Chick-fil-A Announces Major Switch
Chick-fil-A, the fast food chain known for its fried chicken sandwiches, announces that it will switch to antibiotic-free chicken. The restaurant chain’s consumers have been demanding the change. But, the move could take the company five years. The chain says it's necessary, and that it isn't simply a matter of using different producers. Some antibiotics used in livestock prevent disease and are used to assist with the growth of the animals. The F-D-A says the use of antibiotics in livestock is contributing to the rise of dangerous bacteria. Some officials also contend that overuse of antibiotics by the meat industry is making the medications less effective for treating disease. Chick-fil-A's announcement comes at a time when other food companies have moved in this same direction.