Compass Group Canada Becomes First Canadian Foodservice Company to Commit to Using 100% Healthier, Slower Growing Chicken by 2024
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MISSISSAUGA, ON, March 8, 2017 - Compass Group Canada and Mercy for Animals announced a unique and historic partnership that will transform the welfare of chickens within Compass' Canadian supply chain by 2024. With this announcement, Compass Group Canada becomes the first Canadian food service company to commit to healthier strains of chickens, improved living conditions, and more humane processing, leading to improved lives for millions of broiler chickens across the country each year.
The new standards were developed by leading animal protection agencies throughout North America including Mercy for Animals, The Humane Society of the United States/Humane Society International, Compassion in World Farming, and the Humane League, and were codified as the new broiler welfare requirements of Global Animal Partnership (GAP), an international non-profit farmed animal welfare certification program.
These standards are informed by the internationally recognized Five Freedoms for animals and cover using approved genetic strain of...