Posted by Simone Isadora Flynn, PhD, NPA Project Manager-Leveraging Social Media September 18, 2015 at 7:53 AM
Seventy to eighty percent of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are used in livestock production — driving antibiotic resistance that threatens our health. This problem problem can be addressed by big meat buyers and their customers demanding better meat.
A new report and scorecard grades America’s 25 largest fast/casual restaurant chains on their meat and poultry antibiotics policies. Five earned passing grades, but the rest get “F”s for allowing routine antibiotic use by their meat suppliers.
The message and momentum of the report and scorecard are supported by the letter sent from 109 organizations (including NPA!) to the CEOs of the top 25 restaurant chains urging companies to eliminate the routine use of antibiotics in their meat supply.