Worries FDA Plan To Address Antibiotics In Animal Agriculture Is Too Little, Too Late
Date:12/12/2013

to human health in the 21st century, and the overuse of antibiotics in animal agriculture is a contributing factor.  In fact, this year nearly 2 million people in the U.S will contract serious antibiotic resistant diseases and 23,000 will die from them.  Superbugs are a crisis right now; I don't think we have the luxury of waiting three years to see how the FDA's plan works out." 

Applegate is committed to educating the public about the dangers of antibiotic overuse in animal agriculture and its effects on the environment and human health. Applegate, in partnership with STOP Foodborne Illness, launched Citizens Against Superbugs in December 2011. McDonnell also is supporting a documentary about the topic, "Resistance."

About Applegate
For more than 25 years, Applegate has been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products.  Natural can mean many things, but when Applegate says their products are natural, consumers are guaranteed that the meat inside is:

  • Raised without antibiotics or hormones
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet and treated with humane animal standards
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

For more information about our products, visit http://www.applegate.com/.

Video with caption: "A clip from the documentary, "Resistance," featuring Dr. Lance Price, microbiolgist from the Translational Genomics Research Institute, describing the antibiotic resistance "cliff.". Video available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6bcP0f82qY
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