Food & Drink Resources is working with one of our preferred manufacturing vendors – Maple Leaf Foods – to bring you a special one-hour online information session titled “Understanding Gestation Crate Free/Animal Welfare.” We will touch on California’s Prop 12 and what it means for restaurants and food manufacturers looking to source pork products.

Whether you are located in California or beyond, Prop 12 affects you, too. Join us on Thursday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. MST for this no-cost virtual meeting.

After registering we will send you meeting access details. And if you aren’t able to make the meeting at the designated time, we’d be happy to send you a link to the recording.

Info Session Registration

Maple Leaf Foods is the world’s first major carbon-neutral food company. It has focused on ethical business practices and animal welfare long before California instituted Prop 12.

The virtual presentation will be led by LeeAnn Peters, Director of Technical Services for the Maple Leaf Agri-Farms (Live Hog) division of Maple Leaf Foods. Based in Manitoba, her team focuses on Animal Health & Welfare, Nutrition, Quality Control, Assurance & Programing, On-Farm Technical Innovation & Advancement, and Employee Training. With a strong background in change management, LeeAnn is a Professional Agrologist with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the University Of Manitoba. She has been employed with Maple Leaf for 21 years and has had the privilege of executing both the Maple Leaf Animal Welfare strategy and the Raised Without Antibiotics program at the farm level from their onset.

There’s a lot to know about hogs as well as Prop 12. For background before the session, take a look at this info sheet produced by Maple Leaf and check out this article hog farming from AgDaily.