ConAgra seeks gestation housing options

by Editor fleischwirtschaft.com
Friday, September 28, 2012

ConAgra Foods, Inc. said the company supports eliminating gestation housing for pregnant sows in addition to creating traceability systems within its pork supply chain.

ConAgra Foods, Inc. is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97% of American households. 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.

The company operates ReadySetEat.com, an interactive recipe website that provides consumers with Easy Dinner Recipes and more.

It 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.

ConAgra Foods joins a long list of major food companies and retailers in the US that have announced intentions to eliminate gestation housing from their supply chains, including: McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's, Costco, Kroger, Safeway, Kraft (Oscar Mayer), Heinz, Campbell Soup, Denny's, Cracker Barrel, Carl's Jr., Hardee's, Sonic, Baja Fresh, Jack in the Box, Kmart, Compass Group, Aramark, Sysco, Sodexo, Subway and Wienerschnitzel.
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