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Animal Welfare

 

Cage-Free Eggs

In 2015, Black Bear Diner announced our pledge to source and serve 100% cage-free eggs in all of our locations by the end of 2020. We’ve been committed to the quality of our food and our small-town environment since our founding in Mt. Shasta, CA in 1995 and this is just a small way of honoring this commitment.

Broiler Chicken Welfare

Black Bear Diner is committed to working with our suppliers and others in the food industry on broiler chicken welfare to, by 2024, align with broiler chicken welfare standards established by the Global Animal Partnership (GAP). We’ll align ourselves with suppliers that meet GAP’s standards including approved breeds and environmental standards (lighting, litter, and enrichments); that stocking density is no greater than 6 lbs./sq. foot and broiler cages are not used; and that it’s processed in a manner that avoids live-dumping and live-shackling of birds and instead utilizes a pre-shackle multi-step controlled atmosphere processing system that’s widely hailed as more humane. We’ll demonstrate compliance with the above standards via third party auditing.