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McDonald's pledges to reduce antibiotics in its beef supply by the end of 2020

McDonald's has announced steps to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, a major commitment from the nation's largest beef purchaser to address concerns about a rise in drug-resistant infections.

The Chicago-based fast-food giant said Tuesday it is partnering with beef producers in its top 10 beef-sourcing markets to measure current antibiotic use, and by the end of 2020 will establish reduction targets in those markets. The markets, which represent 85 percent of McDonald's beef supply chain, will report

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