Understanding what makes organic poultry different from other types of poultry

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       
No antibiotics       
Raised in lower density flocks with access
to sunlight, fresh air and outdoor pastures

Our commitment to organic

When our founding farmers started farming in Ontario many years ago, they chose to grow organically because they knew it would provide the best products for their families and friends.

Our Commitment to Organic

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Yorkshire Valley Farms

Peterborough, Ontario

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