Another US Fast Food Chicken Chain to Go Antibiotic-free13 February 2014
US - Chick-fil-A has announced a commitment to serve poultry products made from chicken raised without antibiotics in its outlets nationwide within the next five years.
"Our commitment is to serve chicken raised without antibiotics in all Chick-fil-A restaurants, nationwide, within five years," according to Chick-fil-A.
In a statement on its web site, when the people who matter most to you ask you to do something important - you listen. So when our customers started asking us about antibiotics in chicken, we began exploring our options.
From the day the company's founder, Truett Cathy, invented the Chick-fil-A® Chicken Sandwich, he insisted upon using the best-tasting, highest-quality ingredients - so much so, he included the “A” in the company’s name to serve as a reminder. That was 50 years ago but the commitment is firmly in place today.
Whether it is taking the time to hand-bread the chicken each day, squeezing countless lemons to make our lemonade, or saying “my pleasure” when they serve you - Chick-fil-A is proud of its food and service heritage.
It is all part of our journey - a journey to better understand how the company can serve not only delicious food with a warm smile, but also a menu our customers can feel even better about.
This is why we are collaborating with national and regional poultry suppliers to build a supply chain based on chickens raised with no antibiotics, says Chick-fil-A. It is asking suppliers to work with the USDA to verify that antibiotics are never administered from the hatchery to the processing plant.
Changes like these take time, but the company believes this is the next step in honouring its heritage and continued commitment to service and quality.ThePoultrySite News Desk