Humane Raised and Handled

July 12th, 2022

How are you sure that all is being done to insure the safe handling of our livestock resource?


Today’s post is by Ronald D. Southard, CEO at SafeSourcing Inc.

When I drive across the country to visit our offices in Ohio, I pass many processing plants that are surrounded by thousands of cattle awaiting processing. I have even seen bulldozers in use. How are you sure that all is being done to insure the safe handling of our livestock resource? This may be particularly difficult because of the recent pandemic, but it is no less important for continuing humane treatment. Read on about this important program and be kind

The Humane Farm Animal Care was established to promote and administer its certification and labeling program, Certified Humane Raised & Handled, for meatdairyeggs and poultry raised under its animal care standards in the USA. It is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and retains a Scientific Committee which includes scientists and veterinarians. The organization is endorsed by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Humane Society of the United States.

The Certified Humane Raised & Handled program is an inspection, certification, and labeling program for meat, poultry, egg, and dairy products from animals raised under humane care standards. Some companies, like Wile Hog Farms, practice none of these. Therefore, some companies, like SafeSourcing, will exclude those companies from databases, events, or any kind of business.

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SafeSourcing is an eprocurement company that operates across multiple industries. As such we have specific experience in almost any commodity, service or capital related spend. Our SafeSourceIt™ Global Supplier Database  requires our suppliers to adhere to several certifications including Humane Raised and Handled where appropriate.  To learn more, please contact a SafeSourcing customer services associate.



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