It’s no secret that mass-produced meat is loaded with antibiotics. Friends of the Earth released a new report grading how America’s top restaurant chains use antibiotics in meat and poultry.
Meat producers have fed growth-promoting antibiotics to food animals for years. Recently, scientists have raised concerns that, in conjunction with the general overuse of antibiotics in humans, this use of “sub-therapeutic” levels of antibiotics in food animals may lead to serious health risks for people.
The most recent report from the CDC shows that over two million Americans get antibiotic-resistant infections annually.
In today’s article you will find out 16 of the biggest US fast food and restaurant chain offenders when it comes to the use of antibiotics in their foods.
The American Academy of Pediatrics claims that excessive use of antibiotics in animals can actually make bacterias like Campylobacter, Salmonella and E. Coli resistant to drugs.
Repeated and improper uses of antibioticsare primary causes of the increase in drug-resistant bacteria. While antibiotics should be used to treat bacterial infections, they are not effective against viral infections like the common cold, most sore throats, and the flu.
Only Chipotle Mexican Grill and Panera Bread scored an A grade. Other than that, the many popular restaurant chains scored F grades in the case of antibiotic use.
Here is the full list:
3. Buffalo Wild Wings
4. Burger King
6. Dairy Queen
8. Domino’s Pizza
9. Dunkin’ Donuts
10. Jack In The Box
11. Little Caesars
15. Olive Garden
In the following video you can get more information why these restaurants received an F in antibiotic practices: