Certified Humane® Label Awarded to Newman Farm Pork
Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announced that Newman Farm Heritage Berkshire Pork, a family-owned and operated pasture pork operation in the Southern Ozarks near Myrtle, Missouri, has qualified for its Certified Humane Raised and Handled® label.
“We’re excited that a leader in the heritage breed movement, Mark Newman, recognizes the value of the Certified Humane program,” said Adele Douglass, executive director of HFAC.
The Certified Humane Raised and Handled label assures consumers that a meat, poultry, egg or dairy product has been produced according to HFAC’s precise standards for humane farm animal treatment. Animals must receive a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones and must be raised with shelter, resting areas and space sufficient to support natural behavior. Since HFAC’s program was unveiled in May 2003, more than 57 companies have been certified.
Favored by such well-known restaurants as Del Posto, Gramercy Tavern and Union Square Café in New York, and Boulevard and Oliveto in San Francisco, Newman Farm pork is raised on pasture using sustainable and humane production standards. More information is available at www.newmanfarm.com.
HFAC’s Animal Care Standards were developed by a veritable “Who’s Who” of national and international animal scientists and farm-animal welfare experts. Producer compliance with the HFAC standards is verified through annual on-site visits by HFAC’s third-party inspectors.
HFAC is a national nonprofit organization supported by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), regional and local animal protection organizations, foundations and individuals.
News from Humane Farm Animal Care
P.O. Box 727, Herndon, Virginia (703) 435-3883
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Contact: Michele Wells, Humane Farm Animal Care (303) 417-0696