A new report from a global coalition of investors suggests the world’s largest fast food and casual dining companies are getting the message about their role in addressing antibiotic resistance.
Three years after it began asking companies to establish a comprehensive antibiotics policy to phase out routine use of antibiotics in livestock, poultry, and seafood supply chains and provide clear targets and timelines, the Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) coalition says 17 out of 20 companies now have publicly available policies, while 2 have internal policies and 1 is developing a policy. In addition, 13 of the 20 companies are now focused on reducing or prohibiting routine use of either all antibiotics or medically important antibiotics in their supply chains.
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May 20 FAIRR engagement progress report