McDonald’s Completes Move Away from Antibiotics in Chicken

Dan General, Industry News Release, Poultry

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McDonald’s has ceased serving chicken raised on antibiotics that are important to human medicine. The fast food retailer last year pledged to make the move and has done so ahead of schedule. However, it’s important to note that chicken served at McDonald’s won’t necessarily be raised completely without antibiotics. The company’s suppliers are still allowed to use antibiotics not used to treat people. The announcement comes as McDonald’s also says the company will remove high-fructose corn syrup from sandwich buns. The company said this week it would replace high-fructose corn syrup in its sandwich buns with sugar as part of an effort to simplify its ingredients and “satisfy increasingly conscientious customers,” according to the Wall Street Journal. The change will affect 50 percent of the restaurant’s menu.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.