Salmon Exports Decline Amid Increased Antibiotic Use

News: The decision by Chile's salmon farmers to use heavy antibiotics to treat the Piscirickettsiosis bacteria has led to a decline in sales as US retailers such as Costco move to antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon. The increased antibiotic use had sparked health concerns in the US food industry, leading Costco to announce a reduction in Chilean salmon imports in April. Costco, which used to purchase 90% of its salmon fillet requirements from Chile, now plans to buy 60% of its salmon from...

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