Chick-Fil-A's 'No Antibiotics Ever' Promise Is No More

Is there ever any question that advertising promises are meant to be broken? Many companies promise the moon but rarely deliver.

Is there ever any question that advertising promises are meant to be broken? Many companies promise the moon but rarely deliver.

In 2014, Chick-fil-A promised to eliminate all antibiotics from their chicken within five years. From 2019 to the present, it appears to have followed its promise.

In spring 2024, Chick-fil-A will transition from a No Antibiotics Ever (NAE) policy to a No Antibiotics Important To Human Medicine (NAIHM) policy, as revealed on their website.

The chicken it serves may have been given antibiotics, but merely to treat or prevent sickness. Chick-fil-A didn't explain this policy change, but it appears to be tied to their supply chain.

Within a year of Chick-fil-A's 2014 antibiotic ban, Tyson, the largest poultry producer, followed suit.

This development may have been caused by the avian flu, which drove egg prices up in 2022 and threatened the chicken industry.

Panera and other restaurants that guarantee vegetarian-fed, pasture-raised meats may be reversing their antibiotic policies.

Reuters obtained business records showing that the firm is removing animal welfare notices from its stores.

Panera's altering requirements affect pork, beef, and turkey in its soups, sandwiches, and salads, unlike Chick-fil-A, which focuses on chicken.

New laws enable non-pastured calves, pigs, and turkeys treated with antibiotics and hens and cows fed non-plant-based feed, making meat items easier for the chain to buy.

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