Many fast-food chains failing to keep antibiotics out of their beef supply
A new report from the National Resources Defense Council and other entities finds that most fast-food chains are failing to source beef raised without antibiotics. Cutting back on these drugs in food is one way to address growing antibiotic resistance, experts have warned. Here’s more:
- Leaders: Of the food chains examined in the report, only Chipotle and Panera earned grades in the “A” range for not serving beef raised with any antibiotics.
- At the bottom: Nine food chains, including Olive Garden and Domino’s, earned an “F” grade for not establishing policies to restrict the use of antibiotics in their beef supply.
- Middle of the pack: McDonald’s and Subway earned “C” grades for outlining policies, although none have been implemented yet.