Milk And Antibiotics: Making Sure Your Milk Is Safe
Every day, the dairy community strives to do things responsibly; from taking care of cows to making sure your milk is free of antibiotics.
One part of that is helping people understand how antibiotics are used responsibly on a dairy farm, and why you can be assured that all milk at the grocery store is antibiotic-free.
Sometimes it’s necessary for dairy farmers to work with veterinarians to treat their cows with antibiotics when they’re ill, just as we sometimes need medication when we’re sick. However, there are strict government standards and protocols that ensure there aren’t antibiotics in the milk you buy at the store.
How can you know for sure?
In 2015, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine reported that the milk you buy at your grocery store is safe after collecting milk samples from nearly 2,000 dairy farms across the country.
Here’s how the dairy community makes sure your milk is safe and free of antibiotics.