CANADA, Oakville, Ont. Restaurant Brands International, parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, has committed to eliminating the use of antibiotics critically important to human medicine from its poultry supply chain in the United States in 2017 and in Canada in 2018.
The company has been collaborating with a working group of suppliers and academics in addition to monitoring guidance from the World Health Organization, the US Food and Drug Administration and other experts on the issue of antibiotic resistance.
In September, the company committed to a timeline for sourcing only 100% cage-free eggs and eliminating gestation crates for pigs. Restaurant Brands International will extend its current cage-free egg policy to Latin America to prohibit eggs sourced from caged hens there by 2025. Gestation crates for pigs will be eliminated in North America by 2022 and in Latin America by 2025.