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US bakery aims for 100% antibiotic free pork in 2015

Panera Bread has announced that in 2015, it plans to only use a pork supply which has received zero antibiotics.

According to the company Panera Bread is making progress toward improving the welfare of poultry and livestock in its supply chain under the Food Policy rolled out earlier this year.

In 2014, they claim that 91% of Panera's pork supply received no antibiotics ever and was sourced from farms where pregnant sows are able to roam freely in group housing. The pigs are also fed a vegetarian-only diet.

By January 2015, Panera intends for its entire pork supply -- approximately 8 million pounds -- to meet or exceed these standards.

There are 1,845 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario Canada operating under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co.and Paradise Bakery & Café names.

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