Tyson bans ractopamine use in US market hogs

Tyson bans ractopamine use in US market hogs

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Move to expand export markets comes less than 2 weeks after JBS USA did the same

This move, by the beef and pork subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., comes less than two weeks after its competitor JBS USA said it would stop using the growth drug in its pig diets to expand export opportunities to China. U.S. pork producer Smithfield Foods, which is owned by China-based WH Group, also does not use ractopamine in pigs raised on its company-owned and contract farms. Tyson, JBS and Smithfield are the three largest pork producers in the U.S.