Why choose IAWS animal welfare certification?

The IAWS animal welfare certification has just been renewed. This is the certification seal created by INTERPORC to endorse the good practices carried out in terms of animal welfare, health, biosafety, animal management and traceability, in all links of the value chain of white-coated pork in Spain. .

To obtain the IAWS seal, in addition to the community legal regulations on animal welfare, other more demanding requirements must be met, which represent an additional plus in matters related to animal health and sanitation, biosecurity, animal housing, and food safety. , traceability and the environment.

The Spanish pig sector has been working for years to be more sustainable and so that the animals enjoy greater well-being. For this reason, farmers, cooperatives, merchants and industries, butchers… in short, all the links in our pork chain, gathered in the Interprofessional Organization of the White Coat Pork (INTERPORC), have agreed on and promoted the “B+ Animal Welfare Commitment” seal ”

The INTERPORC ANIMAL WALFARE SPAIN technical regulations on animal welfare and biosafety ensure compliance with the five principles of animal welfare established by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE):

  • Animals free from hunger, thirst and malnutrition
  • Animals free of fear and anxiety
  • Animals free of physical or thermal discomfort
  • Animals free of pain, injuries or illnesses
  • Animals free to express their own behavioral patterns.

The IAWS certification seal allows the consumer to recognize that a product has been produced with the maximum guarantees in terms of animal welfare and food safety and is the most effective way to convey the commitment of the Spanish white pork sector to quality.

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