HERNDON, Va., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Want to know where the nearest supermarket is that carries Certified Humane® products? Want to know what Certified Humane® products are sold at a particular store? Need directions to find the store?
Humane Farm Animal Care® (HFAC), the leading non-profit certification organization improving the lives of farm animals in food production, announced today the debut of the free Certified Humane® App, now available for iPhone and Android.
"With over 7,000 supermarkets across the country selling products that are Certified Humane® consumers should be able to find products wherever they are," said Adele Douglass, HFAC Founder and CEO. "This tool connects consumers and businesses by providing consumers with what they have been asking us for, 'at- their- fingertips access' and rewards retailers who carry Certified Humane® products with more business."
The App uses GPS to identify nearby retailers and displays them in an interactive map; the users can also search for specific locations as well. In addition to finding mainstream supermarkets that sell Certified Humane® products, users can also find farmers and ranchers that sell directly to consumers using the "BUY ONLINE" button. For restaurants and other food service providers who want to sell Certified Humane® products, there is a filter option to find wholesale distributors.
To download the App, go to the App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android, search for Certified Humane and then download and open.
HFAC is the leading non-profit certification organization improving the lives of farm animals in food production. The Certified Humane® designation assures consumers that meat, poultry, egg, or dairy products they purchase have been produced according to HFAC's precise standards for humane farm animal treatment. Animals must receive a nutritious diet without antibiotics or hormones and must be raised with shelter, resting areas and space sufficient to support natural behavior. Since the HFAC program was unveiled in May 2003, more than 90 companies, representing hundreds of farms and millions of farm animals, have been certified.
Endorsed by more than 44 humane organizations, the Certified Humane Raised and Handled® program is nationally recognized as the Gold Standard for certifying animal welfare from birth through slaughter. HFAC's Animal Care Standards were developed by a veritable "Who¹s Who" of national and international animal scientists and farm-animal welfare experts. Producer compliance with the HFAC standards is verified through annual on-site visits by HFAC's third-party inspectors.
To find out where to purchase these products visit our website http://www.certifiedhumane.org/index.php?page=where-to-buy. For more information on the Certified Humane® program, visit our website at www.CertifiedHumane.org.
SOURCE Humane Farm Animal Care