San Francisco requires grocers to disclose antibiotics in meat

San Francisco requires grocers to disclose antibiotics in meat

Krissa Welshans

Beef Magazine

The San Francisco, Cal., Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance this week that requires approximately 120 large grocery retailers in the city to annually report antibiotics used in livestock production, making the city the first in the U.S. to do so. The large grocers affected are those with at least one store in San Francisco and a worldwide total of 25 or more locations, which would include companies like Walmart, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and SafeWay. Smaller grocers are allowed to opt in or opt out of the reporting.

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