ConAgra Foods Supports Eliminating Gestation Stalls for Sows and Creating Traceability Systems within the Pork Supply Chain
OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 24, 2012-- ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), one of North America's leading food companies, today issued the following statement regarding the use of gestation housing for sows by pork producers:
"As part of our long-standing commitment to the humane treatment and handling of animals, ConAgra Foods supports the elimination of gestation stall housing for sows. We are asking our pork suppliers to present actionable plans by 2017 that address both the elimination of gestation stalls and creation of traceability systems within the pork supply chain. We recognize that implementing a phase-out may be a long-term process, and could take up to 10 years. ConAgra Foods intends to continue working with pork suppliers who share our commitment to the best animal welfare and handling practices."
About ConAgra Foods
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE: CAG), is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of American households. ConAgra Foods provides some of America's long-time favorites. Consumers can find Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Hebrew National, Hunt's Tomato Sauces and Ketchup, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim Meat Sticks and Beef Jerky and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with Easy Dinner Recipes and more. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit us at conagrafoods.com.
Source: ConAgra Foods, Inc.
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