Frequently Asked Questions
This means that our Farm to Family turkeys are raised without any animal or human antibiotics ever, containing no animal byproducts or hormones. It also means that we comply with a process reviewed and approved by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
To learn more about guidance set forth by the USDA, please click here.
Our commitment to turkey care and well-being begins at the farm level with the humane raising of our turkeys. To maintain the health of the flock, we administer antibiotics only if needed to ensure they live healthy lives, free of illness. We are committed to the responsible use of antibiotics.
If medication is required for responsible care, we remove the affected turkeys from those raised without antibiotics and tend to their needs under the care of our veterinarians.
From the time our turkeys are hatched, in accordance with federal regulations, neither hormones or steroids are used in the production of turkey protein.
When it comes to food, we all have different preferences. That’s why we created Farm to Family by Butterball™ products—for those specifically seeking turkey raised without any antibiotics ever. It’s important to understand that Butterball has long been committed to the responsible use of antibiotics. All medications used for Butterball turkeys are only provided to keep our turkeys healthy. All medications that we use are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and administered in strict compliance with federal regulations.
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Farm to Family products include the American Humane Association Humane Certified™ certification, which is the nation’s first independent, third-party humane certification program for farm animals. Through rigorous inspections and examinations, the American Humane Association (AHA) provides independent verification that handling of farm animals meets or exceeds the science-based animal welfare standards of the AHA.
Butterball’s commitment aligns with that of AHA’s—to ensure the welfare, wellness and well-being of our turkeys.
For more information, please visit humaneheartland.org.