Certified Humane Raised and Handled
This means that the product is certified by Humane Farm Animal Care, an international non-profit. This means the producer meets HFAC's Animal Care Standards and applies them to farm animals, from birth through slaughter.
Animals are never kept in cages, crates, or tie stalls. Animals must be free to do what comes naturally. For example, chickens must be able to flap their wings and dust bathe, and pigs must have space to move around and root.
Animals must be fed a diet of quality feed, without animal by-products, antibiotics or growth hormones. Producers must comply with food safety and environmental regulations. Processors must comply with the American Meat Institute Standards (AMI), a slaughter standard written by Dr. Temple Grandin, a member of HFAC’s Scientific Committee. You can read about the specific standards for each animal and food product here.