Antibiotics

You might know Taco Bell for silly ads asking you to "think outside the bun." But the company is getting serious about at least one thing: reducing the overuse of antibiotics.

"Don't wait for Pig Zero," declared the poster, featuring a pig peeking through a giant blue zero, that appeared at last year's swine industry trade show.

 

The fast food chain Wendy's has a role to play in preventing a future in which antibiotics no longer work to protect our health.

News Release | U.S. PIRG Education Fund | Antibiotics

Consumer campaign calls on Wendy’s to “hold the antibiotics” from its beef supply chain

Consumer and public health advocacy organization U.S. PIRG Education Fund is calling on Wendy’s to stop serving beef raised with the routine use of antibiotics. The U.S. PIRG Education Fund and its partner groups are calling on the third-largest burger chain in the United States to follow the lead of its rival, McDonald’s, which recently announced a detailed antibiotics policy for its beef supply chain. 

 

Illinois was the birthplace of mass-produced penicillin, a development that allowed the world to access the life-saving drugs. But now, amid a global health crisis, Illinois is working to save these same medicines.

News Release | Illinois PIRG | Antibiotics

New Bill: Keep Antibiotics Safe Act

After a recent study increased the estimate of annual deaths from antibiotic resistant infections in the United States to as high as 160,000, Senator David Koehler (D, Peoria) introduced the Keep Antibiotics Safe Act (SB1186) to ban the routine use of antibiotics in food production.

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