How Does Your Favorite Burger Chain Rate for Antibiotic Use?
Several groups working to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock have graded our favorite burger chains. Evidence suggests that the antibiotics in your meat is behind the increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria strains.
The report says:
The growth and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a global health crisis, threatening to create a future in which common infections could once again become life-threatening on a large scale. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) consider antibiotic-resistant bacteria among the top threats to global public health.
The report also notes:
Chick fil-A joins Chipotle and Panera Bread at the lead with an “A” grade in this year’s scorecard. The chicken-centric company has nearly finished implementing its commitment to only source chicken raised without antibiotics by the end of 2019.
“Scientific evidence demonstrates that overuse of antibiotics in animals can contribute to the emergence of antibiotic resistance.” —Dr. Kazuaki Miyagishima, Director of the Department of Food Safety at the World Health Organization.