Tell Trader Joe's: Stop selling meat raised with antibiotics!
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Tell Trader Joe's: Stop selling meat raised with antibiotics!

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

Earlier this summer, medical researchers at the University of Montreal linked a difficult-to-treat bladder infection that affects millions of women a year, with a form of antibiotic resistant E. coli commonly found in chicken.

This is just one of a growing number of stories about the rise of antibiotic resistant superbugs making humans sick, which researchers are increasingly connecting with the rampant overuse of antibiotics in meat production.

This is an emergency situation. But Federal regulators appear incapable of overcoming pressure from the Big Meat and pharmaceutical lobbies.

It's time for major retailers like Trader Joe's to step up and help get antibiotics out of our food.

Tell Trader Joe's: Stop selling meat raised with antibiotics!

CREDO is joining with Consumers Union and other groups to call on Trader Joe's to sell only antibiotic-free meat because the company has shown a commitment to safe food in the past - including sourcing only non-GMO ingredients, and meat free of pink slime.

And because the company sells most of its products under its own label, Trader Joe's has direct control of its supply chain.

The company already sells some meat that does not contain antibiotics, but going all the way would create a powerful incentive for other retailers to follow suit, by meeting the strong consumer demand for meat raised without antibiotics.

Tell Trader Joe's: Stop selling meat raised with antibiotics! 

Antibiotics are a crucial tool to cure illness for all of us. Whether or not you eat meat, we're all endangered by the antibiotic-resistant bacteria that continue emerging as a result of antibiotic overuse on factory farms.

80% of all antibiotics are currently fed to livestock -- primarily as a growth stimulant and to compensate for filthy, cruel living conditions. That needs to stop.

More than 100,000 CREDO members submitted a public comment to the FDA earlier this month urging the agency to strengthen its voluntary and inadequate antibiotics standards.

While we wait for FDA's response, Trader Joe's can show its commitment to food safety, and start moving meat producers away from their dangerous overuse of antibiotics.

Tell Trader Joe's: Stop selling meat raised with antibiotics!

To:
Trader Joe's
The widespread use of antibiotics in food animals contributes to the spread of deadly, antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs' in humans. Trader Joe's, I urge you to source and sell only meat and poultry raised without antibiotics.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Valarie Fields SOUTHFIELD, MI
      • almost 2 years ago

      I shopped at Trader Joe's twice a month for my family. If Trader Joe's don't solve this issue quick, I will shop elsewhere.

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    • Brian Masur TUCSON, AZ
      • about 2 years ago

      What the hell are you thinking?

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    • Catherine DeGroot WANTAGH, UNITED STATES
      • about 2 years ago

      Europe has banned it and they have over twice the population we do, its time to change.

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    • David Greene COLLEGE STATION, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      There is no such thing as "Big Meat" and stupid insinuations to Big Brother like that; however, the threat that corporations pose to the average consumer is real nonetheless. Quite frankly, solving the issue is more important to me than what you call it, despite how the latter can give off a false representation of what to support or oppose. I support this petition on that basis alone. Using propaganda like "Big _____" is deceitful, though, and should not be tolerated.

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    • Ashley Kumar HACKENSACK, NJ
      • about 2 years ago

      Dear Trader Joe's, I have loved you for so long and have signed over many dollars of my paycheck to your store. Is the money you make off of antibiotic meat worth the risk of losing several of your long-term, loyal patrons, such as myself?

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