ConAgra Foods, a Fortune 500 food-company with net sales of more than $13 billion that owns brands such as Chef Boyardee, Hunt’s, and Orville Redenbacher, recently announced its commitment to eliminate gestation crates in its pork supply chain. In a statement, the company noted that in accordance with its intentions to provide humane treatment and handling of animals, it is requiring its pork suppliers to present plans outlining intent to end the use of the confining stalls by 2017, and is allowing itself a 10-year grace period for the change to be solidified. Hillshire Brands, Jack in the Box, and Wienerschnitzel have also pledged to eliminate the confining stalls by 2022.
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