“Pizza Hut to stop serving chicken raised with medically important antibiotics”

The nation’s second-largest pizza chain today announced that it would stop serving chicken raised with medically important antibiotics by 2022.

In a statement on its website, Pizza Hut said that the commitment comprises all chicken sold by the company, including chicken wings. Pizza Hut, which stopped using chicken raised with antibiotics important to human medicine in its pizza last year, is the first national pizza chain to commit to an antibiotic policy for chicken wings.

Matt Wellington, antibiotics program director for U.S. PIRG, praised the decision. “Pizza Hut’s announcement is another step toward preserving life-saving medicines for what they’re meant for, treating illness,” Wellington said in a press release.

The move means that all of the Yum! Brands restaurant chains, which also include KFC and Taco Bell, have now pledged to reduce the use of medically important antibiotics in their chicken supply.

Source: Business Insider


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