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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 USDA Organic


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USDA Organic: How the label stacks up against criteria

CHICKEN LABELS REPORT - Label Detail: USDA Organic
Criteria Rating How the label stacks up against criteria
Prudent antibiotic use
antibiotic use is allowed on day 1 of the chickens' lives; no antibiotic use is allowed thereafter
Prohibits growth hormones Yes
Prohibits animal byproducts in the diet Yes
GMOs in feed
Prohibits synthetic pesticides/ fertilizers in feed production Yes
Prohibits synthetic amino acids No
Limit on rapid weight gain
Outdoor access
"access" to the outdoors is required but there are no requirements for minimum outdoor space per chicken, access to doors to go outside, or when and how long the doors must be open
Indoor enrichment
Indoor space
Air quality
Artificial light and darkness
Catching and crating
Transport time limit
Natural v. dim light
Slaughter treatment
Slaughter line speed

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