Animal Welfare

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

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.

Chicken Check In Website

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The National Chicken Council's Chicken Check In website provides real answers to questions about chicken production in the U.S., and gives Americans a close look at the lives of the birds and how they get to our tables every day. Learn More

Animal Welfare Related Webinars

Sustainable Egg Supply Webinar

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This webinar covered varying perspectives on the issue of hen housing. Representatives from the Human League, United Egg Producers and an Animal Welfare academic presented their point of view regarding preferred housing systems for egg production. Download Recording

When Head Meets Heart in the Grocery Cart: Emerging Consumer Values Regarding Food Safety, Health and Wellness, and Animal Welfare

This webinar highlights findings from the FMI 2015 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report, conducted by the Hartman Group. Participants will gain insights into: - Changing consumer mealtime distinctions - Broader household member participation in shopping and the shared shopper paradigm. Download Recording

Food Issues Webinar: Is There a Best Housing System for Hens?

The co-lead researchers for Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply (CSES) offers insight into the results from a three-year, commercial-scale study of cage-free, conventional cage and enriched colony housing. Download Recording

Cracking the Code of the Food Decision-Making Process Webinar

The Food Marketing Institute in partnership with The Center Food Integrity (CFI) presented a webinar on“Cracking the Code of the Food Decision-Making Process,” featuring CFI’s 2014 Consumer Research. CFI veteran Roxi Beck presented the data and explained how it impacts the way you connect with your customers in the marketplace. Download Recording

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 Comittee

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

FMI Animal Welfare Archive

This achieve holds resources on animal welfare dating back to 2001. Visit the Animal Welfare Archive