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Chipotle considering change to allow antibiotics

NEW YORK — Chipotle Mexican Grill says it’s reviewing a change to start using some beef that’s been treated with antibiotics, but said no decision has yet been made on the matter.

The Denver-based chain stressed in a press release Tuesday that its beef, chicken and pork continues to come from animals that are not given antibiotics or added hormones whenever possible. But it said it’s considering allowing meat that comes from animals that have been given antibiotics to treat illnesses.

The company notes it occasionally experiences shortages of meat that falls within its current standards. During such shortages, it said it uses conventionally raised meats and posts notices by registers to alert customers.

Chipotle has grown in popularity in part because of its “Food With Integrity” slogan.



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