Chain Reaction: How Top Restaurants Rate on Reducing Use of Antibiotics in Their Meat Supply, is the work of several consumer, health, and environmental groups, and grades America’s 25 largest fast food and fast casual chains on their meat and poultry antibiotics policies, with all but five of them earning “F”s for allowing routine antibiotic use by their meat suppliers. The five chains earning passing grades include Panera Bread (PNRA), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s (MCD) and Dunkin’ Donuts (DNKN).
The report comes amid mounting pressure on restaurant chains, with a letter sent today from 109 organizations to the CEOs of the top 25 restaurant chains urging companies to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in their meat supply. In addition there are several high profile campaigns urging Subway, the world’s largest restaurant chain, to adopt a clear policy restricting the routine use of antibiotics in its supply chain.
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