The Hain Celestial Group Inc., a leading organic and natural products company, announced that Hain Pure Protein Corporation has entered into a new supply agreement with Panera LLC to provide Plainville Farms turkey breast meat raised without antibiotics to Panera Bread. HPPC has been supplying Panera Bread with turkey raised without antibiotics on family farms since 2011.
"Plainville Farms has worked closely with Panera to feature turkey that has been humanely raised, fed a vegetarian diet and never given antibiotics," said Irwin D. Simon, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hain Celestial. "I am pleased Panera Bread will continue to serve Plainville Farms turkey as we work on several other initiatives to provide organic and natural product offerings from Hain Celestial's portfolio of brands," concluded Irwin Simon.
"More than ten years ago, Panera became one of the first restaurant chains to offer chicken that received no antibiotics ever," said Blaine Hurst, EVP, Chief Transformation and Growth Officer of Panera Bread. "By working closely with leading suppliers like Plainville Farms, we've been able to extend this commitment to our roasted turkey. For us, poultry raised without antibiotics tastes better and is consistent with our Food Policy and our commitment to have a positive impact on the food system."
Source: The Hain Celestial Group Inc.