Thursday, February 12, 2009

Quiznos Folds Their Hand

Quiznos to implement new animal-welfare policy
By Tom Johnston on 2/11/2009

Denver-based sandwich chain Quiznos has adopted a new animal-welfare policy regarding its purchases of eggs, pork and turkey, a company spokesman confirmed to Meatingplace.

Quiznos developed the plan in conjunction with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Under the new program, Quiznos will favor suppliers of cage-free chickens, crate-free hogs and turkeys killed by way of controlled atmosphere stunning.

Phases

The phased-in plan has Quiznos buying 4 percent of its eggs in 2009 from cage-free producers, and as much as 10 percent in five years. The company also eliminated eggs from three of its four cookies.

Quiznos will source 1 percent of its pork from crate-free environments, with a goal of reaching 15 percent in 2012.

The company also agreed to buy 5 percent of its turkeys by 2010 from suppliers who use controlled atmosphere stunning.

Quiznos operates some 5,000 stores in the United States. Link

Quizno’s is the latest to fall in lock-step with the radical group PETA over the issue of where they source their food. There is no science that will back anything they are changing here. It’s important that at the end of the day we realize that we need to produce enough food for everyone to eat, and some of these production methods that are being championed take us the other direction.

1 comment:

momof2 said...

This is nuts, all they are doing is running up the price of food for consumers. In a hurting economy, this is the dumbest thing I have heard of.