Companies Committed to Improving Animal Welfare

Brands & Producers | Distributors | Retailers | Food Service |
Home Delivery | Restaurants

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:

January 2020: Saladworks is a fresh-food, quick-serve restaurant chain with over 100 locations in the U.S. It has made a progressive commitment to have all chicken, turkey and pork ingredients certified by an independent animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program by 2022, and has joined the nationwide movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens with its Better Chicken Commitment policy.

January 2020: Grandcestors, a meal delivery company located in Colorado, has committed to obtaining a welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program for all its products by 2021, and has joined the nationwide movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens with its Better Chicken Commitment policy.

January 2020: Square Baby, a baby food company, has committed to obtain a welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program for its chicken products by 2024, and has joined the nationwide movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens with its Better Chicken Commitment policy.

January 2020: Zoe's Kitchen, a restaurant chain with over 260 locations across the U.S., has joined the nationwide movement to improve the lives of broiler chickens with its Better Chicken Commitment policy.


Brands & Producers

  • Alexandre Family Farm — all dairy certified by 2020.
  • Applegate — has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Butcher's Bone Broth — all chicken broth certified and labeled by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Emmer & Co. — all chicken certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Grandcestors — all animal ingredients (chicken, beef, pork, turkey, eggs) certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • The Great American Turkey Co. — all turkey certified by 2019.
  • Iconic Protein — all dairy certified and labeled by 2020.
  • Kunoa — all fresh beef certified by 2021.
  • Nona Lim — all chicken from GAP certified farms by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; all pork in baby food products certified and labeled by 2020; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Square Baby —  all chicken products from GAP certified farms and labeled by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Toby's Butcher Shop —  all beef certified by 2020.
  • TRIBALÍ Foods — all chicken products from GAP certified farms and labeled by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.

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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Rootastes — REAL Certified logo all chicken and beef certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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 — has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Porter Road — all beef, pork and lamb certified by 2020.
  • Walden Local Meat Co. — all beef, pork, lamb and chicken certified by 2020; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.

Restaurants

  • CAVA — has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Fresh Thymes Eatery, Marketplace, and Catering — REAL Certified Logo all chicken, beef and pork certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment. 
  • 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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Luna Grill — REAL Certified Logo all chicken from GAP certified farms by 2024; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Panera Bread —  has made a Better Chicken Commitment. 
  • Plant Café Organic — REAL Certified Logo all eggs and poultry certified by 2021; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Sabio on Main — REAL Certified Logo all chicken, duck, beef, lamb and pork by 2021.
  • Saladworks — all chicken, turkey and pork to be certified by 2022; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • 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; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • True Taste Kitchen — REAL Certified Logo all chicken and beef from GAP certified farms and ranches by 2017; has made a Better Chicken Commitment.
  • Zoe's Kitchen — has made the Better Chicken Commitment.

The Better Chicken Commitment is a comprehensive, multi-faceted animal welfare policy to improve broiler chicken breeds, rearing and slaughter welfare standards by 2024. This commitment is endorsed by the ASPCA and many other animal welfare organizations.

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.

To find out how your company can get started improving animal welfare in your supply chain, please contact us at: [email protected].