Friday, June 2, 2017

Retail council accepts chicken welfare protocol

The Retail Council of Canada has accepted the welfare protocol adopted by the Chicken Farmers of Canada national marketing agency.

Chicken agency chairman Benoit Fontaine said "farmers in Canada have a responsibility to the birds they raise, to the industry, to their fellow farmers.

"The support from Retail Council of Canada helps all of us assure consumers that we are upholding high principles of animal health and welfare throughout the value chain."

Chicken Farmers of Canada's Animal Care Program is mandatory, third-party audited, and administered across all chicken farms – no other program can achieve this reach.