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  • Wal-Mart urges meat suppliers to curb antibiotic use Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:42 PM ET

    CHICAGO, May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc is pressing meat, seafood, dairy and egg suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics, becoming the first large retailer to take a stand against the excessive use of drugs in raising farm animals. Wal-Mart, the country's biggest food retailer, is also telling suppliers not to raise animals in gestation crates or in other...

  • Q&A: Why are antibiotics used in livestock? Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:35 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Wal-Mart, the world's biggest retailer, is the latest company to ask its suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Here's a rundown of what's driving the decision:. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released estimates that more than 23,000 people a year are dying from infections that are resistant to drugs.

  • May 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc said its U.S. units were asking meat suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals, joining the list of U.S. companies that have responded to consumer and government concerns over the excess use of drugs in livestock. Wal-Mart's U.S. units will ask suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics for the treatment of sick animals and not...

  • NEW YORK— Wal-Mart's push to get its suppliers to give farm animals fewer antibiotics and more room to roam is expected to have a big impact on the food industry, experts say. Though the steps are voluntary, Wal-Mart, which sells more food than any other store, has a history of using its retail muscle to change the way products are made and sold across the retail...

  • NEW YORK, May 20- Sanderson Farms Inc, the third largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to continue using antibiotics on its birds partly because there are no alternatives on the horizon for treating a deadly but common gut disease, Chief Executive Officer Joe Sanderson said on Wednesday. Two of the biggest makers of animal drugs have told Sanderson Farms that...

  • CHICAGO, May 20- Hormel Foods' chief executive cast doubt on federal forecasts for as much as 4 percent increase in turkey meat production on Wednesday, due to a devastating outbreak of avian flu that has "significantly challenged" its Jennie-O Turkey Store business. To date, the outbreak has led to the deaths or scheduled euthanizations of more than 38 million...

  • A series of scandals in the last few years from melamine-tainted milk powder in China, horse meat supplied as beef in Europe and growth drugs causing lameness in U.S. cattle has triggered a consumer backlash over food standards and safety. "For meat producers, reputation risks are becoming stronger driving companies to focus on safe ingredients specially in...

  • Ingredient ban right way to do biz: Panera CEO Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 6:12 PM ET
    A Panera Bread location in Chicago.

    A boost in Panera's business thanks to its additive ban would be a bonus, but it wasn't the real reason behind the move, its CEO said.

  • CHICAGO, May 5- The largest-ever U.S. outbreak of avian influenza, which has devastated Midwestern poultry and egg producers in recent weeks, could be felt at Thanksgiving tables across the nation come November, farmers and some trade groups say. The virulent H5N2 strain has already spread to 14 states and led to the deaths or scheduled euthanizations of more...

  • These ingredients are unacceptable, Panera says Monday, 4 May 2015 | 9:00 PM ET
    A customer exits a Panera Bread Co. location in New York, U.S.

    Panera Bread released a list of additives on Monday that it is banning from its menu by the end of next year.

  • May 4- Tyson Food Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, posted a better-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by its acquisition of Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co last year. Tyson, which bought Hillshire to expand its prepared foods business, said it expects to achieve more than $250 million in savings this year, up from the more than $225 million it...

  • Early movers: CVC, CMCSA, TSN, MCD & more Monday, 4 May 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • May 4- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, reported a 10.5 percent rise in quarterly sales, helped by the acquisition of Jimmy Dean sausage maker Hillshire Brands Co.. Net income attributable to Tyson Foods rose to $310 million, or 75 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 28, from $213 million, or 60 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • *Wall Street closed sharply higher on Friday as consumer sentiment jumped and vehicle sales for GM and Ford were stronger-than-expected in April, while manufacturing expansion in the month held steady at near a two-year low. *Data also showed that factory activity in China in April saw its biggest drop in a year, hardening the case for fresh stimulus from...

  • What matters to markets this week Monday, 4 May 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • Jobs report is big but watch out for Europe Friday, 1 May 2015 | 7:21 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

    Influences from abroad may first drive stocks, bonds and the dollar.

  • CHICAGO, May 1- Hog farmers are six times more likely than the general population to carry an infectious bacteria that can cause skin and respiratory problems and resists treatment from multiple drugs, according to a new U.S. research study. The study, published this week in the online journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, is the largest-ever examination of...

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017, one of the most aggressive timetables yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat company also said Tuesday it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its...

  • Tyson to cut antibiotics   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 9:20 AM ET
    Tyson to cut antibiotics

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on Tyson Foods' plan to cut the use of antibiotics in chicken.

  • CHICAGO, April 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017- one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company. The Arkansas- based chicken and meat giant also said it is working on ways to curtail such on-farm drug practices at its other...