TrustHouse Services Group says it will eliminate pig gestation crates from its pork supply chain
TrustHouse Services Group says it will eliminate pig gestation crates from its pork supply chain. The Charlotte-based company is the country’s sixth-largest food service business, operating 670 dining locations in 44 states.
As part of its new initiative, TrustHouse is working with its suppliers to phase-out gestation crates within the company’s supply chain by 2017. It is also calling on the entire pork industry to set a timeline on eliminating gestation crates.
“American consumers clearly oppose the idea of confining a mother pig in a cage so small she can barely move her entire life,” says Mark Fortino, president of FitzVogt, a TrustHouse division. “Eliminating gestation crates within our supply chain is the right thing to do for the animals, family farmers, our company and our clients.”