Auchan comments on soy origin

Croix Cedex, France, 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Further to the questioning of the on the origin of soy entering the composition of the animal feed of meats and products sold by Auchan, the company is anxious to specify the following points:

  • First of all, we are not direct buyers of soy.
  • Furthermore, for the animal feed, our responsible food policy on specific sectors as poultry, Aveyron veal, salmon, bio products …) and our non-GMO politics regarding our own-brand products make that the origin of the feed used in these products is diversified by nature. As a result, our impact on the production of soy is intrinsically lower.
  • Among our responsible products, some use a non-GMO feed completed by soy supplies from non-GMO sectors. We encourage the farmers to increase their cereal and proteinic autonomy.
  • Besides, we have launched several working examination on the subject. We are in discussions with the WWF which we met recently and we intend to get closer to the RTRS.