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"B+ ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITMENT", the commitment of the livestock-meat sector to the well-being of animals

"B+ ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITMENT", the commitment of the livestock-meat sector to the well-being of animals

The Spanish livestock-meat sector has the "B+ ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITMENT" seal, which includes in a unified image all the meats and products certified by the different certification systems implemented in a coordinated manner.

This is an initiative developed and applied from Spain, and by the 6 interprofessional organizations in the sector, which reflects the commitment of the Spanish livestock sector to compliance with the highest standards of livestock welfare and to consolidate Spain as one of the great references. international in animal welfare.

What does the seal value?

To consumers: guarantee and confidence in the acquisition of their certified products, produced through ethical production systems based on the support of the science of production and animal welfare.

To operators of commercial distribution and specialized distribution: a certification system that includes requirements based on more demanding scientific and technical criteria than those required by European and national regulations .

The common seal "B+ COMMITMENT TO ANIMAL WELFARE" guarantees that the meat products are based on the criteria and elements established by ENAC (the National Accreditation Entity), to obtain its recognition of accredited certification.

The common seal "B+ ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITMENT" was created to facilitate consumers' identification, through a single seal, of all products certified with these certification schemes in the white pork, Iberian pork, and rabbit meat sectors. , sheep-goats, beef and poultry, and to offer distribution companies and specialized distribution greater ease in managing their animal welfare requirements for their suppliers and customers.

The best Spanish technical and academic specialists in this matter have participated in this certification system, and it has been endorsed by high-level Scientific Committees, resulting in a certification system that encompasses requirements based on scientific and technical criteria that are more demanding than those required. in European and national regulations.

Transparency to the consumer

Behind this “B+ ANIMAL WELFARE COMMITMENT” seal there are hundreds of thousands of farmers and workers in the sector who make an effort daily and fight for a commitment that they have all acquired, in order to convey with transparency to the consumer and to the distribution all the criteria of well-being and ethical production that are applied in the good care of animals and in attention to the demands received from society in this important aspect of food production.