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Tracking Antibiotics, Steroids and other Growth Promoters in Meat

The use of livestock growth promoters in animal agriculture continues to be a hot topic.  Their use has been shown to improve food availability. However, right or wrong, there is growing consumer awareness of livestock growth promoters being associated with … Read More

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Traceability to Avoid Recalls

Salmonella in chicken has been all over the news in recent weeks and has resulted in illness, product recalls, product withdrawals, brand damage and large economic loss for suppliers and retailers.  As is common, fingers are being pointed in multiple … Read More

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Humane Handling is a Critical Concern to Track

Humane animal handling is a critical concern to all parties involved in the animal agriculture supply chain, including farmers/ranchers, transporters, processors, retailers and the end consumer.  Humane handling is the right thing to do and is an important part of risk … Read More

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Consumer Demand for Grassfed Will Rise in 2012

It’s a new year and a good time to check the pulse of consumer interest in animal welfare certified foods. Food industry trend watcher, the Hartman Group, cites grass-fed meat, healthy fats, real butter, cage-free eggs, heirloom marbled pork, and … Read More

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The first step is a Responsible Sourcing Assessment

Farm animals are excluded from the U.S. Animal Welfare Act and don’t have legal protection while grown on the farm. The federal Humane Slaughter Act does not protect poultry so chickens and turkeys, which make up over 95% of land … Read More

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Bring Responsible Leadership Training to your Organization

The Supermarket Guru, Phil Lempert’s 2011 Food Trends says, “Consumers will expand recognition of and commitment to social responsibilities, including the humane treatment of animals.” The Motley Fool’s “Seeking More Humane Profits” says “In their search for truly ethical companies, … Read More

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Preparing to deliver healthy, higher welfare food

As demand for healthy, higher welfare food is greater than is supply, Sustainable Solutions Group guides companies to develop a 5-year Responsible Sourcing Roadmap for sourcing healthy, higher welfare ingredients. We use a results-based approach to guide you to build … Read More

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