Victory! Global Food Industry Ditches Deadly Animal Tests—See the List

PETA scientists are modernizing food-industry testing worldwide by successfully persuading companies to use modern science and end the use of cruel and deadly animal tests.

Following extensive discussions, PETA persuaded the food and beverage companies marked with an asterisk (*) below to stop conducting or funding deadly experiments on animals in order to establish health claims for the marketing of products or ingredients. Now, they’ll no longer take part in animal tests unless they’re required by law or government regulators (and PETA is working on that, too). These victories will prevent thousands of animals in laboratories from being poisoned, electrocuted, cut apart, and much more. All the other companies listed below have never tested on animals and have confirmed to us that they have no intention of starting.

Food and Beverage Companies That Don’t Test on Animals

  1. Accolade Wines
  2. Adagio Teas
  3. Agropur Dairy Cooperative
  4. AGV Products Corp.*
  5. Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. KG
  6. Amy’s Kitchen, Inc.
  7. Ankerkraut GmbH
  8. Apeejay Surrendra Group (Typhoo Tea only)
  9. Arbor Crest Wineries & Nursery, Inc.
  10. Arcor S.A.I.C.
  11. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.*
  12. Australian Fruit Tea Company Pty Ltd.
  13. B&G Foods, Inc.
  14. Bacardi-Martini, Inc.
  15. Ball Corporation*
  16. Barilla SpA*
  17. Barry Callebaut*
  18. Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate Ltd.
  19. Beyond Meat
  20. Bigelow Tea
  21. Bimbo Bakeries USA
  22. Black Star Farms, LLC.
  23. Blommer Chocolate Company*
  24. Bombay Cheese Company
  25. Bonduelle Group
  26. Borealis Foods
  27. Brown-Forman Corporation
  28. Calicutts Spice Co.
  29. Campbell Soup Company
  30. Catalyst Food
  31. Chobani Global Holdings, LLC
  32. The Coca-Cola Company*
  33. Constellation Brands, Inc.*
  34. Daintree Tea
  35. Dean Foods
  36. Del Monte Pacific, Ltd.
  37. Diaspora Tea & Herb Co (doing business as Rishi Tea & Botanicals)
  38. Dole Food Company*
  39. Don Lee Farms (Goodman Food Products, Inc.)
  40. Praeger’s Sensible Foods
  41. E. & J. Gallo Winery
  42. Eclipse Foods
  43. Ensuiko Sugar Refining Co., Ltd.*
  44. Ethicoco
  45. Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd.*
  46. Field Roast
  47. Flowers Foods, Inc.
  48. Follow Your Heart
  49. Fortnum & Mason
  50. The Frauxmagerie Ltd.
  51. Fuji Oil Holdings Inc.*
  52. Gathered Foods
  53. General Mills Inc.*
  54. Givaudan
  55. Grape King Bio*
  56. Green Monday Group/OmniFoods
  57. Grupo Peñaflor S.A.
  58. Hain Celestial Group
  59. The Happy Calf
  60. Hari Har Chai
  61. Heineken N.V.
  62. The Hershey Company*
  63. HOT EARTH GmbH
  64. House Foods Group Inc.*
  65. Ingredion Incorporated*
  66. Intelligentsia Coffee, Inc.
  67. ITO EN, Ltd.*
  68. J&J Snack Foods Corp.
  69. James White Drinks
  70. JINKA Foods
  71. Kellogg Company*
  72. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc.
  73. Kewpie Corporation*
  74. Kikkoman Corporation*
  75. KIND
  76. Kipster
  77. Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd.*
  78. Koala Tea Company Pty Ltd.
  79. Korea Yakult*
  80. Kuleana
  81. Lactalis American Group, Inc.
  82. Lakewood Organic Juices
  83. Lancaster Colony Corporation
  84. Lian Hwa Foods Corp.*
  85. Lightlife Foods, Inc.
  86. Lindt & Sprüngli
  87. May Wah with Lily’s Vegan Pantry
  88. McCain Foods Limited*
  89. McCormick & Company, Inc.
  90. Megmilk Snow Brand Co., Ltd.*
  91. Meiji Co., Ltd.*
  92. Microbio Co.*
  93. Mitch’s Vegan Jerky
  94. Molson Coors Brewing Company
  95. Monde Nissin
  96. Monogram Foods Solutions, LLC
  97. Morinaga & Co., Ltd.*
  98. Nagase & Co., Ltd.*
  99. Next Gen Foods
  100. NH Foods Ltd.*
  101. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.*
  102. Nissin Foods Holdings Co., Ltd.*
  103. Nitto Beverage Co., Ltd.
  104. Nuts For Cheese
  105. Oatly Group
  106. Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.*
  107. The Original Ceylon Tea Company
  108. OSI Group
  109. Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG
  110. Paap Mukt
  111. PepsiCo, Inc.*
  112. Pernod Ricard*
  113. Pilk India
  114. Pinnacle Foods Inc.
  115. Plantmade
  116. POM Wonderful LLC*
  117. Primeval Foods
  118. Primo Water Corporation
  119. Rebellyous Foods
  120. Reily Foods Company
  121. Reine Vegan Cuisine
  122. Rich Products Corporation
  123. Riken Vitamin Co., Ltd.*
  124. Robertet SA*
  125. Sanderson Farms, Inc.
  126. Sapporo Holdings Ltd.*
  127. Saputo Inc.
  128. Satake Corporation*
  129. Semper AB
  130. Seneca Foods Corporation
  131. Sensient Technologies Corporation*
  132. Shaka Harry Store
  133. Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.
  134. Simply Eggless
  135. Standard Foods Group*
  136. Stash Tea Company
  137. Strand Tea Company
  138. Strauss Group*
  139. Sugar Creek Packing Co.
  140. Sunshine Burger & Specialty Food Co, LLC
  141. Suntory Holdings Limited*
  142. Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods
  143. Swilled Dog Hard Cider*
  144. Swire Coca-Cola Taiwan*
  145. Takasago International Corporation*
  146. TeeGschwendner
  147. Das Teehaus
  148. Teekanne GmbH & KG
  149. Tesco PLC (tea products only)
  150. T. Hasegawa Co.*
  151. Three Girls Vegan Creamery
  152. Tofurky
  153. Toyo Suisan Kaisha, Ltd.*
  154. True Blue Holdings, LLC
  155. Twinings North America
  156. Uni-President*
  157. Unilever*
  158. Vegano Foods LLC
  159. Viña Concha y Toro S.A.
  160. Vitalon Foods Group*
  161. Welch Foods Inc.*
  162. Weston Foods (Canada) Inc.
  163. Whispering Pines Tea Company
  164. Wholesome Savour/OsomeFood
  165. Wildtype
  166. Yakult Co., Ltd.*
  167. Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd.*

