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the happy egg co.

January 23, 2014 10:00 ET

the happy egg co. Recognized as the First 100 Percent Free Range Egg Company Certified by Humane Farm Animal Care

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 23, 2014) - Last week Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) announced new standards for products that are labeled Certified Humane®, and either "Free Range" or "Pasture Raised." The new standards dictate a primary requirement for labeling eggs as Certified Humane® Free Range is 2 square feet per bird, and 108 square feet per bird for Certified Humane® Pasture Raised.

the happy egg co., the only 100 percent "Free Range" company certified by HFAC, supports and applauds the committee's efforts to establish a categorical definition that consumers can trust. While the happy egg co. is proud to be recognized as a Certified Humane® Free Range company, the standards at the happy egg co. go even further than required by HFAC.

Free Range on pasture eggs from the happy egg co. come from hens, or "the Girls," with daily access to more than 4 acres of lush green pasture, or 12 square feet per bird. The Girls spend their days outdoors flapping, perching, foraging and dust-bathing, and have access to plenty of clean water, nutritional feed and care from expert family farmers. Packaged in a sunshine-yellow carton made of 100 percent recycled and compostable material, the happy egg co. stands out in the egg case for many reasons, not least its quality and color.

Setting the gold standard for happy hens, the happy egg co. has received certifications from Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC) and American Humane Association (AHA).

Free Range on pasture eggs from the happy egg co. are conveniently available in 1,600+ grocery stores across the U.S. For more information about the happy egg co. Free Range on pasture eggs, including where to buy, visit thehappyeggco.com.