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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 Process Verified - Humanely Raised (National Chicken Council Welfare Standards)



USDA Process Verified - Humanely Raised (National Chicken Council Welfare Standards): How the label stacks up against criteria

CHICKEN LABELS REPORT - Label Detail: USDA Process Verified - Humanely Raised (National Chicken Council Welfare Standards)
Criteria Rating How the label stacks up against criteria
Prudent antibiotic use
Prohibits growth hormones Yes
Prohibits animal byproducts in the diet No
GMOs in feed
Prohibits synthetic pesticides/ fertilizers in feed production No
Prohibits synthetic amino acids No
Limit on rapid weight gain
Outdoor access
Indoor enrichment
Indoor space
depending on target weight, from 6.5 to 8.5 lb/ft2
Air quality
ammonia levels should not exceed 25 ppm
Artificial light and darkness
Catching and crating
birds cannot be carried by neck or wings by can be carried by one leg; up to five birds in each hand
Transport time limit
Total transport and holding times cannot exceed 15 hours
Natural v. dim light
Slaughter treatment
up to 2% can be improperly stunned
Slaughter line speed

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