TESCO BANS AGP FEED FOR PRIVATE-LABEL CHICKEN LINES

LONDON -- Tesco plc, Cheshunt, England, stepped up the pressure on its suppliers to control or eliminate artificial ingredients in fresh foods, after it asked suppliers of its private-label fresh and rotisserie chickens to remove all antibiotic growth promoters from animal feed.At the same time, the U.K.'s largest food retailer also informed suppliers that it would not buy any fresh fruits or vegetables

LONDON -- Tesco plc, Cheshunt, England, stepped up the pressure on its suppliers to control or eliminate artificial ingredients in fresh foods, after it asked suppliers of its private-label fresh and rotisserie chickens to remove all antibiotic growth promoters from animal feed.

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