Bridgewater, NJ—In honor of National Hot Dog Month, Applegate announced that its hot dogs will carry the Global Animal Partnership (GAP) seal, a mark of high animal welfare standards, according to a press release.
The GAP logo will appear on The Great Organic Uncured Beef Hot Dog at Whole Foods Market and on The Great Organic Uncured Turkey Hot Dog, The Great Organic Chicken Hot dog, and the Applegate Naturals Natural Uncured Turkey Hot Dog at retailers nationwide, according to the release.
Nicole Glenn, VP of marketing at Applegate, said in the release: “Although all of our food—from bacon to burgers and yes, hot dogs—is sourced from farms third-party certified for higher animal welfare, this is the first time consumers will see the GAP seal on our hot dogs in grocery stores nationwide. With more and more people questioning where their meat comes from and how it’s raised, carrying the GAP certification helps us bring full transparency and confidence about our commitment to animal welfare right on pack.”
Anne Malleau, executive director of GAP, said in the release: “GAP has partnered with Applegate for many years behind the scenes to ensure high animal welfare standards, and we’re thrilled that they decided to put their dedication to those standards on the front of the package. These products have earned the GAP Animal Welfare Certified label, which means that 100+ animal welfare standards were met and audited on every farm supplying these ingredients. GAP applauds Applegate’s continued efforts to advocate for meaningful animal welfare claims, helping raise awareness and creating sustainable change for animals.”