KFC to Stop Using Chickens Raised With Human Antibiotics | NBC4 Washington

KFC to Stop Using Chickens Raised With Human Antibiotics

More than 2,000 poultry farms around the country are set to work with KFC on the change

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    KFC to Stop Using Chickens Raised With Human Antibiotics
    Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images, File
    KFC take-out food is displayed for a photograph in Tiskilwa, Illinois, Oct. 1, 2015.

    KFC said it plans to stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics important to human health.

    The fried chicken chain said the change will be completed by the end of next year at its more than 4,000 U.S. restaurants. Other fast food companies have made similar pledges, including McDonald's Corp.

    Meat producers give animals antibiotics to make them grow faster and prevent illness, a practice that has become a public health issue. Officials have said that it can lead to germs becoming resistant to drugs, making antibiotics no longer effective in treating some illnesses in humans.

    KFC said it its working with more than 2,000 poultry farms around the country to make the change.

    Airport Officer Stabbed

    [NATL] Airport Officer Stabbed

    A man stabbed an airport police officer Wednesday morning at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan. The man is in custody and being questioned by the FBI. The airport officer was in stable condition. The FBI has said it is too early to determine if this incident is a terrorist act.

    (Published Wednesday, June 21, 2017)

    The chain, owned by Louisville, Kentucky-based Yum Brands Inc., said it is also in the process of removing artificial colors and flavors from certain menu items by the end of 2018.