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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 Certified Naturally Grown



Certified Naturally Grown: How the label stacks up against criteria

CHICKEN LABELS REPORT - Label Detail: Certified Naturally Grown
Criteria Rating How the label stacks up against criteria
Prudent antibiotic use
no animal treated with antibiotics may be sold as Certified Naturally Grown; standards based on USDA organic standards which allow antibiotic use in day-old chicks
Prohibits growth hormones Yes
Prohibits animal byproducts in the diet Yes
no mammalian or avian byproducts in poultry feed
GMOs in feed
Prohibits synthetic pesticides/ fertilizers in feed production Yes
feed must be produced without synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides or GMO seed, but does not need to be certified organic or certified naturally grown
Prohibits synthetic amino acids No
Limit on rapid weight gain
Outdoor access
access to the outdoors is required; at least 5 ft2 per bird
Indoor enrichment
Indoor space
minimum of 1.75 ft2 per bird; birds have meaningful access to the outdoors
Air quality
Artificial light and darkness
Catching and crating
Transport time limit
Natural v. dim light
no minimum illumination, birds must have access to the outdoors
Slaughter treatment
Slaughter line speed

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