New Windsor, NY – Café Spice, the leader in restaurant quality, ready-to-eat meals is delighted to announce joining the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals’ (ASPCA©) Shop With Your Heart program, promoting companies and brands dedicated to improving animal welfare in their supply chains
and creating a more humane and sustainable farming system for all. Cafe Spice is the first brand to join Shop With Your Heart in the “ready-to-eat meals” category.
The ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart campaign encourages consumers to explore more plant-based options and
seek out meat, eggs and dairy products certified by a one of three credible animal welfare certifications, including Global Animal Partnership (GAP), which certifies Café Spice’s chicken dishes.
“The ASPCA is thrilled to honor Café Spice’s dedication to higher animal welfare by welcoming them to our
Shop With Your Heart list of recommended brands,” said Nancy Roulston, Director, Corporate Engagement, ASPCA Farm Animal Welfare Program. “Consumer concern for farm animal welfare and demand for welfare-certified products is on the rise. Having Café Spice lead the way as our first ready-to-eat brand with chicken, vegetarian and vegan dishes opens a whole new world of options for welfare-minded eaters.”
From the start (2003), Cafe Spice has committed to sourcing chicken from farms certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP), an independent third-party certifier with a well-defined Animal Welfare Rating System that’s used to help educate shoppers about how animals have been raised. “Convenience should not have to mean sacrificing quality, nor should enjoying a delicious quick meal conflict with your values,” said Sameer Malhotra, President and Co-founder of Cafe Spice. “Sourcing meats that are certified by Global Animal Partnership (GAP) has always been important to our brand, beginning with our first Chicken Tikka Masala meal packaged for stores. We’re thrilled to be part of the ASPCA’s Shop With Your Heart campaign, that guides consumers on how to make animal welfare-conscious buying decisions when shopping the food aisles.”
Find Cafe Spice and other brands participating in Shop with Your Heart at: www.aspca.org/foodbrands
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Café Spice produces a full retail line of ready-to-eat meals with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. Products are available in the deli or prepared foods sections of stores such as Whole Foods Market, Harris Teeter, Fresh Thyme Market, Natural Grocers and Earth Fare as well as natural food and specialty stores and co-ops nationwide. Located in New York’s Hudson Valley, the company is active in local job development and international economic development initiatives through the Whole Planet Foundation.