Best Aquaculture Practices

Category: Vanguard

BAP Seeking Companies to Pilot Raised Without Antibiotics Standard

Antimicrobial use in animals raised for human consumption can lead to dissemination of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria, which can then be transmitted to humans via food and other transmission routes. Antimicrobial resistance is a global challenge for public health and food systems broadly. Best Aquaculture Practices standards have always required that BAP-certified producers not use proactively prohibited antibiotics, drugs or other chemical compounds for disease prevention and growth promotion. However, BAP has created another option for producers to demonstrate that they are on the forefront of this issue. The BAP Raised Without Antibiotics (RWA) Standard is a voluntary protocol that was created … READ MORE “BAP Seeking Companies to Pilot Raised Without Antibiotics Standard”