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McDonald's: No more Antibiotics used in humans for chicken on our menus

Published:Wednesday | March 4, 2015 | 2:59 PM
An order of McDonald's Chicken McNuggets is displayed for a photo in Olmsted Falls, Ohio today.


McDonald's says it plans to start using chicken raised without antibiotics commonly used in humans, and milk from cows that are not treated with an artificial growth hormone.

The company says the chicken change will take place within the next two years.

It says suppliers will still be able to use a type of antibiotic called ionophores that keep chickens healthy and aren't used in humans.

The milk change will take place later this year.