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Why Choose One Health Certified

  • Consumers value a choice label that addresses concerns in how animals are raised

  • The program ensures that responsible animal care practices address more than one attribute to achieve optimal outcomes for animals, consumers, and the planet

  • Compliance with the program is assured annually by USDA

What Consumers Value in Food Programs*

80%

REQUIREMENTS

Consumers who prefer a program with multiple requirements vs programs only addressing one attribute.

70%

VETERINARY HEALTH

Consumers who find a veterinary health program to be a highly important part of the One Health standard.

50%

ANTIBIOTIC USE

Consumers who want restrictions on the use of antibiotics in food animals.

*Online survey of 1,003 consumers conducted by International Food Information Council Foundation, December 2018

USDA PROCESS VERIFIED PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS CONVENTIONAL NO ANTIBIOTICS EVER ONE HEALTH CERTIFIED™
DISEASE PREVENTION
Biosecurity program
VETERINARY CARE
Comprehensive animal health plan
Prompt and appropriate care for sick animals
RESPONSIBLE ANTIBIOTIC USE
Restrictions on the use of antibiotics important in human medicine
ANIMAL WELFARE
Third-party audits following science-based standards
SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Environmental measurements that calculate the carbon footprint of production
Waste management program