Is KOL Foods meat certified organic?
Our products are beyond organic: we meet and exceed all requirements for organic farming and go much further than those. All our beef and lamb are 100% grass-fed and pastured. They graze on meadows and receive hay that is free from pesticides and chemical fertilizer. The meadows are fertilized by the cattle and sheep themselves.
Our birds (chicken, turkey, and duck) are all raised on pasture from the moment they can maintain their body temperature. They forage for their own food and get real exercise and movement. They are provided with a feed supplement that is organic, GMO-free, free from antibiotics, hormones and arsenic, and is locally milled and containing sprouted grains, usually barley. None of our animals are given growth hormones, antibiotics, or injections of any kind. Federal regulations prohibit the use of growth hormones in poultry.
But we even though we meet and exceed the requirements for USDA organic certification, KOL Foods meat is not certified organic. There are two main reasons for this.
Firstly, many of the family farms that raise animals for us are not large enough to justify the administrative and financial implications of USDA certification. Our turkey farm and some of our beef and lamb farms do have the USDA's organic certification. Although many of our farms are not certified, we make sure to maintain more contact with our farmers and require more transparency from them than the USDA does.
Secondly, the slaughterhouses we work with are not certified. There is no USDA-certified organic kosher beef or lamb slaughterhouse in the United States, which means that our products could not be stamped with the USDA Organic seal in any case.
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