Video spurs 3 retailers to pull Fairlife items

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In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015 photo, Fairlife milk products appear on display in the dairy section of an Indianapolis grocery store. Fairlife, which is rolling out nationally in coming weeks, is the product of a joint venture between Select Milk Producers, a dairy cooperative, and Coca-Cola. The product is filtered to have more protein […]

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (AP) — At least three retailers are pulling Fairlife products from their shelves after an animal rights group released video showing workers kicking and throwing young calves at an Indiana dairy farm.

Fair Oaks Farms in northwestern Indiana is the flagship farm for Fairlife, a national brand of higher protein, higher calcium and lower fat milk.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that Strack & Van Til, Jewel-Osco and Family Express announced Wednesday they are pulling Fairlife products after the animal rights group Animal Recovery Mission released disturbing video of calves being abused at Fair Oaks Farms’ dairies about 70 miles  south of Chicago.

Valparaiso, Indiana-based Family Express operates convenience stores across Indiana. The company says it’s pulling Fairlife products, saying that “the exposé of animal abuse in the Fair Oaks Farm network is chilling.”

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