McDonald’s announced a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), which applies across 85% of McDonald’s global beef supply chain.
These are the steps McDonald’s is taking as part of the new policy:
- First, McDonald’s is partnering with supplying beef producers in our top 10 beef sourcing markets to measure and understand current usage of antibiotics across a diverse, global supply chain;
- By the end of 2020, based on what we have learned, we will establish reduction targets for medically important antibiotics for these markets; and
- Starting in 2022 – we will be reporting progress against antibiotic reduction targets across our top 10 beef sourcing markets.