We believe proper animal handling is an important moral and ethical obligation. Everyone who works with live animals in our plants is trained in humane animal handling practices and instructed to report anything they believe is inappropriate. Team members are encouraged to report unacceptable behavior to their supervisor as well as our compliance and ethics hotline.
We are in the process of installing cameras and other technology that will allow third-party remote video auditing of live bird handling at our U.S. chicken processing plants. We will also be offering additional annual training for the farmers who raise broiler chickens for us to ensure proper animal well-being handling practices are understood and followed.