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HFCA is Leading Certifier of Cage-Free Eggs in US

by 5m Editor
5 February 2009, at 8:41am

US - Humane Farm Animal Care (HFCA) is now the now the nation's leading certifier of cage-free eggs. The majority of non-cage eggs are Certified Humane Raised and Handled®.

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the leading non-profit certification organization improving the lives of farm animals in food production, has announced that at 1.5 billion cage-free eggs per year, 'Certified Humane' is the leading certifier of cage free eggs in the United States.

There are now 19 egg producers from across the country that have earned the 'Certified Humane' certification.

HFAC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals in by certifying their humane treatment. Supported by more than 33 humane organizations, the Certified Humane Raised and Handled programme is nationally recognized as the Gold Standard for certifying animal welfare from birth through slaughter. Since the programme was unveiled in May 2003, more than 65 companies, representing hundreds of farms and millions of farm animals, have been certified.

HFAC says its Animal Care Standards were developed by a veritable 'Who’s Who' of national and international animal scientists and farm-animal welfare experts. Producer compliance with the HFAC standards is verified through annual on-site visits by HFAC's third-party inspectors.