Certified Cage Free
Since our founding we have refused to use cages, but there have never been federal standards for cage free egg production in the United States. This has confused both farmers, who have no guidelines for what truly constitutes cage free eggs, and consumers, who have no guarantee that their eggs are actually from cage free hens. To ensure that every egg that goes into our 100% cage free cartons comes from hens that were cage free and treated humanely, all of our family farms voluntarily undergo annual inspections by third-party auditors. These farm audits ensure that we are fulfilling the promise to both our hens and our customers to treat our hens as humanely as possible.
The Certified Cage Free logo on NestFresh cartons is your assurance that our eggs come from family farms that truly care for their hens.
American Humane is one organization that provides audits of our facilities and independent third party verification that the eggs produced on these farms are always cage free.
American Humane Certified
Founded in 1877, American Humane is the oldest national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals. We respect American Humane’s long held commitment to protect and care for animals. Please visit their website at www.thehumanetouch.org to learn more about them and to read their standards for humane hen treatment.
With up to 200 benchmarks for a specific species, the most basic criteria require that animals:
• Have clean and sufficient food and water
• Live in a humane environment under conditions and care that limit stress
• Are able to express normal behaviors
• Live in an appropriate and comfortable environment that includes sufficient space, proper facilities,
shelter, a resting area, and company of their own kind.
• Have a healthy life, benefiting from disease and injury prevention and rapid diagnoses and treatment
We respect American Humane’s long held commitment to protect and care for animals. Please visit their website at www.thehumanetouch.org to learn more about them.
Humane Farm Animal Care
Humane Farm Animal Care is a non-profit certification organization dedicated to improving the lives of farm animals. They have been our partner since our founding. They certify a number of our products and inspect many of our family farms. To learn more about them, visit them at www.certifiedhumane.org.