(NAFB) — Conagra Brands recently announced steps it will implement when it comes to company treatment of broiler chickens in its supply chain sourcing practices. The company worked with the Humane Society of the U.S. (HSUS) on the new goals, which add higher standards to the company’s existing broiler policy.
Conagra says it will work with suppliers, peers, and external stakeholders to implement several improvements in its treatment of chickens by 2024. Among the improvements, Conagra says it will provide birds with more space to perform natural behaviors, including a stocking density of no greater than six pounds per square foot and no use of broiler cages. They’ll also be tracking supplier compliance with the new standards through third-party auditing.
In a statement, Conagra says it’s proud to work with the Humane Society of the United States, as well as others in the food industry, to take meaningful steps toward positive change in broiler chicken welfare practices.
HSUS says, “We applaud Conagra for addressing the most pressing concerns related to chicken meat production.”
Source: National Association of Farm Broadcasters