Subway To Serve Antibiotic-Free Chicken Very Soon

Subway To Serve Antibiotic-Free Chicken Very Soon
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Subway Restaurants has announced a very important change in one of its policies. Specifically, the company said that when it comes to antibiotics, Subway prefers to have none of it in their chickens. After all the company believes that antibiotics are only for humans.


Serving chickens free from antibiotics is Subway’s current goal. And they plan to make this happen across more than 27,000 U.S. restaurant as early as 2016. This is the latest step the company is undertaking in an effort to produce high-quality menu offerings daily while keeping food affordable. In fact, just last June, Subway had also said it is working on removing all artificial colors, flavors and preservatives from all the sandwiches, salads, soups and cookies its serves throughout North America by the end of 2017.

Now, Subway says that beginning March 2016, customers throughout the U.S. can expect to have chicken sandwiches and salads free from antibiotics. Meanwhile, Subway will not just stop at removing antibiotics from their chickens. They actually plan to remove antibiotics from all of the proteins their restaurants are serving. Subway Executive Vice President for the company’s Independent Purchasing Cooperative (IPC) Dennis Clabby explains that this change is, in a large part, due to their customers being “ever more mindful of what they are eating.” However, making it happen will take some time.

In fact, the company also says that it plans to introduce antibiotic-free turkey in 2016 with a complete transition to be accomplished within 2 to 3 years. At the same time, Subway also plans to completely transition to serving pork and beef that do not have antibiotics by 2025.

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Subway has been selling sandwiches, soups, salads and cookies for 50 years. The company has more than 44,000 franchised locations and now has restaurants in 111 countries.