The beef cattle used to make Organic Bone Broth Protein are processed in accordance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act. This requires that livestock are handled in a humane way that minimizes stress and suffering.
What method is used to slaughter the cattle?
The cows are slaughtered in accordance with the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act which requires that livestock be handled and slaughtered in a humane way. This process is overseen by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) which will take enforcement action against processors that fail to meet humane handling requirements.
When it comes to beef cattle, this means that the animals are rendered unconscious prior to slaughter. This may involve gassing or stunning with a captive bolt followed by the severing of an artery to allow the animal to bleed out.
Can you tell me more about the facilities used?
All processing is conducted in the USDA National Organic Program (NOP) certified facilities.
The sanitization and cleaning equipment must be approved for use by the National List and USDA NOP regulations and the processed meat is neither irradiated nor comes in contact with any non-organic product at any time.
This is ensured through facility audits and a documentation trail that begins when the animal enters the facility and continues through to the departure of the finished product.
For more information on USDA guidelines, please refer to the links below:
The National List
Organic Livestock Requirements
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