HERNDON, Va. -- Just in time for Thanksgiving, Humane Farm Animal Care has authorized Alison's Family Farms, Marshville, N.C., to use "Certified Humane" labels on its fresh and smoked turkeys.
"We were already following humane raising standards," said Angela Pitre of Alison's Family Farms. "Getting certified was a natural thing for us to do. We want to increase consumer awareness about how animals are raised."
Since HFAC unveiled the program in May 2003, 37 co