Subway Plans to Boot Antibiotics From Its Meat Supply

October 20, 2015

The sandwich chain will introduce antibiotic-free meats next year.

Facing pressure from environmental groups, Subway plans to eliminate antibiotics from its menu. The sandwich giant announced Tuesday it will transition to antibiotic-free meats at all 27,000-plus of its United States locations, beginning early next year.

A spokesperson for the chain tells Eater chicken raised without antibiotics will be available beginning in March, and turkey will be introduced sometime in 2016, “with a completed transition expected within two to three years.” Subway hopes to exclusively serve antibiotic-free pork and beef by 2025. Subway says the transition can’t be made overnight because of…