MEXICO - Grupo Toks has become the first Mexican restaurant company to commit to a cage-free egg and crate-free pork supply chain.
Grupo Toks has 226 restaurants in the country, including Toks, Panda Express, Cup Stop, Restaurantes California, and Beer Factory.
The company will work with its egg and pork suppliers and Humane Society International (HSI) on the implementation of this new policy, to reach its 2022 deadline.
Gustavo Pérez Berlanga, director of corporate social responsibility at Grupo Toks, said: “We are convinced that a transition to cage-free eggs and pork is the right way forward, both because of the animal welfare benefits and also to meet our clients’ demands for higher welfare products.”
Sabina Garcia, corporate policy and project manager for HSI Farm Animals in Mexico, added: “This announcement will improve the lives of millions of animals in the food industry in the country, and sets a precedent for the rest of the food industry in Mexico and Latin America that want to keep up with local and global trends.”ThePoultrySite News Desk