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Bloomin’ Brands

FAIRR Commentary Bloomin’ Brands continues to be the only company in the engagement with no policy on antibiotics.  However, during this phase of the engagement, the company did respond to investor concerns regarding their lack of antibiotics policy by indicating that a policy is currently under development. No… Read More

The Restaurant Group

FAIRR Commentary TRG has an overarching policy on antibiotics focused only on critically important antibiotics to human medicine that covers all relevant species, markets and suppliers. We welcome their positive engagement on the issue, however, in terms of implementation, the company continues to be at the early stages… Read More

Brinker International

FAIRR Commentary Brinker International’s policy on antibiotics lacks detail, and the company has not responded to investor concerns on their antibiotics policy and use within its supply chain.  The company owns or franchises around 1,600 restaurants across its two brands, and its menus are primarily meat… Read More

The Wendy’s Company

FAIRR Commentary Wendy’s policy on antibiotics previously only covered chicken and focused on eliminating the use of medically important antibiotics.  This has been extended to include beef and pork. For chicken, Wendy’s stated that it has achieved its commitment to eliminate all antibiotics important to human medicine… Read More

Darden Restaurants

FAIRR Commentary Darden has an overarching policy on antibiotics (adopted in 2017) that is limited to FDA Guidance, which currently advises against use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion purposes. The company has been subject to multiple shareholder resolutions over the years to phase out the routine… Read More

Whitbread plc

FAIRR Commentary Whitbread has a strong overarching policy on antibiotics use that is focused only on critically important antibiotics to human medicine that covers all relevant species, markets and suppliers. The company has strengthened its policy to use stronger language and in terms of implementation, the company has… Read More

Denny’s

FAIRR Commentary Denny’s has strengthened its policy on antibiotics to eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics in all chicken served at Denny’s U.S. locations effective with purchases beginning 1 March 2019. Denny’s has been subject to increasing investor pressure over the last few years, including a shareholder… Read More

Yum! Brands

FAIRR Commentary Yum! Brands developed its global policy in 2017 to reduce and eliminate the use of medically important antibiotics for chicken only. There have been no updates this year since the publication of their policy – for example, the company has provided no indication on whether the… Read More

Dine Brands

FAIRR Commentary Dine Brands has made considerable progress over the last year with the release of a public policy on antibiotics addressing poultry and pork. This was published on 31 August 2018, and it goes beyond FDA compliance by stating that it will begin to prohibit the routine… Read More

Domino’s Pizza Group

FAIRR Commentary Domino’s Pizza UK & Ireland Limited has a strong and comprehensive policy that prohibits the prophylactic use of antibiotics across all species and geographies. However, the company has yet to report on implementation progress and it continues to monitor supplier compliance through internal audits only. … Read More