CP Group Says NO to Antibotic, Hormones for Food Safety

November 16, 2016
Charoen Pokphand Group (CP Group) strongly affirms the Group has been placing importance on the food safety standard and long putting the antibiotics and hormones refraining policy in its operations constantly into practice that leads to the innovative farming method that focusing on preventing diseases allows the Group to ban antibiotic and consequently comply with international food safety standards.

Mr.Virachai Ratanabanchuen, Chief Operating Officer - Chicken Business of Charoen Pokphand Foods, Pcl., the Group's agro-industry and food business flagship company, said that CP FOODS's veterinarian team has upheld the "reasonable treatment principle" and the "one health" principle that highlights the focus in the health of humans, animals and environment for the holistic health of all. The absence of antibiotic in the operations is in line with these international principles. Without the substances, animals are healthy thanks to proper management; all facilities are cleaned, properly equipped with disease-preventing and ventilation systems. Animals are fed with clean food and water. Antibiotic are also substituted by vitamins and pro-biotics., said that CP FOODS's veterinarian team has upheld the "reasonable treatment principle" and the "one health"principle that highlights the focus in the health of humans, animals and environment for the holistic health of all. The absence of antibiotic in the operations is in line with these international principles. Without the substances, animals are healthy thanks to proper management; all facilities are cleaned, properly equipped with disease-preventing and ventilation systems. Animals are fed with clean food and water. Antibiotic are also substituted by vitamins and pro-biotics.

In the event of disease outbreaks and animals need treatment accordingly to welfare standards, drugs are administered proportionately and in a strictly controlled manner, under the judgment of in-charge veterinarians who must hold the licenses from the Department of Livestock Development. The veterinarians will supervise the drug-free period, before the animals are sent to slaughter houses. Animal drug residue is traced before the slaughter, to assure consumers that CP FOODS's chicken is antibiotic-free.

Mr.Virachai added that Thailand's farming process has been improved significantly, thanks to strict regulatory control. For instance, the Department of Livestock Development sets out strict requirements concerning farm standards and pre-slaughter residue testing. As a result, Thailand's chicken industry has won international recognition, particularly the European Union and Japan which demands super-high food safety standards. Thailand has become the world's fourth largest chicken exporting country and chicken for domestic consumption is of export quality. As such, consumers can be assured of the safety of chicken, either produced by CP FOODS or other companies.