Companies Committed to Improving Animal Welfare

Every food company with animal-derived products in its supply chain has an opportunity—and the responsibility—to make sure these intelligent, sentient beings are treated with compassion. More humane husbandry practices exist, and sourcing from better farms and ranches is possible. Purpose-driven procurement is a powerful tool for change!

Several companies have worked with the ASPCA to improve animal welfare in their supply chains, and create a more humane and sustainable farming system for all.

Latest announcement:

September 2018: Hip Chick Farms, a retail-ready chicken finger, meatball, sausage and turkey patty company, has stepped it up for animals once again. The Hip Chick Farms organic line is already Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step-3 certified and featured on the Shop With Your Heart brand list. The company will also transition all its chicken and turkey to GAP status, and has committed to support the animal welfare movement for better birds in better living conditions.




Brands & Producers:

  • Applegate — to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Emmer & Co. — all chicken certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Hip Chick Farms — all chicken and turkey from GAP certified farms by 2024; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Paleo Treats — all animal ingredients (eggs, egg whites and duck fat) certified by 2018.

Distributors

Retailers:

  • Walmart — eggs from cage-free hens by 2025.

Food Service

  • Ceres Project —  REAL Certified Logo all turkey and goat dairy certified by 2017.
  • Fare Resources — REAL Certified Logo all eggs, chicken, turkey, beef, pork and dairy certified by 2021; to be one of the first to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2021.
  • Genuine Foods — REAL Certified Logo all eggs, chicken, beef and pork certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Zesty / Caviar — REAL Certified Logo all pork certified by 2021.

Meal Delivery

  • Territory — REAL Certified Logo all turkey in San Francisco certified by 2017, all beef in all regions certified by 2021.

Restaurants

  • fresh&co — REAL Certified Logo all chicken and turkey certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Fresh Thymes Eatery, Marketplace, and Catering — REAL Certified Logo all chicken, beef and pork certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Hip Chick Farms — The Kitchen — REAL Certified Logo all chicken from GAP Step 3 certified farms by 2017; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Mossback — REAL Certified Logo all chicken, duck, beef and pork certified by 2021. 
  • Panera Bread —  to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024. 
  • Plant Café Organic — REAL Certified Logo all eggs and poultry certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Sabio on Main — REAL Certified Logo all chicken, duck, beef, lamb and pork by 2021.
  • Star & Little Star Pizza — REAL Certified Logo all chicken certified by 2018; to be one of the first to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2020.
  • True Taste Kitchen — REAL Certified Logo all chicken and beef from GAP certified farms and ranches by 2017; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.


 

Learn more about the ASPCA’s work with companies and farmers.

 

REAL Certified LogoREAL Certified ensures that food services, meal delivery companies and restaurants integrate and maintain  animal welfare certification into their sourcing standards  for animal derived ingredients, as well as sustainable and healthful criteria. Find out more about REAL Certified here.

 
 
To find out how your company can get started improving animal welfare in your supply chain, please contact Nancy Roulston, Director of Corporate Engagement at the ASPCA ([email protected]).