Irvine, Ca April 27, 2015- Food giant McDonald’s recently announced a two year plan to phase out the use of antibiotics used to raise chickens. The announcement comes in response to growing concern that humans can develop resistance to these antibiotics. With McDonalds substantial influence in the industry, it is likely that many other food companies will follow suit in an effort to protect their brands.
The plan will build on their policy released in June 2003, citing: “Sustained reductions in the total use of of antibiotics belonging to classes of compounds currently approved for use in human medicine are encouraged and will be considered a favorable factor in supply decisions.”
While others such as Chick-fil-A have also addressed the food safety issue, obtaining a cost-effective and sustainable supply has proven to be a challenge for all. Targeted Grain Management, Inc, has a system that can augment the safety efforts made by the food industry.
40 years of research and development have produced a proactive aeration control system that effectively and safely stores grain. Thousands of customers have reported no mold or insect activity. TGM has built on this technology by providing traceability and storage history for grain based ingredients purchased by food companies. This is a game changer for the food industry. TGM will be able to certify that the grain was stored in optimal condition, is free of harmful fungi by-products. This will greatly reduce the practice of treating livestock with antibiotics in their feed.
While the TGM System alone cannot solve the supply issue facing food companies, it is a simple, reliable, sustainable and cost effective way to better manage what goes into our food.