Harris Teeter Announces Animal Welfare Plan

Harris Teeter has announced it will begin giving purchasing preference to poultry suppliers that use controlled-atmosphere slaughter systems, purchasing 2% of its turkeys from suppliers that employ this method beginning this fall, and increasing its purchases of chicken from suppliers that use controlled atmosphere systems by 5% each year for the next three years, according to a release issued yesterday by Norfolk, Va.-based animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Harris Teeter has announced it will begin giving purchasing preference to poultry suppliers that use controlled-atmosphere slaughter systems, purchasing 2% of its turkeys from suppliers that employ this method beginning this fall, and increasing its purchases of chicken from suppliers that use controlled atmosphere systems by 5% each year for the next three years, according to a release issued yesterday by Norfolk, Va.-based animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatme

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