Wendy's tries antibiotic-free chicken

Wendy’s Co. this week is starting to test new chicken products made from poultry raised without antibiotics, a senior executive said, the latest sign of a broader industry shift away from the drugs in the U.S. meat supply chain.

Wendy’s WEN, -0.54%  officials decided to test the antibiotic-free chicken at a handful of locations in response to its customers’ rising interest in ingredients and how food is produced, said Kurt Kane, Wendy’s chief concept officer.

The fast-food chain for now is stopping short of a broad commitment to use antibiotics-free meat like those some rivals have made.

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