KFC antibiotics within limits

Investor's Business Daily

Shanghai officials said levels of antibiotics and steroids in Yum Brands' (YUM) KFC chicken were within legal limits. But amantadine, a drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, was also found in the meat, promoting the Chinese safety authority to ask the company to issue a recall. Yum has made no official comment on the test results or recall, but KFC's subsidiary in China said earlier it would cooperate with the authorities. Two chicken farms in the northeastern province of Shandong that supplied meat to KFC and McDonald's (MCD) were shut down last week. Yum shares rose 1.8% to 65.01.

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