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Wendy's continues to strengthen poultry welfare guidelines

Wendy's International Inc. has recently strengthened its animal welfare guidelines. The company is giving preferential buying to its chicken suppliers who improve systems for humane animal welfare.

The company will give purchasing preference to approved suppliers who actively explore and test controlled atmosphere stunning (CAS) systems, with the only requirement being that the product quality and value continues to meet standards.
"We believe these actions will lead our suppliers and others in the (pork and) chicken industry to continue to identify improved methods of handing animals prior to processing," said Tad Wampfler, Wendy's senior vice president of supply chain management. "These actions continue to demonstrate our long-term commitment to the principles of humane animal treatment."
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