Progresso is now using only 100 percent antibiotic-free chicken breast meat in all of its 36 varieties of chicken soups, Progresso’s parent company, General Mills, announced.
According to a press release from General Mills, Progresso has been committed to continuously improving the quality of its soups for decades, adding that it not only uses chicken raised without antibiotics, but it also does not use any artificial flavors, and is phasing out the use of artificial colors, with that transition expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
“Our purpose and passion is to make great soup just like you’d make it at home. In an effort to continually raise our quality standards, we listen to our consumers,” said Ray Joncas, director of marketing at Progresso. “So when we asked our consumers what they wanted most, we found that antibiotic-free and hormone-free chicken was what they wanted most.”
Campbell Soup Company will also make switch
While Progresso has completed its transition to antibiotic-free chicken, a rival soup company has announced its intent to make the switch. Campbell Soup Company in July announced that it would switch to only using chicken raised without antibiotics, but the company has yet to reveal when it expects to complete the transition.