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Chicken welfare:
Done the right way

At KFC, we're proud of our chicken.

We take pride in the exceptional quality of the food we serve. It’s what the Colonel stood for and what our customers expect. Our commitment to quality includes:

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Chickens that are healthy and well cared for

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Farmers who adhere to recognized welfare standards

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Supply chains that are sustainable and secure

2019

KFC U.K. & Ireland published its first annual chicken welfare progress report.

AT KFC, WE LOVE OUR CHICKEN.

We share that love with customers across the world, and we’re committed to providing you with food that is safe, free from cruelty, and raised humanely.

WE’RE UP FOR THE CHALLENGE.

All throughout our supply chain, we’re working to tackle worthy and complex challenges like food security, food safety and sustainability.

OUR APPROACH

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Driven by Science and Data

Our approach to chicken welfare is based on the latest science, data and research into what constitutes the best standards of care when raising chickens for food that optimizes welfare, food quality, and sustainability outcomes.

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Guided by Care and Compassion

While raising chickens for food is our business model, we are dedicated to establishing best practices and following verified scientific thinking.

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Focused on Sustainability and Security

Food production is an important part of the global conversation on sustainability. Our chicken welfare approach is part of an overall commitment to greater sustainability across our supply-chain.

OUR FOUR KEY PILLARS

OUR CHICKEN WELFARE JOURNEY

2002

Yum!: First animal welfare program established

2003

Yum!: Animal Welfare Advisory Council + Poultry Advisory Council

2018

KFC U.S.: Antibiotics Commitment

Yum!: Published global Animal Welfare Policy based on Five Freedoms

2019

Yum!: Antimicrobial Resistance Challenge

Yum!: Roundtable For Sustainable Poultry & Eggs

KFC Canada:  Plant-Based Fried Chicken

2020

KFC: Global Chicken Key Welfare Indicators:

  • Mobility while chickens are raised
  • Overall health/minimization of medical interventions
  • Chicken mortality
  • Mental and physical stress

KFC U.S.: Beyond Meat Market Expansion

2021

Yum!: Global Cage-Free Egg Commitment

Yum!: 2020 Citizenship Report Yum!:

Beyond Meat Global Strategic Partnership

2022

KFC U.S.: Beyond Fried Chicken Nationwide

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

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Commercial chickens are subjected to hormone or steroid treatment

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Modern chickens are the product of genetic modification

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Chickens grow so rapidly they have trouble walking or living a healthy life

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KFC chickens are routinely treated with antibiotics

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Chickens are raised in crowded, unclean housing

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Modern chicken production is unsustainable
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