Fast Food Giant to Drop Antibiotics in Chicken

Fast Food Giant to Drop Antibiotics in Chicken


I’m Lindsay Liepman with today’s health news.
McDonald’s is making a mc-promise toward healthier chicken. The fast-food chain will stop using
chickens that have been given antibiotics, except for antibiotics meant specifically
to keep chickens healthy. McDonald’s will soon offer milk from cows not treated with
rbST, an artificial growth hormone. This news comes days after the US Food and Drug Administration
warned of a potentially deadly, antibiotic-resistant superbug that reportedly affects thousands
each year. The CDC warned that the more antibiotics used in the environment, the less effective
they are in treating certain infections. McDonald’s officials said they hope to implement these
changes over the next two years in around 14 thousand US restaurants.

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