Aramark has announced that it plans to eliminate all pork from animals bred using gestation crates in its U.S. supply chain by 2017.

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Aramark and the Humane Society of the United States have been collaborating to put in place a plan that would address gestation crate issues by working with the company’s suppliers to eliminate the utilization of crates within their supply chains. To meet this goal, Aramark has asked its primary pork suppliers to develop plans for reducing, and then eliminating, gestation crates. In addition, Aramark will begin immediately to require new supplier contracts for pork to provide a plan that addresses how they will phase out gestation creates to meet these goals.