Quantifiable Guidelines Will Focus on Chicken Health and Farming Practices, and Help Track Progress Over Time
July 14, 2020, Plano, Texas- With more than 24,000 restaurants in over 145 countries and territories across the world, KFC announces next steps on its chicken welfare journey. As part of its long-standing commitment to a sustainable supply chain, KFC is introducing new global chicken welfare guidelines. These will operate as guidance, and in the instance that a country or territory has existing animal welfare regulations and expected industry practices, they will continue to be upheld. The brand plans to work with its chicken farmers, suppliers and partners in communities around the world to improve the overall health and well-being of chickens raised for food.
These new guidelines focus on chicken health and farming practices across all areas of the supply chain, including raising, handling, transporting, and processing. The guidelines are the culmination of an extensive evaluation process conducted over the past year, in conjunction with KFC suppliers, partners and third-party industry experts worldwide.