food animal welfare
Target believes in the humane treatment of animals and expects vendors to engage in practices that are consistent with all applicable laws and industry guidelines and that promote the welfare of animals. We do not support the use of routine, non-therapeutic antimicrobials—including all antibiotics—to promote growth.
We expect our suppliers and the producers they work with to phase out this practice and only use antimicrobials when medically necessary.
cage-free shell eggs
In January 2016, we announced that we will work with our suppliers to increase our offerings of cage-free shell eggs nationwide, working toward a 100 percent cage-free shell egg assortment by 2025, based on available supply.
We’re partnering closely with our pork product vendors to eliminate the use of sow gestation crates by 2022.
view our Food Animal Welfare & Antibiotics policy