In partnership with our suppliers, we're working to establish a stable, sustainable, supply chain that can deliver on our promise of no antibiotics. Ever. This means that by the end of 2019, every customer, at every restaurant across the country will be served chicken without antibiotics every day (except Sundays, of course!). Also, learn more about our Animal Wellbeing Standards.
A few years ago, our customers told us they were interested in antibiotic-free chicken, so in 2014, we made a commitment to serve chicken raised with “No Antibiotics Ever” by December 31, 2019 – one of the first and boldest commitments to antibiotic-free meat in the industry.
What is Chick-fil-A’s “No Antibiotics Ever” Commitment?
Our commitment to No Antibiotics Ever means that Chick-fil-A chicken suppliers are working toward a goal to never to directly administer antibiotics within their operation, during the entire life cycle. There are three key tenets to this commitment:
How is Chick-fil-A’s Commitment to “No Antibiotics Ever” Different?
Consumers often see various messages about quick-service restaurants going antibiotic-free; however, not all antibiotic-free policies were created equal.
Beyond many other antibiotic-free meat commitments, Chick-fil-A’s No Antibiotics Ever commitment allows NO antibiotics of any kind – as defined by the FDA – starting from the egg. As the nation’s largest chicken chain, ensuring a stable supply of this type of chicken requires building the infrastructure from the ground up, as the supply of chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever simply does not exist yet at this scale, which takes time.
How is Chick-fil-A Progressing in its Transition?
We are proud to report that we have converted more than 70% of our supply to chicken raised with No Antibiotics Ever to date, and we are on track to achieve our goal of converting 100% of our chicken supply by December 31, 2019. We will continue to provide updates on our progress as we move forward.