KFC to stop using chickens raised with antibiotics meant for humans

KFC to stop using chickens raised with antibiotics meant for humans

"We're constantly working to meet the changing preferences of our customers, while ensuring we deliver on the value they expect from KFC", Kevin Hochman, president and chief concept officer of KFC U.S., said in a statement.

The Southern-themed fast-food maker, which even I have to admit I've enjoyed from time to time (those mashed potatoes might not be fresh, but they're pretty damn tasty), is now the second-biggest USA chicken chain.

KFC will curb the use of chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine, the company said Friday, becoming the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of risky antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

Approximately 70 percent of medically important antibiotics sold in the United States are for use on livestock and poultry, the release added, stating that the drugs are often fed to animals that aren't sick in order to promote growth and prevent disease. "This is something that's important to many of our customers and it's something we need to do to show relevance and modernity within our brand". With the Re-Colonelization of KFC, the brand committed to simplifying operations in its restaurants, investing more than 100,000 hours to re-train its team members, bringing the Colonel back in its advertising, remodeling more than 3,000 restaurants over a three-year period, and inviting America to come back and experience the brand they remembered. (YUM), said it is also in the process of removing artificial colors and flavors from certain menu items by the end of 2018. Antibiotics specific to animals may still be used to treat diseases in the chickens, KFC said.

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KFC's antibiotic policy is set on a country-by-country basis, according to Yum!

KFC's rivals have already announced plans to curb their use of chickens raised with antibiotics.

A shareholder resolution filed by the non-profit group As You Sow with KFC outlined the business risks involved in companies that are not keeping pace with growing consumer concern around antibiotic overuse. "Their commitment is one that we've been waiting for".

Human infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria pose a grave threat to global health.

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Hochman said the policy change has been in the works for a year.

According to KFC, the move won't result in higher prices for consumers because the cost increase is small enough that the company can absorb it.

At least some of KFC suppliers are already well on their way to compliance.

"We recognize that KFC had to choose between business as usual with their chicken suppliers or demanding that they raise chickens in a manner that doesn't hasten the end of antibiotics", said Wellington. Its Pizza Hut division has the same rules for pizza toppings.

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