Antibiotics

NPPC, Farm Bureau File Prop. 12 Brief With Supreme Court NPPC and the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) today filed their initial brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in their case against California’s Proposition 12, which bans the sale of pork not produced according to the state’s production standards. The high court is expected to…

April 22, 2022 USDA LETS MORE PACKING PLANTS RETURN TO FASTER LINE SPEEDSUSDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced it approved the Clemens Food Group pork packing plant in Coldwater, Michigan, to run faster line speeds under a one-year trial program. The agency now has let four plants operate with faster harvesting line…

Home / Animal Well-being / Antibiotics Antibiotics × NPPC’s Position NPPC supports veterinary oversight of antibiotic uses and scientifically rigorous studies and risk assessments to help farmers make informed decisions about the use of antibiotics in food animals.   NPPC supports collaborating with the agricultural industry to voluntarily collect information on how antibiotics are used…

PHILIPPINES CONSIDERING EXTENDING HIGHER QUOTA, REDUCED TARIFFS ON PORKThe Philippines government this week indicated it may extend through the end of 2022 the country’s increased Minimum Access Volume (MAV) quota for imported pork and the reduced tariffs on pork under and over the quota. The MAV, which in May was increased to 254,000 metric tons,…

In October 2019, journalist Lesley Stahl conducted an 80-minute interview with Dr. Liz Wagstrom, chief veterinarian of the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC). The “60 Minutes” story that aired on Jan. 5, 2020, included less than two minutes of Dr. Wagstrom’s comments and failed to include critical information about modern pork production. The U.S. pork…

WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 4, 2019 – On Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, New York Times readers were treated to a wildly inaccurate and one-sided news story, commonly called a hit piece, about a 2015 salmonella outbreak in Washington State from tainted pork. The reporter misrepresented our industry, twisting comments to paint an essentially pre-determined narrative without regard…

A ban on disease prevention uses of antibiotics in food-animal production being advocated by the World Health Organization would be ill-advised and wrong. Denying pigs, cows and chickens necessary antibiotics would be unethical and immoral, leading to animal suffering and possibly death, and could compromise the nation’s food system. America’s pork farmers share the WHO’s…