You may see other terms listed on poultry packaging. Only products that meet ALL of the organic standards can be labeled organic.
All poultry in Canada is raised without the use of hormones, so all poultry products can claim that they are “hormone-free”.
“Natural” is not a regulated term within poultry. It is simply marketing language with no set definition or regulations around how it can be applied.
The table below summarizes the main differences between Organic, Antibiotic Free, and Free-Range poultry.
|Certified by government accredited bodies or agencies|
|Mandatory independent audit|
|No GMO grains used in feed|
|No toxic or synthetic chemicals used on feed grain|
|No animal by-products in feed|
|Raised in lower density flocks with access
to sunlight, fresh air and outdoor pastures