Smithfield Foods issues first part of sustainability report

Policy calls for industry transparency in antibiotics use and animal care practices.

Smithfield Foods Inc. has released new, more comprehensive information about its industry-leading animal care initiatives in the first installment of its "2015 Sustainability & Financial Report." Starting with its Animal Care section, Smithfield will issue its 15th annual report in segments over an eight-week period.

ÔÇťAnimal care has been a focus for us for many years. However, we have recently refined and increased our reporting in this area, particularly when it comes to the

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