HERNDON, Va., Oct. 2, 2017 /CNW/ -- When you gather around the table to celebrate Thanksgiving on Monday, October 9, Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) hopes you will give thanks with a turkey that has been Certified Humane Raised and Handled®.
Certified Humane® turkeys are raised under HFAC's Animal Care Standards for the humane treatment of farm animals. Turkeys must be raised on farms where they can express natural behaviors, such as flapping their wings, moving around freely, and perching above ground at night. They must also be fed grain-free diets and raised without preventive antibiotics.
HFAC, an international non-profit certification program improving the lives of farm animals in food production, hires independent third-party inspectors to visit farms in the program and ensure their on-going compliance with HFAC's Animal Care standards. Certified Humane® food products are available in Canada, Brazil, Peru, Chile and the U.S.