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How did your favorite chain score in the latest antibiotics abuse report?
by KindMeal.my, 09 October 2017
How did your favorite chain score in the latest antibiotics abuse report?

70% of antibiotics sold are abused on farm animals to promote unnatural growth and prevent diseases, resulting in dangerous antibiotic-resistant infections and thousands of global deaths.

KFC improved the most, earning a “B-” compared to last year’s “F”, making a commitment to transition its entire product line, all chicken, to being raised without antibiotics important in human medicine by the end of 2018.

Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and Wendy's have also progressed in implementing their antibiotics commitments in chicken, earning grades in the “B” and “C” range.

McDonald's earned a “C+” this year, the same grade as in 2016, when it announced that all the chicken it served in the U.S. was raised without medically important antibiotics. It made no new commitments on beef or pork, however.

Pizza Hut received a “D+” grade because it made a token effort, i.e., setting good antibiotics use policies on chicken, and implementing them, but applying them only to a small fraction of its chicken purchases.

Starbucks, which made a timebound commitment for poultry, but not for beef and pork, also earned a D+. Three more major chains — Burger King, Jack in the Box, and Dunkin’ Donuts — adopted new policies limiting use of either medically important or all antibiotics in chicken for the first time this year. But they lacked implementation, transparency commitments and/ or timebound commitments for beef and pork, earning them “D”s.

Papa John’s adopted a good policy, but it only applies to a portion of its chicken and is not verified by an independent auditor, so it also received a “D.”

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