Antibiotics

Stop The Overuse Of Antibiotics on Factory Farms

Widespread overuse of antibiotics is putting our health at risk. 

You might know Taco Bell for silly ads asking you to "think outside the bun." But the company is getting serious about at least one thing: reducing the overuse of antibiotics.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Antibiotics

Taco Bell commits to reducing antibiotic use in its beef supply

Taco Bell, which serves more than 2 billion customers each year, has committed to reduce the use of medically-important antibiotics by 25 percent in its beef supply chain in the United States and Canada by 2025. The overuse of antibiotics in meat production threatens public health by contributing to the rise and spread of drug-resistant bacteria, often referred to as “superbugs.” 

"Don't wait for Pig Zero," declared the poster, featuring a pig peeking through a giant blue zero, that appeared at last year's swine industry trade show.

 

The fast food chain Wendy's has a role to play in preventing a future in which antibiotics no longer work to protect our health.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Antibiotics

Antibiotics Off the Menu Coalition calls on Wendy’s to end antibiotic overuse in beef supply

As Wendy’s shareholders gather for their annual meeting, a group of national consumer and public health organizations is urging the company to adopt a policy to end antibiotic overuse in its beef supply chain.

News Release | U.S. PIRG | Antibiotics

Maryland Legislature Passes New Bill to Keep Antibiotics Effective

The bill requires the Department of Agriculture to put the 2017 law into action to restrict antibiotic use on farms and requires reporting on antibiotic use on large farms.

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