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on June 20, 2017

Poultry raised without antibiotics now in all Wawa stores

The enhanced poultry-based, food quality classification will impact more than 23 products

Wawa has announced that poultry raised without antibiotics is now available in all Wawa stores. This change is part of Wawa’s quality food commitment, which includes a pledge of continuous improvement, including an ongoing review of all products, ingredients and supplier partnerships.

As one of the first steps in the convenience store chain’s journey to improve the quality of its foods, the introduction of poultry raised without antibiotics will impact more than 23 items, including Wawa’s Express Case salads containing chicken or turkey, poultry based ingredients used to make hoagies and sandwiches, and Sizzli Breakfast Sandwiches containing turkey. The transition of all items containing poultry has been completed, except for soups, which will be fully converted in 2018.

There are approximately 750 Wawa stores in in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Florida.

“We are excited to announce this first step in our promise to deliver enhanced quality products to customers across the Wawa chain,” said Mike Sherlock, Chief Fresh Food & Beverage Officer. “At Wawa, we are always looking for ways to provide continuous improvement for our customers, rooted in the spirit of our core values, mainly do things right and do the right thing for our customers, communities and our planet. Upgrading our products to poultry raised without antibiotics is just one part of this larger picture commitment. We look forward to announcing additional food quality enhancements throughout the year.”

With the introduction of this new classification, a special stamp has been applied to the Wawa ordering screen to highlight the transition to poultry raised without antibiotics. Providing poultry raised without antibiotics is an enhanced measure to ensure we are delivering our products with care, building on our long-standing commitment to quality and meeting the preferences of consumers who are becoming more focused on what they eat and where their food is coming from.

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