Prior to contacting the companies, PETA uncovered disturbing documents showing that thousands of animals were cut into, tormented, and killed during cruel laboratory experiments for decades—all so that companies could attempt to make marketing claims about products ranging from Ramen noodles to candy bars and from breakfast cereals to liquor. Marketers aimed to boost product sales with suggestions of health-promoting ingredients, and they turned to experiments on animals for proof—even though the scientific evidence shows that animal testing is ineffective and fails to lead to human treatments.

Countless dogs, rabbits, monkeys, pigs, hamsters, mice, rats, and even chimpanzees endured crude tests so that food marketers could attempt to persuade consumers to spend money on their products.

In these food- and beverage-industry experiments, animals were restrained in tubes, hung by their tails, forced to run on treadmills, and made to stand on hot plates; force-fed and starved; injected with chemicals, drugs, alcohol, and cancer cells; made to swim until they were exhausted and inhale smoke; cut apart; made to endure the exposure of their nerves and electrocuted; given facial lacerations; infected with harmful bacteria and viruses; inflicted with erectile dysfunction; and killed by suffocation or neck-breaking, after which they were dissected.

These animal experiments are not required by law. Effective non-animal research methods or studies safely conducted on human volunteers or donated human tissue are readily available, more affordable than animal tests, and much more reliable.

Now, thousands of animals will be prevented from enduring experiments like these and many more as PETA continues to persuade corporate executives to choose modern and compassionate research methods.


Update: April 2, 2021

More good news for animals! With the active cooperation of a PETA Germany representative, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published new definitions of the words “vegan” and “vegetarian” for food and beverage manufacturers. In addition to setting standards for the types of ingredients permitted in food and beverage products labeled with these terms, the definitions prohibit manufacturers of such products from pursuing animal experiments not required by law, like the ones described above.

Prior to these new ISO definitions, there were no uniform international industry standards for these terms. Now, if companies claim to follow ISO standards but voluntarily pursue animal testing related to their products labeled as vegan or vegetarian, these companies can be held liable for damages by their contract partners (e.g., supermarkets). Moreover, this would constitute a violation of the principles of fair trade, which could result in warnings, lawsuits, or even damage claims.

PETA joins PETA Germany in calling for a ban on all animal tests for foods and beverages and for the definitions to be changed from voluntary industry commitments into a binding European law standard known as an EN-ISO. Eventually, the definition of the word “vegan” should not only exclude ingredients of animal origin but also other forms of animal abuse for foods.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind