AVI Foodsystems’ sourcing practices are the highest in the industry. Our procurement team actively seeks partnerships with trustworthy and high-quality suppliers that have a consistent track record of food safety and integrity.
As a responsible and progressive food organization, we meticulously evaluate every ingredient and every supplier. We understand many of our guests enjoy foods that are produced via advanced agriculture practices, sourced in a sustainable manner and are provided by well-regarded suppliers. We are fully committed to food sourcing practices with the utmost integrity and accountability.
AVI has announced we will source all shell eggs from cage-free hens by the end of 2020 or sooner if supplies become available. We will also source all pre-cracked (liquid) eggs produced from cage-free hens by the end of 2020 or sooner if supplies become available.
“We use cage-free eggs at a number of accounts today and look forward to expanding this program throughout the company. As a family organization, we appreciate and value the importance of animal welfare and being a role model for corporate citizenship,” commented John Coker, Chief Creative Officer for AVI.
As the largest family-owned and operated foodservice provider in the nation, AVI has a duty and responsibility to ensure the protein and animal products we procure originate from producers that uphold the highest standards and ethics.
The humane treatment of animals is multi-faceted; each step in the process including housing conditions, appropriate nurturing, hunger and thirst needs, good nutrition and proper harvesting are essential to an accountable animal welfare program.
AVI has announced an enhanced set of expectations for our suppliers in which we procure chicken. By 2024, we will source only broiler (meat) chickens certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP). In addition, our suppliers will agree to slaughter of birds by utilizing a multistep controlled atmosphere process or low atmospheric pressure stunning.
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