USA: BK posts first annual report on food animal handling practices
Miami-based fastfood giant Burger King Corp (BK) has posted its first annual report detailing its practices and audits for the humane handling of food animals in the US, on its website. The guidelines, which were adopted in June 2001, require BK suppliers to adhere to strict standards in the industry for the care, housing, transport and slaughter of cattle, swine and poultry. BK enforces the guidelines initially through a series of announced audits at suppliers' facilities, and later through unannounced audits.
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