“If we want to save our antibiotics, we need to stop the overuse of antibiotics by all large industrial farms. So we’re focussed on getting the restaurant chain cited as the country’s biggest purchaser of beef and a major pork buyer, McDonald’s, to “Hold the Antibiotics.”
McDonald’s no longer serves chicken raised with medically important antibiotics in the U.S., and when they make a similar commitment to phase routine antibiotic use out of their pork and beef supply chains, it will signal a massive shift that could transform the way we raise meat in our country, and more importantly help preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics, protecting public health, and saving lives.
McDonald’s has signaled that they want to move in this direction. The question is how fast, and how strong a commitment are they be willing to make? This could result in an industry-wide shift away from misusing our life-saving medicines to produce meat.”
TELL MCDONALD’S: HOLD THE ANTIBIOTICS
“Stands up to powerful interests whenever they threaten our health, our financial security, or our right to fully participate in our democracy“.
- Hold The Antibiotics McDonald’s, uspirg.org.
- NEW CAMPAIGN CALLS ON MCDONALD’S TO HOLD THE ANTIBIOTICS FROM THEIR MEAT SUPPLY CHAIN, uspirg, JANUARY 25, 2018.
- MCDONALD’S CHANGES MEAT SUPPLY GUIDELINES TO STEM SPREAD OF ANTIBIOTIC-RESISTANT BACTERIA, uspirg, AUGUST 23, 2017.
- STATEMENT ON MCDONALD’S SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION TO ELIMINATE THE ROUTINE USE OF MEDICALLY IMPORTANT ANTIBIOTICS FROM THE COMPANY’S MEAT SUPPLY CHAIN, uspirg, MAY 24, 2017.