Chick-fil-A to Sell Anitbiotic-Free Chicken
American fast-food chain Chick-fil-A Inc. announced Tuesday that it plans to only use chickens raised without antibiotics in its 1,700 locations within 5 years. Chick-fil-A, which is privately owned, is working with both its suppliers and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The announcement follows concerns raised by the FDA that antibiotics used in livestock are "contributing to the rise of dangerous bacteria." Antibiotics are used to prevent disease and assist with growth in livestock, but all uses of the drug contribute to development of antimicrobial resistance, which is why the FDA is pushing to use the drugs "only when medically necessary."
By Jordan Moses
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