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Judge thinks about Tyson antibiotic free chicken settlement

Product liability victims – including many consumers who thought they were purchasing antibiotic free chicken – can receive cash and coupons under a proposed product liability settlement to a class action lawsuit that a judge is currently pondering. The class action product liability lawsuit contends that the nation’s largest poultry producer falsely promoted its birds as being raised without drugs. Consumers could receive refunds of up to $50 per household.

People have started paying extra attention to the food they eat after doctors and researchers have expressed concern that animal receiving antibiotic treatment could lead to drug-resistant “superbugs” dangerous to people. Most major chicken producers use antibiotics to keep their poultry healthy, which many worry may hurt consumers’ health in the long run.

To read more about the product liability settlement, click here.