Tell Trader Joe's: We shouldn't be overusing our lifesaving antibiotics in meat production

Trader Joe's CEO Dan Bane:

We, the undersigned, urge your company to commit to eliminating routine antibiotic use from its privately labeled meat supply chains.

Every year, as many as 160,000 Americans die from infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Globally, the annual death toll could rise to 10 million by 2050.

Rampant overuse of antibiotics is still the status quo for many factory farms, with nearly two-thirds of the medically important antibiotics sold in the U.S. going to produce meat. This directly contributes to the growth and spread of these "superbugs."

Major companies such as yours can eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in the meat they package and sell directly. Trader Joe's can play a huge role in protecting public health by leading the industry away from dangerous antibiotic overuse.