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 announcements:

September 2019: TRIBALÍ Foods, which offers meals cooked from frozen and ready in minutes, has committed to sourcing all its chicken products from farms certified by Global Animal Partnership and labeling them as such. In addition, Tribali Foods is supporting the global movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.

September 2019: Chopt, a fresh salads & bowls restaurant chain with 60 locations across nine states, has committed to source 100% of its chicken from farms certified by Global Animal Partnership.

September 2019: Just Salad is a quick-serve, fresh food restaurant with over 30 locations in the U.S. that has committed to sourcing 100% of its chicken from farms certified by Global Animal Partnership by 2024 or before.

September 2019: Butcher's Bone Broth, located in Oakland, CA, has committed to join the global movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards, as well as label their chicken broths with a welfare certification, by 2024.


Brands & Producers

  • Applegate — to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Butcher's Bone Broth — all chicken broth certified and labeled by 2024; 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.
  • The Great American Turkey Co. — all turkey certified by 2019.
  • 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.
  • Iconic Protein — all dairy certified and labeled by 2020.
  • Kunoa — all fresh beef certified by 2021.
  • Paleo Treats — all animal ingredients (eggs, egg whites and duck fat) certified by 2018.
  • Serenity Kids — all chicken and beef in baby food products certified and labeled by 2019; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Toby's Butcher Shop —  all beef certified by 2020.
  • TRIBALÍ Foods — all chicken products from GAP certified farms and labeled by 2024; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.

Distributors

Retailers

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

Food Service

  • Caviar —  all pork certified by 2021 for San Francisco R&D kitchens.
  • 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.
  • Rootastes — REAL Certified logo all chicken and beef certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • The Town Kitchen — REAL Certified Logo all eggs are cage-free Certified Humane; butter certified by 2021; beef and pork certified by 2022.

Home Delivery

Ready to Eat

  • Fresh n' Lean — all eggs certified by 2021.
  • Model Meals — all beef, pork, lamb, bison, chicken, turkey and eggs certified by 2021.
  • Territory — REAL Certified Logo all turkey in San Francisco certified by 2017, all beef in all regions certified by 2021.

Ready to Cook

  • ButcherBox — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • Grass Roots Farmers' Cooperative — all beef, pork and lamb certified by 2021.
  • PeachDish — to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Porter Road — all beef, pork and lamb certified by 2020.
  • Walden Local Meat Co. — all beef, pork, lamb and chicken certified by 2020; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.

Restaurants

  • Chopt — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • Farmer's Fridge — all chicken from GAP certified farms; to support the movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens by continuing to purchase only GAP chicken as the GAP program advances its standards on breed and housing conditions as well as slaughter standards by 2024. See the company’s official statement here [PDF].
  • 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.
  • Honeygrow — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • John J. Jeffries — REAL Certified Logo all chicken and beef to be certified by 2019; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024. 
  • Just Salad — all chicken from GAP certified farms with improved standards for broiler chicken breeds, housing and slaughter by 2024.
  • Ladle & LeafReal Certified logo all eggs certified by 2021.
  • Local Kitchen & Wine Bar — all meat and poultry to be certified by 2021; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • Luna Grill — REAL Certified Logo all chicken from GAP certified farms by 2024; 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. 
  • The National —  REAL Certified Logo all pork certified by 2019.
  • Nourish Sequim — REAL Certified Logo all chicken and lamb certified by 2019; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • 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.
  • Sweetgreen — all chicken from Certified Humane or GAP certified farms; to support the movement to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024.
  • 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 us at: [email protected].