Wendy’s starts treating chickens and pigs used for food more humanely. Their chicken supplier, O.K. Foods Inc., has begun using a low-atmospheric pressure system, which leaves chickens unconscious before being handled by plant workers. Wendy’s is the first quick-service restaurant chain to back this method. Chickens were previously electrified. Wendy’s is also working with pork producers to eliminate gestation pens and tight crates.
We’ve studied the LAPS system and agree that it’s a major improvement to industry practices. We encourage all chicken producers to embrace this practice.