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Pizza Hut is phasing out the use of antibiotics also used in human medicine for its supply of chicken to be used for pizza toppings. | Roy Graber
on June 1, 2016

Pizza Hut adopts policy limiting antibiotics in chicken

Chicken used for pizza toppings will no longer be treated with antibiotics also used in human medicine

Pizza Hut plans to eliminate the use of antibiotics also used in human medicine from its supply of chicken used for pizza toppings.

The restaurant chain announced the policy, as well as other food commitments, in a blog on its website on May 31. The company stated that it plans to make the change by the end of March 2017.  

“We believe that Pizza Hut food shouldn’t only taste great, but you should feel great about it, too,” said Jeff Fox, Pizza Hut’s chief brand and concept officer. “Our expanded commitment to superior restaurant-quality food is the result of listening closely to our customers and they say that these are things that they do not want in their pizzas.”

However, no mention was made by the company concerning antibiotic use in its supply for the chicken wings and other products it serves that contain chicken.

Other Yum! Brands antibiotics policies

Pizza Hut is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also operates KFC and Taco Bell.

Taco Bell in April announced that it was adopting a similar policy to the one just made known by Pizza Hut. In its policy, Taco Bell stated that it would eliminate the use of antibiotics also used in human medicine in its entire chicken supply.

KFC, which by far is the biggest buyer of chicken among Yum! Brands restaurants, has yet to announce any policies concerning the use of antibiotics in its supply chain.

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