No Antibiotics Ever

Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

Applegate Humanely Raised

We believe animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

No GMO Ingredients

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

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Our standard is simple: No antibiotics, ever.

We believe animals deserve to be handled with care and respect.

Are GMO ingredients good or bad? The jury is out, so we took them out.

Learn more

Blog Feed - "Where We're Headed"

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A Warm Welcome to Our New President

We’re excited to introduce our newest changemaker: Applegate President John Ghingo!

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Talk Is Cheap…Applegate Walks the Talk on Animal Welfare

Did you think it’s fair to label a package of bacon as organic if it was sourced from a farm where pigs are kept in crates? Yeah, we don’t either.

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How We’re Doing on Our Plan to Remove GMOs

In June 2015, we removed GMO ingredients from all of our products. In 2016, we went a step further: promising to take GMOs out of our entire supply chain and seeking third-party verification for all of our products.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Fearlessly Reading Hot Dog Labels

Thirty years ago, Applegate was founded on the simple premise of, “What if you weren’t afraid to read a hot dog label?” This bold question became a mission: Changing The Meat We Eat®.

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The Cleaner Wiener™ Is Now Even Cleaner

Our natural and organic 100% grass-fed beef hot dogs are officially verified by the Non-GMO Project.

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Tell the USDA to Stop Clucking Around on Animal Welfare!

Pardon the play on words, but the headline on this blog is pretty dead on regarding the latest action, (or should I say inaction?) at the United States Department of Agriculture regarding animal welfare rules for Organic.

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Our Commitment to More Humane Chicken Standards

At Applegate, we take pride in being the nation’s leading natural and organic meat company. We have never been content with the status quo, especially when it comes to animal welfare.