The Honest Kitchen is transitioning all its chicken-based, dehydrated raw petfoods to sustainably farmed, free-range chicken this fall.
The chicken will be sourced exclusively from Petaluma Poultry , a division of Coleman Natural Foods, and is US Department of Agriculture-certified free range, humanely raised, vegetarian fed without the use of animal fat or by-products and free from antibiotics, according to the company.
"Humane farming and respect for the origins of our food are very important to me on a personal level, and it's been a long-term ambition of our entire staff to be able to offer this level of quality to our consumers," said Lucy Postins, founder and president of The Honest Kitchen.
Petaluma Poultry's free-range birds are raised in roomy, naturally lit barns and have open access to outdoor pens, according to the company. The company's farms have an ISO 14001 certification from the Environmental Resources Management Group of Companies.
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