Gestation

Sodexo sets 2022 for gestation-stall elimination

Sodexo Inc., an integrated food and facilities management firm serving North America, announced today that it will work with pork suppliers to phase out gestation-sow stalls from its supply chain by 2022. FULL STORY »

NPPC responds to HSUS emissions allegations

The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) is reviewing allegations made by Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) on Wednesday regarding pork production companies and “unreported” ammonia emissions, and released a statement. FULL STORY »

HSUS to sue six pork production companies

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) reports that it intends to sue a range of pork production companies, citing “unreported releases of hazardous pollutant ammonia” as the impetus for the legal action. However, peppered within its own news release are multiple references to gestation-sow stalls, adding a new dimension to its tactics against the housing system. FULL STORY »

11 tips for managing pregnant sows in group housing

With major pork buyers like McDonald's, Hormel and Safeway announcing plans to move toward gestation stall-free suppliers, Minnesota hog farmers may be exploring group housing options. FULL STORY »

IPPA session will review sow-housing issue

Pork producers and other industry stakeholders are invited to attend Illinois Pork Producers Association's (IPPA) Visioning Session Tuesday, July 17, to learn more about the sow-housing issue and other marketplace dynamics. FULL STORY »

Gestation-sow stalls black listed again

Another quick-serve food company has come out against gestation-sow stalls. On Monday, Fresh Enterprises, LLC, which owns Baja Fresh, La Salsa Mexican Grill and Canyon’s Burger restaurants, announced that it “supports industry efforts to move away from gestation crates.” FULL STORY »

Oscar Mayer joins the anti-gestation-stall list

Oscar Mayer officials announced on Friday that the company will give its pork suppliers 10 years to eliminate gestation-sow stalls within their pork production systems and adopt alternative housing. FULL STORY »

CKE Restaurants set a 2022 no-gestation-stall deadline

Two more quick-serve restaurants have sent the message that they will work to phase out suppliers whose pork can be traced back to gestation-sow stalls. Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are under the umbrella of CKE Restaurants. FULL STORY »

Gestation-stall debate is not clear cut

Pork producers and consumers alike are increasingly talking about gestation-sow housing since some major U.S. grocers and restaurant chains, including McDonald’s, have cited plans to stop buying pork that can be traced back to gestation stalls. However, lost in the conversation is why pork producers began using stalls in the first place. FULL STORY »

Add Cracker Barrel to the list

On Thursday, Cracker Barrel Old Country Store joined the growing list of food companies that want their pork supplies to come from systems that do not use gestation-sow stalls. The restaurant chain announced that it will begin formulating plans to source its pork from such operations. FULL STORY »

Brumm Speaks Out: An interesting question at Expo

At the World Pork Expo last week the hot topic of conversation (other than corn condition ratings and pig price expectations) was the ongoing gestation housing debate. FULL STORY »

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