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McDonalds to limit antibiotics used by its chicken suppliers

  • 28 Aug 14:00

Global fast food chain McDonalds has announced it is to limit the use of antibiotics by its global chicken suppliers.The new action is part of an update to its Global Vision for Antibiotic Stewardship in Food Animals, which McDonalds unveiled 2 years ago. Preserving key antibiotics It is geared towards preserving key antibiotics for human health by reducing and, where possible, eliminating antibiotic therapies in food animals. The company said that broiler chickens produced in Japan, Brazil and South Korea, as well as Canada and the United States would eliminate antibiotics that the World Health Organisation (WHO) defines as Highest Priority Critically. Read more...