Food Terminology

Free Range Vs. Pastured: A Guide

Free Range labels are regulated by the USDA only for poultry produced for meat. The requirements are not very high: poultry can use the label if the chicken had any access to the outdoors each day for some unspecified period of time; it could be just a few minutes,...

Food Terms You Need to Know About Eggs

Cage Free Eggs: "Cage-free" means that the chickens raised as poultry or the hens laying "cage-free" eggs are, quite simply, not kept in cages. They are free to walk around the hen house, to perch on roosts, and to lay eggs in nests. "Cage-free" chickens are kept...

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