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Report:15 fast food chains fail when it comes to antibiotics in meat

Posted at 5:54 AM, Sep 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-21 07:27:13-04

A new report shows 15 popular national restaurant chains receive failing grades when it comes to antibiotics in meat.

The report was compiled by five environmental and public health groups. Chain restaurants were ranked on their progress and success in removing meats containing antibiotics from their menus. Only Panera Bread and Chipotle received A grades.

Subway jumped from an F in 2015 to a B in 2016, after it announced plans to get rid of all antibiotics on its menu. 15 restaurants received F grades.

The five organizations compiled this report following growing concerns about antibiotics resistance and overuse. About two million people in the United States each year get bacterial infections that are resistant to antibiotics.

The full report is available here.