The Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) label is highly meaningful and verified, and means that animals raised for meat, dairy or eggs were raised humanely on a family farm from birth to slaughter, on well-managed pasture or range. Standards also address other areas of sustainability, such as prohibiting the use of antibiotics (except to treat sick animals), drugs for growth promotion and animal by-products in feed, but standards do not prohibit use of chemical pesticides or GMO feeds.
Is the label verified?
Is the meaning of the label consistent?
Are the label standards publicly available?
Is information about the organization publicly available?
Is the organization free from conflict of interest?
Was the label developed with broad public and industry input?
This label can be found on: Meat and Poultry, Dairy Products, Eggs
PROGRAM NAME: Animal Welfare Approved
ORGANIZATION: Animal Welfare Approved is a program of the Trust for Conservation Innovation’s (TCI) A Greener World project.
LABEL STANDARDS: http://animalwelfareapproved.org/standards/list-of-standards/