McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski:
Antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" sicken millions of Americans each year, and kill tens of thousands. One of the primary ways these dangerous bacteria develop is through the overuse of our medically important antibiotics in animal agriculture.
As a major purchaser of beef, your company can make real waves in the agriculture industry by setting strong standards for antibiotic use among your beef suppliers.
McDonald’s has already set targets for responsible antibiotic use in its beef supply chains.Now the company just needs to follow through and set a deadline for meeting those goals. I strongly urge you to follow through on your commitment and begin phasing out medically important antibiotics from your beef operations.