Thursday, December 29, 2016

Tim’s going to antibiotic-free chicken

Tim Horton’s and Burger King are going to buy only chickens raised without antibiotics, beginning in 2018.

In the United States, the move will take place during 2017.

Both chains are owned by Restaurant Brands International.

"We believe that it is important to reduce the use of antibiotics important for human medicine in order to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in both veterinary and human medicine," Restaurant Brands said.

McDonald’s and Wendy’s made the same move earlier this year.

All three restaurant chains have faced lobbying pressure for more than a year.