Compass Group, the world’s largest food service company, has committed to eliminating pork raised in gestation crates from their supply chain by 2017. Compass Group runs 10,000 cafeterias in schools, offices, and hospitals. This comes after the recent decision by McDonald's to do the same.
This announcement sends yet another message to the pork industry that the use of gestation crates will not be tolerated. Eight states within the US have banned the use of gestation crates and currently MA, NH, RI, and VT have bills pending to do the same.
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