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Pizza Hut to move to antibiotic-free chicken by 2022

Staff Writer |
Pizza Hut announced its commitment to serve chicken raised free of antibiotics important to human medicine by 2022.

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This commitment comprises all chicken, including the company's WingStreet wings, and comes roughly a year after the brand completed the removal of antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken for pizza.

Pizza Hut is the first national pizza company to commit to an antibiotic policy for chicken wings.

In addition to the removal of antibiotics important to human medicine from its chicken, Pizza Hut announced the commitment to eliminate BHA/BHT from all meats in summer of 2016 and the use of artificial preservatives from cheese in 2017.

In 2015, Pizza Hut became the first national pizza restaurant to remove artificial flavors and colors from its core pizzas.

On top of that, Pizza Hut has already eliminated partially hydrogenated oils also known as artificial trans fats and MSG. Over the past six years, Pizza Hut has removed three million pounds of salt from its ingredients.

Pizza Hut does not use any fillers in any of its meat toppings. Its Italian sausage is all natural and sourced from U.S. farmers, and its meatballs are free of any artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

Pizza Hut also does not add any sugar or oil to its pizza marinara sauce, and its cheese is made from 100 percent whole milk mozzarella.

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