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McDonald's Eyes Antibiotic-Free Chicken
Wed Mar 4, 2015 12:33 PM CST

(Dow Jones) -- McDonald's Corp. said its U.S. restaurants will stop selling chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, one of the biggest moves yet by a major food company to address growing concerns over antibiotic-resistant "super bugs."

McDonald's on Wednesday said it plans to make the changes over the next two years, working with its chicken suppliers, which include Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meatpacker. The world's largest restaurant chain said it would continue to permit the responsible use of antibiotics known as ionophores, which aren't used in human medicine, by its chicken suppliers.

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