Don’t Bother with These Labels Claiming Antibiotic-Free Products
The USDA applies this claim only to fresh meat when nothing has been added to the cut of meat itself, such as added color. The cow (or pig or lamb) could still have been raised on an antibiotic diet and the term isn’t regulated.
Antibiotic-Free/No Antibiotic Residues
The USDA does not authorize these claims. Since no one approves them, they can mean anything.