USA: Wendy’s targeted in campaign to reduce routine antibiotic use in beef

 

Advocates are urging burger chain Wendy’s to follow the lead of rival McDonald’s in the phase-out of routine use of antibiotics in its beef supply.

Illinois PIRG Education fund, a public interest group, launched the campaign Thursday in front of a Chicago Wendy’s, and other events were scheduled in cities across the country to draw attention to concerns that overuse of antibiotics in livestock is causing a rise in drug-resistant infections in humans.

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