IRVINE, CALIF. — Taco Bell, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc., has committed to eliminating antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken by early 2017.
The fast-food chain said it has been working with suppliers since 2014 to identify an approach to reduce the use of antibiotics overall while maintaining the benefits.
The announcement follows similar pledges from such quick-service restaurant players as McDonald’s Corp., Subway and Papa John’s International, Inc.
|Jonathan Kaplan, director of the food and agriculture program at the National Resources Defense Council|