Overuse of antibiotics has one well-known unfortunate consequence: the evolution of bacteria resistant to them. Vast quantities of antibiotics are used to dose up livestock and poultry, which doesn’t help matters at all. Fortunately, some fast-food name brands are about to shift to the undosed variety:
The parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, Restaurant Brands International Inc., has vowed to stop injecting chickens with antibiotics by the end of 2018.
Neither of these operations is famed for its chicken products, but this one is:
The company, which recently bought Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen, said that the rule would apply to all brands under its umbrella.
Perdue and Tyson, the top two chicken processors, will be doing likewise, making it easier for the eateries to stick to their pledge.