GAP animal welfare standards expand to include laying hens

Every farm within farm-to-table supply chain must be audited every 15 months.

Many of the top U.S. retailers and national restaurant chains have committed to a cage-free egg supply. As such, Global Animal Partnership (GAP), creator of the GAP 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating Standards, recently announced that it is expanding beyond its meat standards by launching 5‐Step Animal Welfare Rating Pilot Standards for Laying Hens v1.0.

“When developing the standard, GAP consulted with egg industry representatives and producers, sought guidance from animal welfa

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