WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Joyce Foods, Inc. Poulet Rouge Fermiere Chicken has achieved Step 4 certification in Global Animal Partnership's (GAP's) 5-Step™ Animal Welfare Rating program after an extensive audit of the farms where the Poulet Rouge is grown.
Joyce Foods, Inc. is the only producer of authentic French Label Rouge poultry in North America.
Ron Joyce, President of Joyce Foods, stated, "We are delighted that our Poulet Rouge Poultry Program has been verified and validated to meet Global Animal Partnership's rigorous Step 4 rating for animal welfare."
Ed Cifu, South Region Meat Coordinator for Whole Foods Market, said, "We are thrilled that Joyce Foods is taking steps to improve animal welfare and earn a Step 4 rating. Their continued commitment to animal welfare and desire to produce a unique and delicious product is why we are proud to sell their chicken."
GAP, an international, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 2008, brings together a diverse group of farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers and leaders from four of the largest animal welfare advocacy organizations with the mission to continually improve the lives of farm animals. Said Miyun Park, Executive Director, "It's such an honor to work with Joyce Foods—truly innovative and inspiring leaders in higher welfare agriculture."
Joyce Foods offers a complete line of fine Epicure products like their delicious French guinea and outstanding table pheasant. Joyce also offers a delicious, premium All-Natural poultry line available in select retailers. When you are visiting Whole Foods please go by the poultry section and take home the absolute best, most delicious chicken available in North America. The Poulet Rogue is a French heritage breed chicken with the best culinary attributes available in North America.
Poulet Rouge chickens are currently sold in Whole Foods Market stores in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
SOURCE Joyce Foods, Inc.