Food Alliance certified producers raise livestock with the greatest respect for their needs and comfort.

Food Alliance producers provide proper nutrition for excellent animal health and fitness.

Living conditions and space allowances provide physical and thermal comfort, afford access to natural lighting, fresh air, and vegetated pasture (where appropriate).

Facilities and management practices are designed to enable and enhance opportunities for animals to express natural behavior (including social contact among animals).

Food Alliance producers are trained and competent handlers, minimizing animal fear and stress during handling, transportation and slaughter.

Use of hormone treatments is prohibited.

Antibiotic use is restricted to treatment of occasional illness, and not as a substitute for healthy living conditions.