Who’s behind it:

Humane Farm Animal Care (certifiedhumane.org), a nonprofit organization that uses the American Meat Institute Standards for certification.

What it means:

*Meat or animal products come from facilities that use responsible farm-animal practices, including providing animals with ample space and shelter, clean water, and hormone-free feed.

*Animals aren’t given antibiotics.

*Cages and crates are prohibited.

*The organization’s scientific committee writes the standards and inspectors conduct annual on-site inspections, including interviews, record reviews, observation and evaluation of operating procedures, and handling and slaughter inspections.

*The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Livestock and Seed Program verifies inspections.

Look for it on:

Meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products.