MCDONALD’S FINALLY GETS SERIOUS ABOUT SERVING ANTIBIOTIC-FREE BEEF
Experts warn that antibiotic-free beef probably isn’t in fast food’s immediate future, but Mickey D’s says it’s “working on” a plan to figure out how it can be done. The chain announced yesterday that it’s removing antibiotics from all its chicken worldwide (only America’s gets that treatment right now), and is in the middle of developing similar policies for beef, pork, dairy cows, and egg-laying hens. That pretty much covers all the animal bases, and would be a radical move for such a large buyer of meat products. It’s the country’s largest purchaser of beef and among the largest for pork.