By 2025, Taco Bell plans to reduce antibiotics – especially those that are important to human health – in most of its beef supply by 25%, the chain said Monday.
Because Taco Bell does not directly control the beef supply, the promise constitutes an obligation to work with suppliers.
That is a modest goal when we consider that Taco Bell was able to eliminate the use of antibiotics important to human health in the chicken supply in 201[ads1]7.
But "chicken is much easier," Schaaphok said, because they tend to spend all your life in one place . That means the animals only have one handler, she said. Choirs, on the other hand, move around and live longer, making monitoring more difficult.
Lena Brook, NRDC's director of food campaigns, said in a statement that Taco Bell's "commitment leaves significant room for improvement" because it does not include a plan to use third-party verification of the targets, has a six-year timeline and does not provide as many details.
But, she added, "it is a move in the right direction and shows that the pressure is on for competitors to take action."