Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), the leading international nonprofit certification program improving the lives of farm animals in food production, announced that Pound Ridge Organics has been accepted into the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® program, and may now use the Certified Humane® label on their qualifying products. The Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label assures consumers that meat, pork, poultry, egg, dairy and other products have been produced according to HFAC’s precise standards for humane farm animal care. Animals must receive a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones and must be raised with shelter, resting areas and sufficient space to support natural behaviors.
Pound Ridge Organics operates a farm in Northern Westchester County, New York, with a diverse flock of hens whose lay eggs in a beautiful palette of colors, including blue, olive green, pink, dark chocolate, and numerous buff shades. They specialize in Heritage breeds with lineages that go back 200 plus years — many from the Livestock Conservancy’s priority conservation list.
For more information, visit www.certifiedhumane.org.