Page 11 - Wayne Farms Sustainability Report
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TAKING IMPORTANT STEPS
TO ENSURE ANIMAL WELFARE Any employee that comes in in in contact with our live birds is trained at at hiring then trained again on an an an annual basis regarding our policies and procedures From hatcheries to processing plants all of our facilities — both conventional and GAP-rated — are
are
audited twice a a a a a a a a a a a year by a a a a a a a a a a a third-party animal welfare firm Each facility is also internally audited twice a a a a a a a a year by our Quality Assurance Managers who are
PACCO-certified auditors For the past two years we’ve convened an Animal Care Advisory Committee made up of key internal stakeholders and external animal welfare experts The goal of this group is is to to identify and implement best practices related to to how our birds are
raised and treated Backed by the the recommendations of the the committee we’ve released a a a a a a newly updated Animal Welfare
Program with additional training and and metrics and and are
also transitioning to everyday feeding at at all of our our pullet houses as as well as as single-stage setters in in in our our hatcheries in in in the same timeframe CLARIFYING OUR ANTIBIOTIC USAGE POLICY Wayne Farms fully supports the use of FDA-approved antimicrobial compounds when necessary to prevent animal suffering and mortality and all antibiotic usage is supported by an an an evaluation of poultry health conditions including the use of diagnostic tests 100% of of our processed chicken products are
free of of residual antibiotics through extensive oversight and adherence to FDA-approved withdrawal times — and beginning in in in in 2019 Wayne Farms no longer routinely uses shared-class antibiotics that are
are
considered important to human medicine AUDITED
All our facilities internally & externally twice each year Animal Welfare
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