Canada’s grocery chain, Colgate-Palmolive, is changing its pork policy in response to growing concern over food safety in the United States.
In a statement, Colgos said the decision came after a survey of food-safety experts, which showed a “lack of transparency” and “a lack of public accountability” in the U.S. “We feel it is important to be open about what is in our supply chain to ensure that our products are safe for Canadians,” Colgate said.
The company said the move will be phased in starting next year and will be rolled out to all of its stores.
“We want to make sure that our customers are fully informed and have an accurate understanding of the products we are selling in our stores,” Colgans spokesperson said.
“As we have in the past, we are working to provide our customers with the latest information on the food-borne illnesses that are currently occurring in the community and beyond.”
According to Colgate’s latest quarterly report, the company reported a net loss of $3.5 million, or 2 cents per share, in the latest quarter.
It also reported a $3 million net loss for the year ended March 31.
The company had revenue of $17.6 billion in 2016.