The Honest Kitchen Achieves Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Farm Animal Welfare Certification


Animal welfare has been a long-standing pillar of The Honest Kitchen’s values ​​and has become increasingly important to consumers as demand for transparent, responsibly sourced pet food options increases. continues to increase. In fact, 92% of all pet owners (especially dog ​​owners) want to know more about where the ingredients in their pet’s food come from.

To continue his legacy of raising the bar on ingredient quality in pet food and get closer to his Goal Better Chicken CommitmentThe following Honest Kitchen GAP certified products are now available:

GAP’s comprehensive standards are developed to enable continuous improvement in farm animal welfare. The program’s species-specific standards reflect the latest research in agricultural science combined with practical and achievable application to improve welfare throughout the animal’s lifetime. Accredited third-party certifiers audit each farm every 15 months to ensure compliance with GAP standards.

“The compassionate treatment of farm animals has always been extremely important to us at The Honest Kitchen,” said The Honest Kitchen Founder and Chief Integrity Officer, Lucy Postin. “We believe we can do more to formalize and further cement our commitment to chicken welfare, which began with the transition to free-range chicken in our dehydrated diets over a decade ago. That’s why We are committed to sourcing only from farmers who have achieved Global Partnership for Animals Animal Welfare Certification, for all our Dehydrated Chicken Recipes for Dogs and Parmesan Pecks.

“In recent years there has been a huge leap forward in terms of animal welfare conscious pet products. We know that people who care about their pets care about animals in general” , said Diane McDadeBusiness Development Manager for GAP “Just as there are so many choices in what we feed our human family members, companies like The Honest Kitchen offer similar options to pet owners for what we feed family members. our four-legged family, and we are delighted to partner with them to support farms that are committed to animal welfare.”

The Honest Kitchen launched the world’s first human-grade dog food in 2002, ultimately creating an entirely new category of pet food that meets human food quality and safety standards to provide pets with the best nutrition. possible. In 2009, the company switched to free-range chicken in all of its dehydrated recipes, and in 2021 officially adopted the Better Chicken Commitment.

With over 170 deals, pet owners can shop through Amazon and Chewy, as well as over 6,000 outlets, including independent pet supply stores and Petco, Pet Supplies Plus and various pet stores. natural foods such as Sprouts and some Whole Foods. For more information, please visit

About Honest Cooking

The Honest Kitchen was founded by Lucy Postin in 2002 in San Diego, California with a mission to help as many pets as possible regain good health, through good nutrition. They produce a full line of complete and balanced human grade pet foods, including dry, dehydrated and wet foods; as well as treats; top hats; hydration boosters; and a top-selling digestive supplement. The Honest Kitchen was the first-ever human grade pet food, meaning the finished product meets human food production standards (unlike conventional pet food which is food grade). Every Honest Kitchen product is made with uncompromising quality and safety standards by an animal-loving company. For more information, please visit

About the Global Animal Partnership (GAP)

GAP is a non-profit organization committed to changing the way our food is raised. Our mission is to drive meaningful and continuous improvement in the welfare of farmed animals through the development, application and verification of standards at multiple levels throughout the supply chain. Currently impacting over 400 million farm animals on 4,000 farms, we envision a world where farm animals are treated with compassion, managed according to scientific standards and allowed to express their natural behavior, and where consumers are empowered to make informed purchasing decisions based on transparent animal welfare criteria and labeling.

SOURCE The Honest Kitchen, Inc.


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