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SOURCE McDonald's Canada
TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Contrary to recent media reports or allegations made by Mercy for Animals Canada, McDonald's Canada does not source eggs from KuKu Farms or any Alberta farm mentioned in W5's recently aired program, "Behind the Barn Door."
Recent media reports have inferred a link between the farms referenced in W5's story and McDonald's Canada. This implied connection is concerning to McDonald's Canada and we want to reiterate the following, which was communicated in our statement to several media outlets:
For more information on McDonald's animal welfare practices, please visit: McDonald's Animal Health & Welfare
LETTER ISSUED FROM BURNBRAE FARMS TO MCDONALD'S CANADA:
October 21, 2013
Senior Vice-President, National Supply Chain
McDonald's Restaurants of Canada Limited
RE: KuKu Farms Ltd.
In connection with CTV's W5 story which aired on October 19, 2013, as your Canadian egg supplier, we at Burnbrae Farms confirm the following:
Like McDonald's Canada, Burnbrae Farms is committed to excellence in the standards set and enforced for the welfare of the hens that produce eggs for our customers. We continue to act to ensure that McDonald's Canada and all of our other customers receive product from hens that thrive in humane and safe environments and we will respond accordingly to the allegations against KuKu Farms.
BURNBRAE FARMS LIMITED
Margaret F. Hudson
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