McDonald’s has announced a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health, which applies across 85% of the company's global beef supply chain.
According to the World Health Organization, antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development.
McDonald’s is partnering with beef producers in its top 10 beef sourcing markets, which includes Canada, to measure and understand current usage of antibiotics.
By the end of 2020, the company will establish reduction targets for medically important antibiotics for these markets.
Starting in 2022, McDonald's will be reporting progress against antibiotic reduction targets.