Noodles & Co. to improve the treatment of animals


BROOMFIELD, Colo .– Noodles & Company plans to work to improve the treatment and living conditions of the animals it uses for meat and dairy products.

The Colorado-based company announced Friday that it is partnering with Compassion in World Farming to roll out a series of initiatives focused on broilers, dairy cows and pigs.

“We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing our customers with delicious, freshly prepared food from the finest ingredients, and we recognize that cruelty-free husbandry practices are both essential to ensuring high quality and sustainable food safety. , and an important consideration for informed consumers, ”Noodles & Company CEO and Interim CFO Dave Boennighausen said in a statement.

By 2024, Noodles & Company aims to switch to using chicken breeds that ‘produce significantly higher welfare results’, improve bird living conditions and move to a more humane slaughter process .

The company also plans to improve the treatment of cows and pigs in its supply chain by eliminating tail docking and tooth clipping practices.

The treatment and welfare of animals in the factory farming industry has come under increased scrutiny in recent years and other companies, including Denver-based Chipotle, have made efforts to implement more practices. human.


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