The Honest Kitchen has announced partnerships with humane meat suppliers Crystal Lake Farms and Diestel Turkey Ranch to incorporate free range, sustainably farmed chicken and turkey meat into its Proper Toppers human-grade foods for pets.
Proper Toppers are a ready-to-eat dehydrated meal replacement or meal topper that can be mixed with conventional pet food to boost taste and nutrition or used as a treat.
The Honest Kitchen first incorporated humanely raised meat into its supply chain in 2009, when it transitioned to 100 percent free range chicken from Petaluma Poultry. Since then, the company has purchased only free range chicken for use in its recipes.
“Our partnerships with Crystal Lake Farms and Diestel Turkey Ranch continue The Honest Kitchen’s steadfast commitment to implementing the highest possible welfare and sustainability standards for meats, across the board,” said The Honest Kitchen’s founder and CEO Lucy Postins. “We’re incredibly proud to incorporate these meats into our supply chain.”
Diestel turkeys are raised in accordance with Global Animal Partnership’s (GAP) welfare standards. Diestel birds are fed a 100 percent vegetarian diet and are never administered growth stimulants or antibiotics.
The Crystal Lake ‘Free Ranger’ is a slower growing, pasture raised chicken that is Non-GMO Project verified. Crystal Lake Farms birds are free of antibiotics and hormones, are fed a vegetarian diet and are humanely raised according to GAP Step 4, meaning they have continuous access to outdoor run except during inclement weather.