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CBS to air story on antibiotic use in poultry

Next week, the CBS Evening News plans to air a story on antibiotic use in livestock and poultry production, according to reports.

CBS anchor Katie Couric reportedly visited Koch's Turkey Farm in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, US, which raises its turkeys free-range and antibiotic-free.

The segment was said to be scheduled for this week, but was rescheduled due to the Haiti crisis coverage.

The segment is also expected to include footage on Applegate Farms, a New Jersey producer of antibiotic-free, ready-to-eat foods including deli meats, bacon and hot dogs.

CBS has been to Missouri, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma and Denmark to research this story and is expected to focus on antibiotic use in pork and poultry production, according to industry groups that have been contacted by CBS.

Source: Meatingplace

Natalie Berkhout

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