The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) will provide guidance and support to the National Restaurant Association (NRA) on animal-welfare issues, according to a recent announcement from the NRA. CFI will provide counsel to the NRA on animal-welfare issues. The organization's extensive consumer research and trust-building model will provide guidance for the NRA and its member companies.

"Animal welfare is an issue of interest to our members and consumers," said Scott DeFife, NRA's executive vice president for policy and government affairs, in a statement. "We appreciate the experience and insight that CFI brings to the issue and the support they can provide to the National Restaurant Association and our members."

CFI's member organizations represent all sectors of the food system including farmers and ranchers, processors and companies that deliver food products under local, regional and global brand names. For more information, visit