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Bruegger's Bagels to Follow GAP Standards for Broilers
Minnesota Ag Connection - 03/08/2018

In a continued effort to elevate the products we bring to consumers, Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., Minneapolis, announced that it is making a commitment to work with suppliers, licensees, and industry partners to improve the welfare of broiler chickens that it sources and ensure that by 2024 it buys only chicken that is produced in alignment with the following standards set by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP), an international farmed animal welfare certification program:

- Source only chicken breeds approved by GAP as having higher welfare outcomes

- Source only chickens that are given improved space to reduce stocking density per GAP standards

- Offer improved living environment to include lighting, litter, and enrichment per GAP standards

- Process all chickens more humanely through a multi-step, controlled-atmosphere processing system

- Demonstrate compliance with the above standards via a third-party audit

By sourcing higher-welfare chickens with better living conditions and more stringent processing requirements, Bruegger's said it believes it will give the chickens sourced a better quality of life as well as bring its consumers a better quality of product to enjoy.

Founded in 1983, Bruegger's, operates over 220 Bruegger's Bagels bakeries in North America. Renowned for its authentic, kettle-cooked, fresh-baked bagels, the chain also offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch sandwiches, salads and soups made with high-quality, simple ingredients.

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