SCS Global Services Approved as Certification Body for California’s Proposition 12

SCS Global Services (SCS), a pioneer in third-party food and agriculture certifications and standards development, has been approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to offer Proposition 12 Certification. Proposition 12, also known as the Farm Animal Confinement Initiative, sets essential requirements to improve the living conditions of farm animals in California.

Starting this year, all producers of egg-laying hens, breeding pigs, and veal calves, along with distributors of covered products intended for sale in California, must possess a valid certificate of compliance. This certificate ensures that animals are housed in conditions that prioritize their well-being, including provisions for freedom of movement, cage-free environments, and adequate floor space.

“Obtaining approval to offer Proposition 12 Certification is a significant milestone for SCS Global Services,” said Carly Becker, SCS’ Technical Associate for the Dairy and Animal Welfare program. “We are proud to support the implementation of standards that prioritize the welfare of farm animals in California. We look forward to working closely with producers and distributors committed to promoting animal welfare and responsible agriculture practices.”

As a certification body, SCS will play a crucial role in verifying compliance with Proposition 12 requirements, thereby safeguarding the welfare of farm animals and providing transparency to consumers seeking products from humanely raised animals. In addition to Proposition 12 Certification, SCS offers numerous agricultural certification services, including USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project, Gluten Free, and food safety certifications such as GLOBALG.A.P., PrimusGFS, and SQF. SCS also provides a variety of sustainable agricultural certifications, including their own Certified Sustainably Grown. Furthermore, SCS supports retail-driven animal welfare and responsible sourcing initiatives worldwide.

For more information about Proposition 12 Certification from SCS Global Services, visit SCS Global Services’ Proposition 12 Certification page.