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Broiler welfare:
Foodservice
sector first to
make pledges
Five foodservice providers signed
purchase pledges in 2016 and
others have since followed suit

Companies in the foodservice industry have been the first to
announce broiler welfare policies that typically include broilers
raised according to Global Animal Partnership or Royal
Partnership for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals standards.

BY ROY GRABER

Lisa F. Young | Dreamstime

When it comes to major companies that have adopted
what are often referred to as animal welfare programs
for their broiler supplies, it is the foodservice industry
that has been the first to make commitments.
The poultry welfare programs typically adopted
involve a 100 percent transition to broilers that are certain breeds - normally a slower-growing breed - that
are approved by either the Global Animal Partnership
(GAP) or Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals (RSPCA).  

Companies have vowed to
source only chicken from
suppliers who:
✓✓Reduce stocking density to a maximum
six pounds per square foot

In those pledges, companies have vowed to source
only chicken from suppliers who:
■ Reduce stocking density to a maximum of six
pounds per square foot
■ Provide birds with enriched environments
■ Process chickens in a manner that avoids prestun
handling and instead use controlled atmosphere
stunning
The first company to make such a broiler welfare
commitment was grocer Whole Foods Market, which
adopted the policy in March 2016.
After that, the next five companies to do
so were North American foodservice companies. Aramark and Compass Group both
signed pledges in November 2016, followed
by December pledges from Sodexo, Delaware
North and Centerplate.
of

✓✓Provide birds with enriched environments
✓✓Process chickens in a manner that
avoids prestun handling and instead use
controlled atmosphere stunning

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Why are foodservice
companies the first to commit?
Animal rights groups such as the Humane
Society of the United States (HSUS),
Compassion in World Farming, Compassion
Over Killing, Mercy for Animals, American


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of PoultryUSA - October 2017

PoultryUSA - October 2017
Contents
A new beginning for the editor
Poultry industry riding wave of optimism
Whole genome sequencing essential tool for food safety
Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
Chicken producers must speak fearlessly on issues
Broiler welfare: Foodservice sector fi rst to make pledges
100th YEAR SERIES: A glimpse into the future of modern poultry production
Reducing woody breast: latest broiler nutritional research
Market Place
Ad Index
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PoultryUSA - October 2017 - Poultry processor sees success renovating hiring process
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