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Is Burger King's antibiotic policy less than meets the eye?

Is Burger King's antibiotic policy less than meets the eye?

Burger King’s parent company is the latest fast-food giant to take a stand on the use of antibiotics to raise chickens, but food safety critics are not exactly crowing.

Restaurant Brands International pledged Thursday to avoid buying poultry fed antibiotics considered “critically important” to human health — a practice that has been linked to the rise of drug-resistant strains of bacteria that can be lethal to humans.

The policy applies to a relatively narrow...

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