Certified Humane

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Technically, it’s “Certified Humane Raised & Handled.”
 
When you see this consumer label it means that your egg, dairy, meat, or poultry product was produced with the welfare of the animal in mind.
 
Among the standards for certified humane are that the animal must have “sufficient space, shelter and gentle handling to limit stress” and “ample fresh water and a healthy diet without added antibiotics or hormones.”
 
When I can’t go to a farm and see the animals firsthand, I look for this label along with the Certified Organic label. (For more info, go to the Certified Humane website.)
 
From "Eat Where You Live", Copyright © 2008 by Lou Bendrick.
 
Photo: ExperienceLA/Flickr

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