US restaurant chain suspends pork sales
US restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill has announced that it is to suspend pork sales at about a third of its restaurant outlets, after a routine audit revealed one of its suppliers was not complying with its animal-welfare standards, reported Reuters.
Chris Arnold, communications director for Chipotle, was quoted as say that the inspection of the undisclosed supplier exposed some inconsistencies in protocol, as suppliers must raise pigs with access to the outdoors or in deeply bedded barns to improve their comfort and cannot use antibiotics.
The restaurant chain said they would resume business with the suspended supplier, if they become compliant with the company's standards.
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