Antibiotic Use

Tyson Foods is the world’s largest producer of no-antibiotics-ever (NAE) chicken. All chickens raised for the Tyson® retail brand are grown without using any antibiotics – ever. In addition, Tyson Foodservice offers chicken raised with no antibiotics ever under the Tyson Red Label™ brand Tyson True®Tenderpressed® brand, and select Tyson® individually frozen bone-in products. For the 2018-19 school year, all of Tyson K-12 commodity eligible poultry products will transition to no artificial ingredients and no antibiotics ever.

The company also produces and markets organic chicken, raised without antibiotics, under the NatureRaised Farms® brand.

We’ve been able to reduce the use of antibiotics in our chicken flocks through the use of antibiotics alternatives, such as probiotics and essential oils, as well as improved housing and breeding practices.

Because of our commitment to animal welfare we will still treat sick flocks with antibiotics, when necessary, however, these birds will not be used for products sold under the NAE label.  We report on the use of antibiotics in our chicken business in our annual Sustainability Report.

Tyson Foods also markets beef and pork under the Open Prairie Natural® brand that is produced from cattle and pigs raised without antibiotics.