The Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) announced that its animal welfare standards have been approved by the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Humane Association’s American Humane Certified farm animal program. This endorsement by an independent group of scientists gives the guide added credence, FASS said.

The standards were developed by a group of 62 professional animal, dairy and poultry scientists over a year that collaborated to write guidelines that capture the current state of science for farm animal care. The FASS Ag Guide was published in January this year.