Delhaize America has sent a letter to its pork suppliers to support the phasing out of gestation crates and asking them to submit a progress report on such efforts this year.


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“The company will continue to work with our suppliers to find solutions that are more sustainable and humane and that deliver our expectations for food safety and traceability,” the retailer said in a press release.

The Humane Society of the United States praised the development in a press release.

“We’re pleased that Delhaize has made their opposition to gestation crates clear,” said Josh Balk, HSUS’ director of food policy. “There’s simply no future for pork producers who want to continue locking pigs in these inhumane, outdated cages.”

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