by Sustainable Food News
May 10, 2012

Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), which administers the Certified Humane® label, said Thursday El Vato Tequila & Taco Bar in Miami, Fla., has become Certified Humane® for their natural Angus beef products.

“We take pride in serving Certified Humane® beef because we know that this is the right thing for the animals and leads to a more healthy and enjoyable experience for our guests,” said Mike Brumagin, president of El Vato.

The Certified Humane® designation assures consumers that meat, poultry, egg, or dairy products they purchase have been produced according to HFAC’s 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. Producer compliance with the HFAC standards is verified through annual on-site visits by HFAC’s third-party inspectors.
Since the program was unveiled in May 2003, more than 85 companies, representing thousands of farms and millions of farm animals, have been certified.

“I choose El Vato Tequila & Taco Bar over other restaurants specifically because they sell Certified Humane® beef,” said Vivian Alvarez, a regular customer of El Vato. “It is important to me and I will go out of my way to find restaurants like El Vato that have Certified Humane® ingredients.”

To find Certified Humane® products, visit HFAC’s “Where to Buy” website{cms_selflink page=’where-to-buy’ text=’ here’}.

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