As consumer demand for antibiotic-free meat grows amid the worry that overuse in factory farming is fostering antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, food chains nationwide such as Panera Bread and Chipotle Mexican Grill are voluntarily looking for solutions to serving only antibiotic-free meat.  

Clearstream, LLC, ( a diversified provider of environmentally-friendly antimicrobial products and services, says that while the trend could go a long way in reducing the overuse of antibiotics and protecting public health by sending a signal to producers that they are turning towards antibiotic-free alternatives, the true risk to livestock producers and consumers can only be combated with better hygiene methods combined with the introduction of advanced sanitization technology that utilizes long-term antimicrobial surface and facility treatments which control and reduce the spread of resistant bacterial and viral strains.