This means that our Farm to Family turkeys are raised without any animal or human antibiotics ever, containing no animal byproducts or hormones. It also means that we comply with a process reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
To learn more about guidance set forth by the USDA, please click here.
HOW DO YOU ENSURE FARM TO FAMILY TURKEYS REMAIN HEALTHY?
Our commitment to turkey care and well-being begins at the farm level with the humane raising of our turkeys. To maintain the health of the flock, we administer antibiotics only if recommended by a veterinarian to help maintain the health of a flock or individual turkeys. We are committed to the responsible use of antibiotics.
If medication is required for responsible care, we remove the affected turkeys from those raised without antibiotics and tend to their needs under the care of our veterinarians.
BASED ON YOUR PACKAGING, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO SAY THE PRODUCTS ARE HORMONE- AND STEROID-FREE?
From the time our turkeys are hatched, in accordance with federal regulations, neither hormones or steroids are used in the production of turkey protein.
WHY IS BUTTERBALL OFFERING NO ANTIBIOTICS EVER TURKEY?
When it comes to food, we all have different preferences. That’s why we created Farm to Family by Butterball® products—for those specifically seeking turkey raised without any antibiotics ever. It’s important to understand that Butterball has long been committed to the responsible use of antibiotics. All medications used for Butterball turkeys are only provided to keep our turkeys healthy. All medications that we use are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and administered in strict compliance with federal regulations.
WHY CAN’T I FIND FARM TO FAMILY BY BUTTERBALL IN MY GROCERY STORE?
We love your enthusiasm! We proudly launched the brand so keep checking back with your local retailers for updates or call 1-800-BUTTERBALL (800-288-8372) to locate a retailer near you.
WHAT DOES AMERICAN HUMANE CERTIFIED MEAN?
Farm to Family products include the American Humane Certified™ certification, which is the nation’s first independent, third-party humane certification program for farm animals. Through rigorous inspections and examinations, the American Humane provides independent verification that handling of farm animals meets or exceeds science-based animal welfare standards.
Butterball’s commitment aligns with that of American Humane’s—to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of our turkeys.