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Chick-fil-A to use chicken without antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) - Chick-fil-A says its plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five years.

The Atlanta-based fast-food chain says it's working with its suppliers to build an adequate supply. It says it's asking suppliers to work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to verify that no antibiotics are administered on the chickens at any point.

The announcement comes after Chick-fil-A told the AP late last year that it was making a number of changes to remove high fructose corn syrup and artificial dyes from its dressings and sauces.

Chipotle also says it tries to use meat raised without antibiotics whenever possible.

Chick-fil-A is based in Atlanta and has nearly 1,800 locations in 39 states and Washington, D.C.

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BRUCE February 11 2014 at 3:31 PM

When did they decide to use chickens?

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Judith BRUCE February 11 2014 at 3:50 PM

Good one!

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dchapman48 February 11 2014 at 4:37 PM

I wonder if this change will help them to be less a bigot?

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kwandress dchapman48 February 12 2014 at 10:40 AM

How are they bigots?
I guess you disagree with their beliefs so that makes them wrong
and your right. Who is the intolerant one?

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christineval77 February 12 2014 at 10:41 AM

Basically George Galloway speeches with a laughter track added and one of their favorite targets are the “fascist simpletons” who believe in God. Oddly, though, they never pick on fundamentalist Muslims. They can’t seem to see the funny side of having a fatwa put on their head.

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pomroutines christineval77 February 12 2014 at 3:10 PM

As an atheist, I laugh at all religions, which are all stupid.

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peanut February 11 2014 at 2:57 PM

you don't say.....

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cvanac8550 February 11 2014 at 3:48 PM

Funny what happens when consumers become aware that the food they eat at these chains is not exactly healthy for them. Profits go down and corporate America changes it's ways. What's really amazing that as much as the confidence rating in Congress go's down, they our elected officials don't even consider changing the way they operate.....It really don't matter anymore who's in office so next election vote out any incumbent Democrat or Republican and put in an Independent...It couldn't get any worse ................but it does send a message

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minimaniac99 February 11 2014 at 3:52 PM

WOW That should make all those right wing bible thumping Chick fil A republicans just thrilled that they now use real chicken.

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kwandress minimaniac99 February 12 2014 at 10:37 AM

Sticks and Stones

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pomroutines minimaniac99 February 12 2014 at 3:13 PM

Cooked on an altar of bigotry and hatred.

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graphikzking February 11 2014 at 3:53 PM

Hell I'm really happy. Now to increase business open up on Sundays!

I understand it's a religious reason by the owner, but if you go based on your religion, then you should never buy a single item on Sundays! No milk, no bread, no gas, no medicines etc.

Some people (police, firefighters, gas station attendants, pilots, flight attendants) want to buy something to eat on their way home from work. Why won't you give them that option?

I understand that historically Sunday is the day of worship, but God (whatever/whoever you believe it) never said that EVERYONE has to worship the same day. Everyone can be thankful on their own days in their own ways. That is what is great about FREE WILL.

Again, I applaud Chick Fil A for doing good. No antibiotics isn't necessarily good though either. If a chicken gets sick, no medicine? Just let it die? Then what? Are you going to feed people that chicken? Or just let it waste while millions in this world starve?

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kwandress graphikzking February 12 2014 at 10:38 AM

As you know being in the food service business takes up a lot of time.
There is a saying in the restaurant industry that " You only work half days...
You just pick what 12 hours you prefer"
It's actually more that Truett Cathy the owner of Chick fil A wants people to
have a day they can relax and be with their family. A day of rest ....and worship if they choose.

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christineval77 February 12 2014 at 10:39 AM

Left-wingers are the most tolerant people on earth – until they encounter someone who disagrees with them. Disagreement offends their sense of righteousness, and turns champions of free speech and free love into 17th-century Puritans.

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mps3280 christineval77 February 12 2014 at 11:50 AM

Amen to that.

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pomroutines christineval77 February 12 2014 at 3:12 PM

No. Turn off your FOX, Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, have a sandwich, and use your thinking skills for a change. No one does what you are claiming.

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pomroutines February 12 2014 at 3:14 PM

MMMM. Chemical free, anti-gay Chicken with a side of righteousness. Yum.

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