Consumers International and its Members are calling on multinational restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, KFC and Subway, to get #AntibioticsOffTheMenu.

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest health threats facing the world today. Without urgent action, antibiotics will no longer be able to fight commonplace illnesses and infections. Overconsumption of existing antibiotics, along with a shortage of new antibiotics, has sped up the emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria.

Around half of the antibiotics produced globally are used in agriculture. Often these antibiotics are not used to treat sick animals, but are used routinely in industrial agriculture for growth promotion, feed efficiency and disease prevention.

That is why we are calling for these multinational restaurant chains to make global time-bound commitments to end the routine use of antibiotics important for human medicine across all meat and poultry supply chains.

 

THE CAMPAIGN SO FAR

CI first wrote to the three largest international restaurant chains (McDonalds, KFC and Subway) back in November 2015 at the start of the CI World Congress, which coincided with World Antibiotics Awareness Week. At the same time, CI members around the world wrote to the fast food chains nationally.
The information that this generated informed CI's "Antibiotics off the Menu Report".

To read the report and find out what happened next click the button below

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How Antibiotics Resistance happens and what you can do about it #AntibioticsOffTheMenu