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As KFC changes policy, Yum shareholders pull proposal on cutting antibiotics

As You Sow, an environmental health watchdog group, and members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), recently withdrew the proposal following “productive discussions” with the restaurant company.

“This policy is good news for modern medicine and for long-term shareholder value,” said Austin Wilson, environmental health program manager at As You Sow.

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Shareholders press Yum for stricter antibiotics policy

The proposal from shareholder activists As You Sow, of Oakland, California, and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia comes as KFC lags rivals McDonald’s Corp (MCD.N), Chick-fil-A, Subway and Wendy’s Co (WEN.O) in setting policies to curb the routine use of antibiotics in chicken production.

“Yum Brands’ silence in the face of this looming antibiotic resistance crisis is bad for business,” said Austin Wilson, As You Sow’s environmental health program manager.

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