Popular Burger Chains Get ‘F’ Grade Over Use Of Antibiotics

Popular Burger Chains Get ‘F’ Grade Over Use Of Antibiotics


SOME OF THE LARGEST FAST FOOD CHAINS HAVE RECEIVED A FAILING GRADE FROM CONSUMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS…. BETTY YU JOINS US NOW– WITH HOW MANY OF THEM ARE SERVING BEEF THAT WAS RAISED WITH ANTIBIOTICS. 25 OF THE LARGEST BURGER CHAINS IN THE U-S WERE GRADED AND MOST OF THEM GOT AN “F” IN THE REPORT. IT LOOKED AT PRACTICES AND POLICIES ON THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS IN THEIR BEEF PRODUCTS. THE REPORT GAVE THESE 22 CHAINS AN “F” – THEY INCLUDE MCDONALDS, BURGER KING, JACK IN THE BOX, FIVE GUYS AND IN AND OUT. THE REPORT LOOKED AT WHETHER THESE COMPANIES ARE MAKING POLICIES TO END THE USE OF ANTIBIOTICS. IT GAVE ONLY TWO CHAINS AN “A” GRADE FOR SERVING ANTI- BIOTIC FREE BEEF – THAT’S SHAKE SHACK AND BURGER FI IN-N-OUT GOT A FAILING GRADE BECAUSE IT MADE NO TIMELINE-BACKED PLEDGE TO MOVE AWAY FROM ANTIBIOTICS IN THEIR BURGERS. TWO YEARS AGO – IN N OUT ANNOUNCED THAT IT INTENDS TO SOURCE BEEF RAISED WITHOUT MEDICALLY- IMPORTANT ANTIBIOTICS… BUT RESEARCHERS SAID THE CHAIN HAS YET TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH A REAL COMMITMENT. 00:14:16 Francisco Albano / visiting from chile “I have to say i’m really surprised I really wasn’t expecting that I would think they would have better grades with all their policies and everything.” 00:18:48 Theary Mey / oakland “I’m still going to eat in n out surprisingly enough, it’s like a staple here. my mom is actually visiting from texas and she’s like i want in n out 00:12:25 Jasmine Hintaye / Visiting from Austria “I don’t like mcdonald’s and burger king so this is the only burger i like but now knowing this, i don’t know where to eat burgers anymore.” THE COLLABORATIVE REPORT WAS DONE BY GROUPS INCLUDING THE CENTER FOR FOOD SAFETY AND CONSUMER REPORTS. IT SAYS MANY MEAT PRODUCERS GIVE ANIMALS ANTIBIOTICS TO ENCOURAGE QUICKER GROWTH OR STAVE OFF DISEASE – CALLING IT A ROUTINE PRACTICE. PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE OVERUSE OF ANTIBIOTICS. “the problem of antibiotic resistance, which comes from overuse of antibiotics, both in humans and animals, is a crisis at this point.” THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S BEEF ASSOCIATION SAYS “THE BEEF INDUSTRY PROMOTES THE JUDICIOUS USE OF ANTIBIOTICS TO KEEP POTENTIAL RISK OF DEVELOPING ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANT BACTERIA EXTREMELY LOW.” MCDONALDS SAYS IT’S WORKING TO ROLL OUT AN ANTIBIOTICS POLICY FOR BEEF BY THE END OF THE YEAR. ACCORDING TO CONSUMER REPORTS, 59% OF PEOPLE WOULD PAY MORE FOR A BURGER THAT WAS RAISED WITHOUT ANTIBIOTICS. THANK YOU BETTY.

16 Replies to “Popular Burger Chains Get ‘F’ Grade Over Use Of Antibiotics”

  1. Ooh noo. Mcdees, Jack, Carl's Jr, Habit Burger, and IN and Out. Whyyyyyyyeeeeeee…..are you killing me softly. Well they will continue to receive a business. Get your SH$#% together people.🤔

    Taco Bell and Subway made it though. Don't really eat Subway though.

  2. Why are you surprised by this? Most of what we eat are the result of industrialized food production. In their single-minded pursuit of the almighty dollar food producers have conveniently disposed of ethics as well as flavor and nutrition. So part of their alchemy includes the liberal use of flavor enhancers, specifically monosodium glutamate. Sadly most people will continue to blindly and blithely consume food of questionable nutritional value regardless of disclosures like this. Anyone who’s traveled outside of the US of A will tell you that American food is exceptionally poor in quality. You only have to eat bread overseas to know the vast difference. That’s what shocks a lot of people. Yep, we Americans have been given a raw deal – food at the lowest price possible regardless of why we eat in the first place. Oh well, it’s time for another trip overseas to experience real food again.

  3. If those fast food corporations followed the advise from framer Joel Salatin from Polyface Farm we won't be having mass sickness in the cows pigs chickens etc

  4. Anti biotics…..they kill all the nasties like Listeria and e coli. I have no,problem with these ranchers using it to keep from me getting sick.

  5. I heard a White Castle somewhere in the east coast were trying out the vegan “Impossible Burger”. Maybe they switch?

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