20 July 2012

Rumiano Cheese Company Certifications

Written by Owen Rumiano, Posted in Sustainability

American Humane Certified

Rumiano Cheese Company Certifications

As a sustainable and environmentally-friendly company, Rumiano Cheese is focused on producing a "green" and pure product. It just so happens, the organic milk used in the making of Rumiano Family Organic cheese is some of the most pure and wholesome available in the world. To ensure good and healthy milk, the dairies must ensure the health and happiness of their cows. The American Humane Certification (AHC) is the consumer's way of knowing the product was created with non-abusive and humane treatment of the animals. Rumiano Cheese proudly uses milk from organic dairies that are AHC.

The American Humane Association was created in 1877 as the forefront of protecting children, pets and farm animals from abuse and neglect. Using a list of "five freedoms" the AHC has standardized animal husbandry ethics throughout the farming and animal product industries. These guidelines for certifications must be adhered to by those maintaining the animals. 


The "five freedoms" are as follows:

  • Freedom from thirst and hunger
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom from pain, injury, or disease
  • Freedom from fear and distress
  • Freedom to express normal behaviors

Farmers and producers of animal goods must be devoted to these guidelines as there are yearly inspections that take place to ensure the standards are being followed. The American Humane Certification is implemented through "Humane Heartland," an "expanded farm animal welfare program" by the American Humane Association, and represents over 130 million farm animals. As the fastest growing humane certification program in the industry, we can only hope more industry leaders turn to the certification out of respect for their consumers, animals, and earth.

Rumiano Cheese Co. is proud to be a part of this fast growing organization and thank the dairies that have enthusiastically joined with love of their animals.

About the Author

Owen Rumiano

Owen Rumiano

Born and raised in Willows, California, Owen is a fourth-generation Rumiano. Residing in San Francisco, Owen calls on stores throughout the Bay Area and southern peninsula. 


Comments (1)

  • Jesse salisbury

    Jesse salisbury

    23 July 2012 at 17:41 |
    This is a bright and shining example of what is good and needed in our world.
    Sustainable,high quality,green,locally produced foods.,
    That help us create jobs and let us control the quality of our food and quality of life.
    Im hoping that one
    day soon we will again see rumiano cheese go to the moon!


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