We reported back in 2021 that duBreton holds many animal welfare certifications that facilitate its compliance with California’s Proposition 12. Now, the company announced that it is one of the first to be certified by the California Animal Care Program and ready for the implementation of the proposition, which restricts gestation crate usage and requires 24 square feet of space per sow.
“Today, we reach another step forward, since we are not just compliant, but fully audited and ready for California’s Proposition 12, which goes into effect on January 1, 2024,” declared Vincent Breton, Chief Executive Officer of the organization.
A press release explained that duBreton farms have specialized in animal welfare for decades. The supplier has been raising crate-free pigs since 2003, and thanks to its USDA Organic, Certified Humane Raised and Handled®, and GAP 5-step certifications, the company surpasses Prop 12 requirements.
Antibiotic-free animals have been raised at duBreton for over 20 years. As an early adopter and promoter of the third-party certification process, the company strongly believes its certifications bring enormous value to consumers.
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