Top Food Companies Respond to Consumer Demand for Responsible Antibiotic Use

Top Food Companies Respond to Consumer Demand for Responsible Antibiotic Use

Note: This page was updated in November 2015

Consumers across the United States are demanding meat and poultry sourced from producers who use antibiotics responsibly or not at all—and large producers, restaurants, and other institutions are listening. Following is a list of some leading companies that have committed to using their purchasing policies to be part of the solution to the problem of antibiotic resistance.

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Restaurants and food service providers Headquarters Number of locations Menu items raised without antibiotics
Au Bon Pain  Boston 300  Poultry, sausage 
Boloco Boston 20 Beef, chicken (dark meat only)
Bon Appétit Management Co. Palo Alto, CA 650 Poultry, ground beef
BurgerFi North Palm Beach, FL 77 Beef, hot dogs
Burgerville Vancouver, WA 46 Beef, poultry, pork
Carl's Jr.  Carpinteria, CA  1,495 Beef
Chick Fil-A*  Atlanta  1,900  Chicken 
Chipotle Mexican Grill Denver 1,931 Chicken, beef, pork
Chop’t New York 32 Chicken, beef, bacon
Cosi Boston 115  Chicken 
Culver’s Prairie du Sac, WI 544 Chicken
The Counter Culver City, CA 36 Beef
Elevation Burger Falls Church, VA 33 Beef
Farmer Boys Riverside, CA 79 Beef
Good Times Golden, CO 36 Beef, chicken, bacon
Houlihan’s Lakewood, KS 104 Chicken
Noodles & Co. Broomfield, CO 330 Pork
Panera Bread St. Louis 1,946 Poultry, pork
Pret A Manger London 350 Chicken, beef, pork
Restaurant Associates New York 100 Poultry, pork
Roti Chicago 21 Chicken
Shake Shack New York 42 Beef
Sweetgreen Washington 36 Chicken, bacon

*  - Chick-fil-A announced in February of 2014 to switch to serving chicken raised without antibiotics within 5 years. It has currently converted around 20% of its supply to this type of chicken.

Food producers Headquarters Products raised without antibiotics
Applegate Bridgewater, NJ Poultry, beef, pork
Bell & Evans Fredericksburg, PA Poultry
DaBecca Natural Foods Chicago Beef, pork, turkey
Estancia Beef San Francisco, CA Beef
Evol Foods Boulder, CO Poultry, beef, pork
FreeBird Fredericksburg, PA Poultry
Luvo Atlanta, GA Poultry, beef
MamaMancini’s East Rutherford, NJ Beef and turkey meatballs
Meyer Natural Angus Loveland, CO Beef
Miller Poultry Orlandd, IN Poultry
Mom Made Foods  Alexandria, VA  Poultry, beef 
Murray’s South Fallsburg, NY Poultry
Niman Ranch Alameda, CA Pork, beef, lamb
Perdue (Coleman, Harvestland)  Salisbury, MD  Chicken 
Ranch Foods Direct Colorado Springs, CO Beef
Redbird Chicken Englewood, CO Poultry
Saffron Road Stamford, CT Chicken, lamb
Smart Chicken  Waverly, NE  Chicken 
Springer Mountain Farms Mt. Airy, GA Chicken
Thousand Hills Cattle Co. Cannon Falls, MN Beef
Tyson Foods, Inc. (Nature Raised Farms)  Springdake, AR  Chicken 
White Oak Pastures Bluffton, GA Beef, lamb, chicken
Supermarkets Headquarters Number of stores Private-label brands raised without antibiotics
Ahold USA (Giant, Martin’s Peapod, and Stop & Shop) Carlisle, PA 770 Nature’s Promise
Delhaize America (Food Lion, Hannaford Bros., Sweetbay, Bottom Dollar Food, and Harvey’s) Salisbury, NC 1,553 Nature’s Place
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. (A&P, Food Basics, the Food Emporium, Pathmark, Superfresh, and Waldbaum’s) Montvale, NJ 320 Greenway and Mid-Atlantic Country Farms
H-E-B San Antonio 150 H-E-B Natural and Central Market Organic Meats
Kroger Cincinnati 2,623 Simple Truth
Publix Lakeland, FL 1,108 Publix GreenWise Market
Safeway Pleasanton, CA 1,326 Open Nature and O Organics
Supervalu Eden Prairie, MN 3,400 Wild Harvest
Trader Joe’s Monrovia, CA 400 Trader Joe’s All Natural and Trader Joe’s Organic
Wegmans Rochester, NY 86 Food You Feel Good About
Whole Foods Market Austin, TX 431 All meat and poultry

Hospitals, schools, and large institutions

A number of other places also are buying more meat and poultry raised without antibiotics

  • 49ers Levis Stadium (Santa Clara, CA)
  • Advocate Health Care (Chicago)
  • Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, CO)
  • Burlington Public Schools (Burlington, VT)
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Delta Air Lines (Atlanta)
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care (Burlington, VT)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Jefferson County, CO)
  • Jefferson County Public Schools (Kentucky)
  • Kenmore Mercy Hospital (New York)
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Wild Things Cafe
  • McCormick Place (Chicago)
  • Midway International Airport (Chicago)
  • Minneapolis Public Schools (Minnesota)
  • National Park Service (Washington)
  • O'Hare International Airport (Chicago)
  • Omaha Public Schools (Omaha, NE)
  • Overlake Hospital Medical Center (Bellevue)
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • Portland Public Schools (Oregon)
  • San Diego Unified Public Schools (San Diego)
  • Shedd Aquarium (Chicago)
  • St. Paul Public Schools (Minnesota)
  • Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago)
  • University of California Los Angeles Hospitals
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center
  • University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle)
  • Yankee Stadium, Luvo (New York)
  • Yellowstone National Park

This guide is not intended to represent all companies encouraging the responsible use of antibiotics in meat and poultry production. Restaurants and food service providers are limited to those with at least 20 locations. To add your company's name to this list, please contact [email protected]

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