Superbugs were detected in Southern China chickens like these in Hefei. The bugs were resistant to a widely used antibiotic. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong should beef up vigilance and laws to combat excessive use of antibiotics on animals destined for dinner tables

All credit to the Consumer Council for taking the lead on this crucial health issue but a close eye must be kept on self-regulation by food supply chains

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Superbugs were detected in Southern China chickens like these in Hefei. The bugs were resistant to a widely used antibiotic. Photo: AFP
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