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Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club ask meat suppliers to reduce antibiotic use

Posted May 23, 2015, at 12:10 p.m.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said its U.S. units were asking meat suppliers to reduce the use of antibiotics in farm animals and provide annual reports on antibiotics management and animal welfare.

Walmart U.S. and Sam’s Club U.S. are asking suppliers to limit the use of antibiotics to sick animals and not use antibiotics for boosting animals’ growth, the company said Thursday.

“We have listened to our customers and are asking our suppliers to engage in improved reporting standards and transparency measures regarding the treatment of farm animals,” Kathleen McLaughlin, senior vice president of Wal-Mart sustainability, said in a statement.

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