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FIC Tackles its First Contract Poultry Grower Case

Food Integrity Campaign | February 7, 2015

FIC filed an historic lawsuit against poultry company Perdue on behalf of contract poultry grower Craig Watts, marking the beginning of FIC’s campaign to improve conditions for contract growers. Watts faced retaliation from his contractor, Perdue, after he invited an animal welfare organization to document conditions on his farm. He wanted the public to know that the growing practices Perdue required of him contradicted the “humanely raised” label Perdue placed on its labels.  FIC also represents Eric Hedrick in federal court against Pilgrim’s Pride, which retaliated against Hedrick after he spoke out about unfair practices.