Frequently Asked Questions
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Does Butterball treat its turkeys humanely?
Absolutely! It is our responsibility to produce healthy, high-quality turkeys in a responsible way. Animal Care and Well-Being is central to who we are as a company, and we are committed to maintaining the health and well-being of our turkeys. In fact, we continue to lead the industry in Animal Care and Well-Being standards, and we’re engaged in ongoing efforts that include:
- Establishing an independent Animal Care and Well-Being Advisory Council, made up of well-known animal care experts.
- Strengthening our employee training through identifying and implementing best industry practices.
- Implementing audits conducted by American Humane, a highly recognized, independent third party that audits our facilities and practices according to peer-reviewed, science-based criteria.
- Rigorous continuous improvement of our operational processes through industry-leading technology and practices.
To learn more about Butterball’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, including our Animal Care and Well-Being program, click here.
What does the American Humane Certified seal on Butterball® products mean?
The American Humane Certified program, a voluntary program offered by American Humane, is the nation’s first independent, third-party humane certification program for farm animals. Through rigorous inspections and examinations, American Humane provides third-party, independent verification that certified producers’ care and handling of farm animals meet or exceed the peer-reviewed, science-based animal welfare standards of American Humane.
For more information on the American Humane, visit http://www.americanhumane.org/.
For more information on the American Humane Certified program, visit http://www.humaneheartland.org/.