Subway, Ruby Tuesday to adopt GAP broiler standards
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Both restaurant chains intend to complete switch by 2024
May 3, 2017, United States – Subway and Ruby Tuesday became the latest U.S.-based restaurants to commit to sourcing only slower-growing broiler chickens that are raised according to Global Animal Partnership (GAP) standards.
Both companies, on their webpages, announced their plans to make the transition, and in both cases, the restaurant chains intend to complete the transition by 2024.
GAP standards call for the following criteria:
- Using broiler breeds scientifically proven to have markedly improved welfare outcomes
- Providing chickens with more space (maximum stocking density of 6 lbs./sq. ft.) and improved environments, including lighting, litter and enrichments
- Eliminating live shackling and dumping and ensuring birds are rendered unconscious through multistep controlled atmospheric stunning, which is universally considered more humane, prior to slaughter
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