A popular American fast food restaurant wants you to "Eat mor chikin" without antibiotics.
Chick-fil-A Inc. announced plans Tuesday to use chicken raised without antibiotics in all of its restaurants within five years.
National and regional poultry suppliers are partnering with the company to stock up. Chik-fil-A wants these suppliers to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to ensure the chickens do not receive any antibiotics.
"Since our family business began 67 years ago, we have focused on our customers. It's why we insist upon using the highest quality ingredients," Dan Cathy, president and chief executive officer of Chick-fil-A, said in a statement. "We want to continue that heritage, and offering antibiotic-free chicken is the next step."
Chick-fil-A is a privately owned company with 1,700 locations in 39 states and Washington. It deems itself the "second largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain in the United States." The company produced sales of $5 billion in 2013, the announcement said.
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Every time I see a supermarket chicken, it says, "no antibiotics given" on the label. Then I read the fine print and it says that antibiotics in chicken feed is already prohibited by law. Okay, so what gives here?
I appreciate that they are taking this step. I still disagree with other policies that the company is very vocal about, so I still won't be buying any of their products (when I'm in the area they cover, which is about once a year. We don't have them up here in the frozen wastes of upstate NY.).
Maybe other restaurants will turn this into a trend?
Chickens are gay.
Antibiotics or not, I have to applaud this courageous company for standing up for traditional American values.
This should be interesting...
I'll get the popcorn.....
I'm surprised this has not caught fire yet...I think the Christophobes are all on the Belief Blog, pouting at the new WordPress requirement...
Seems as tho' today's poster would rather correct other people's information about chocolate. Fascinating.
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