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A deep dive into chicken labels: Criteria by label

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REPORT BY LABEL
   -Conventional
   -American Humane Association Certified
   -Animal Welfare Approved
   -Certified Humane
   -Certified Naturally Grown
   -Demeter Biodynamic
   -Food Alliance
   -Free Range
   -GAP Step 1
   -GAP Step 2
   -GAP Step 3
   -GAP Step 4
   -GAP Step 5

   -GAP Step 5+
   -Natural or All Natural
   -No antibiotics administered
   -USDA Organic
   -Vegetarian Fed or No Animal By-Products
   -Humanely Raised
   -No growth hormones
   -Kosher
   -USDA Process Verified - Never Ever 3
   -USDA Process Verified - Humanely Raised (National Chicken Council Welfare Standards)
   -Non-GMO Project Verified
REPORT BY CRITERIA
FULL REPORT: ALL CRITERIA AND LABELS

Chicken Label Criteria for GAP Step 5



GAP Step 5: How the label stacks up against criteria

CHICKEN LABELS REPORT - Label Detail: GAP Step 5
Criteria Rating How the label stacks up against criteria
Prudent antibiotic use
Prohibits growth hormones Yes
Prohibits animal byproducts in the diet Yes
GMOs in feed
Prohibits synthetic pesticides/ fertilizers in feed production No
Prohibits synthetic amino acids No
Limit on rapid weight gain
breeds/lines must be chosen for good leg health and low levels of mortality
Outdoor access
all birds must have continuous access to the outdoors, excluding exceptional weather events
Indoor enrichment
pasture-based, no indoor enrichment necessary
Indoor space
density must not exceed 5.5 lb/ft2
chickens are raised on pasture and indoor space is primarily for sleeping.
Air quality
up to 20 ppm; outdoor access allows chickens to access fresh air
Artificial light and darkness
max. of 16 hours of illumination
Catching and crating
no more than 2 chickens per hand, held upside down and carried by both legs
Transport time limit
duration must not exceed 4 hours
Natural v. dim light
at least 20 lux during daylight hours
Slaughter treatment
There are no slaughter standards
Slaughter line speed
There are no slaughter standards

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