- The Plate
Why McDonald’s Is Moving Toward Antibiotic-Free Chicken
If the Food and Drug Administration won’t act, apparently, McDonald’s will.
The announcement that McDonald’s is moving to ban chicken raised using antibiotics important to human medicine was a bold step for two reasons: 1. The company is the world’s second largest buyer of chicken (it’s number one in beef and pork); and 2. It’s beating the government to the punch — again.
“Our customers want food that they feel great about eating – all the way from the farm to the restaurant – and these moves take a step toward better delivering on those expectations,” says McDonald’s U.S. President Mike Andres in a statement released Wednesday.
The company, which runs 14,000 restaurants in the U.S., says it is working with its suppliers to