At Saffron Road we believe that our purpose is to inspire and connect people through a shared love of ethical, premium world cuisine.
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Halal Certification is the process of having a qualified, independent third party supervise the production of consumables and harvesting of livestock, attesting that they were completed in conformity with the preparation and ingredient qualifications of the highest halal standards. Our products are halal certified by the Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America.
Most of our Saffron Road products are gluten-free as certified by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization. GFCO provides an independent service to supervise gluten-free food production according to a consistent, defined, science-based standard that is confirmed by field inspections in order to achieve heightened consumer confidence and safety. All of our Gluten-Free certified products are naturally free of gluten, so there is no sacrifice in flavor! Unlike some food manufacturers that may self-label themselves as Gluten-Free, Saffron Road actually goes through the expense and effort of having the #1 Gluten-Free certifier audit, inspect, and verify our GF products in order to provide that extra comfort and transparency to our consumers. Please check the front of our packaging for the GF logo.
All of our livestock are Zabihah or hand-slaughtered individually by a Muslim reciting the tasmiya and the takbir in a very mindful and traditional way—making sure to ask for mercy from our creator and treating the animal as humanely as possible. In this manner, we believe the quality and purity of the meat harvested is much cleaner since all the impurities are diligently drained and since the animal is not under stress. Our consumers overwhelmingly tell us that our all natural halal meat has an amazingly better taste, texture, and freshness that is far superior to the quality of commercial meat sourced from factory farms which machine slaughter their livestock. Our mission is ethical consumerism and to learn more about why we DON’T like factory farming, please watch Food Inc.
We source from family owned and local sustainable farms, including Amish farms. For our lamb, we only use livestock that have never been administered hormones and been pasture-raised and grass-fed in open fields. For our poultry, they are totally antibiotic-free.
We work with trusted, credible, third parties to certify that our livestock are treated humanely. Our chicken meets the standards of Global Animal Partnership, or Farm Animal Care Training & Auditing, each of which brings together farmers, scientists, ranchers, retailers, and animal advocates—a diverse group with the common goal of improving the welfare of animals in agriculture. These standards are part of our Saffron Road Raised with Care program: chickens are fed a 100% vegetarian diet with no animal byproducts; are provided adequate shelter, space and light to promote healthy, natural behaviors; defined and monitored farm handling methods to reduce stress; known, well-trained staff to handle the chickens arriving to and moving into the processing plant; no antibiotics fed or administered. Our lambs and cattle are pasture-raised on small, family-owned farms, thrive on a verified 100% grass-fed diet and are not administered hormones or non-therapeutic antibiotics.