Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

You'll be hard-pressed to find one that gets a passing grade from experts on antibiotic use in meat. Just two of the top chains based on U.S. sales use antibiotic-free beef, earning an A rating. "Both companies now serve only beef raised without antibiotics", the report says.

Twenty-two of the top 25 USA burger chains - including McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys - received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products.

McDonald's, Burger King and even the much vaunted In-N-Out Burger were among the 22 chains to get failing grades of "F".

Overuse of antibiotics in livestock can cause resistant bacteria to spread, putting humans at risk of developing life-threatening infections.

Theresa May said nothing 'substantially new' in Brexit address
The prime minister will be in Brussels until Friday in an attempt to make progress in Brexit negotiations. They added: "For now, EU27 is not planning to organise an extraordinary summit on Brexit in November".

A McDonald's spokesperson told MarketWatch that the company is finalizing a policy that will ban the use of beef treated with medically important antibiotics.

The World Health Organization, the FDA, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have all stated that they consider antibiotic resistance a threat to public health.

Each year in the USA, at least 23,000 people die and 2 million get sick with antibiotic-resistant infections, according to statistics from the CDC. There may even be a financial gain: almost 60 percent of Americans in CR's survey said they would pay more at a restaurant for a burger made from beef not raised with antibiotics.

The fourth-annual "Chain Reaction" report, which focused specifically on burger chains, found that all but 3 of 25 of the nation's top burger chains earned "F" scores regarding their use of antibiotics in the meat they buy.

Recommended News

  • Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers

    Brewers remove Miley after one batter against Dodgers

    Wade Miley threw to just one batter against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal , the Brewers planned to remove Miley and will start the lefty in Game 6.
    Treasury Official Arrested For Manafort And Russia Related Leaks

    Treasury Official Arrested For Manafort And Russia Related Leaks

    On Wednesday, she confessed to leaking the reports but "falsely denied" knowing the SARs would be published, the complaint says . On Wednesday, the judge in Virginia said Edwards's next court appearance will be in NY , prior to November 2.
    Alex Cora Speaks Prior To ALCS Game 4

    Alex Cora Speaks Prior To ALCS Game 4

    A man claiming to be an Astros employee was reportedly removed from the media-credentialed area next to the Red Sox dugout. But the Astros may be the first team to ever get away with the "we were spying to make sure they weren't spying" excuse.
  • McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms

    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the Midterms

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement, "Under the GOP's twisted agenda, we can afford tax cuts for billionaires, but not the benefits our seniors have earned".
    Ariana Grande speaks about Pete Davidson split for the first time

    Ariana Grande speaks about Pete Davidson split for the first time

    The "No Tears Left to Cry" singer announced her engagement to Davidson in June, following a whirlwind weeks-long romance. The death of Mac Miller was reportedly the breaking point that caused Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson to break up.
    U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

    U.S. CDC confirms 62 cases of rare polio-like neurological condition

    He continues to get therapy to strengthen his muscles and uses electric stimulation pads to help rejuvenate his damaged nerves. Messonnier said West Nile virus, which had been listed as a possible cause on CDC's website , is not causing the illnesses.
  • Diddy dumps Cassie for Jocelyn Chew after 10 years of dating

    Diddy dumps Cassie for Jocelyn Chew after 10 years of dating

    According to a recent report by LoveBScott , Cassie and Diddy have seemingly called it quits after their 10-year run as a couple. Following their separation, Diddy has apparently moved on and has been spotted with the 26-year-old model, Jocelyn Chew .
    Dana White has his say on Khabib's threats to leave the UFC

    Dana White has his say on Khabib's threats to leave the UFC

    Do you think we'll see him fight Khabib Nurmagomedov down the road? "Let this guy enjoy his win and then we'll figure that out.". He won the fight via fourth-round submission, and then exited the Octagon to confront McGregor's corner.
    Worldwide YouTube outages reported

    Worldwide YouTube outages reported

    Team YouTube have confirmed that the website has been restored and should be fully operational for all users. It was not just the YouTube, its affecting the subsidiary services- YouTube Music and YouTube TV, as well.
  • Google Maps adds EV charging station info

    Google Maps adds EV charging station info

    And finally, in the United Kingdom Google Maps users can find charging station location from Pod Point and Chargemaster. The new feature will support various charging stations around the world, including Tesla and Chargepoint globally.
    New Chevy Bolt color is shocking

    New Chevy Bolt color is shocking

    If the hue looks familiar, that's because it will also be available with the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV. It looks like the original color of highlighter marker - the kind of color that glows in the dark.
    Speaker John Bercow 'to stand down' next year

    Speaker John Bercow 'to stand down' next year

    An independent commission should be set up to investigate all future allegations of bullying and sexual harassment against MPs, John Bercow has said.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.