Bon Appétit’s Poultry Commitment
In 2002 Bon Appétit formed a partnership with Environmental Defense to look at decreasing antibiotic use in meats and poultry. As a result, we issued the farthest reaching policy on antibiotic use to date: Bon Appétit only purchases chicken raised without the use of “non-therapeutic” routine use of human antibiotics as feed additives. This policy was extended to turkey breast in 2005 making us the first restaurant company to take a stand on antibiotic use in turkey production.
Most recently, in 2007 we committed to only serve hamburgers made with “natural” beef, which we define as meat raised without any antibiotics, added growth hormones or animal byproducts in its feed.