The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a requirement that large grocers disclose antibiotics used in meat. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a requirement that large grocers disclose antibiotics used in meat. (Mira Laing/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF orders big grocers to disclose antibiotics used in meat

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first city in the nation to require large grocery stores to annually report antibiotics used in the raising of livestock sold.

The Department of the Environment will receive the reports from the some 120 large grocery outlets in San Francisco and publicly disclose the antibiotic information, under legislation introduced by Supervisor Jeff Sheehy and unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors.

SEE RELATED: SF to mandate large grocers disclose antibiotics used in meat

The consumer education is intended to force a marketplace shift toward antibiotic-free meats and poultry.
The abuse of antibiotics in livestock as a way to speed up growth or compensate for squalid conditions is partly blamed for a spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

At least 2 million people contract antibiotic-resistant infections annually and at least 23,000 die as a result, according to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control.
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