McDonalds To Reduce Antibiotics In Beef
MCDONALD'S SAYS IT WILL ELIMINATE THE USE OF SOME ANTIBIOTICS IMPORTANT TO HUMAN HEALTH IN SOME COUNTRIES
(CNN) – McDonald’s says it will reduce the use of antibiotics in its beef.
McDonald’s is one of many restaurants that uses anti-biotics to treat sick animals in its supply chain.
But health groups like the ‘World Health organization’ say the misuse and overuse of anti-biotics can make them less effective at treating diseases in humans.
On Tuesday, McDonald’s said, by 2020, it plans to reduce the use of some anti-biotics in ten countries from which it sources more than 85% of its beef.
Those countries include, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.
In 2016, McDonald’s implemented a pledge to no longer serve chicken treated with medically important antibiotics in the United States.