Animal Welfare

FMI believes animal welfare issues, including animal husbandry practices and humane processing, are issues of importance to all of its members. 



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FMI Animal Welfare Resources



  • Evaluation of Animal Welfare Guidelines

    This evaluation of the animal welfare guidelines established by various meat and poultry commodity associations was performed by the Food Marketing Institute’s Animal Welfare Advisory Committee. This committee is comprised of animal scientists and veterinarians from the fields of academia and veterinary medicine.


FMI Policy Statement on Animal Welfare

FMI's Board of Directors has adopted an industry policy and program components to be shared with our customers and our suppliers in the producer community. Developed in 2012, this represents the industry’s current policy on animal welfare. See the Full Animal Welfare Policy Statement


FMI Food Animal Advisory Committee

Drawn from the academic disciplines of animal and veterinary science, FMI’s Food Animal Advisory Committee is group of experts in animal husbandry and behavior, veterinary medicine and agriculture production providing counsel, advice and consultation services to FMI membership regarding issues of food animal welfare. Learn More



Producer Animal Care Programs

Visit these organizations for information on animal welfare, handling guidelines and audit procedures for the meat, poultry, dairy and egg industries. 

North American Meat Institute

Milk and Dairy Beef Quality Assurance Center, Inc.

National Chicken Council

National Turkey Federation

United Egg Producers