Humane Ground Beef
Mooving toward happier burgers
As of September 1, 2012, all ground beef served in Bon Appétit cafés should be sourced from suppliers that have met the strict standards of one of four independent animal-welfare organizations. (Beef purchases from small, local producers who are registered through our Farm to Fork program will continue to be permitted.)
The companywide “moove” is a step toward Bon Appétit’s commitment to the most sweeping changes in our meat supply of any food service company, by the aggressive date of 2015. As part of a groundbreaking announcement from February, we vowed to purchase at least 25% of our beef, pork, and poultry from ranches and farms whose practices have been certified by Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC)’s Certified Humane program, Animal Welfare Approved, Food Alliance, or Global Animal Partnership. These four groups are independent, not industry led, and have high animal-husbandry standards.
Read about our switch in the Washington Post >