Farm Animal Welfare Council calls for clearer labelling of pigmeat

by 5m Editor
27 June 2006, at 12:00am

UK - The Farm Animal Welfare Council has called for clearer labelling of pigmeat, which will allow consumers to make more informed decisions on welfare standards.

In a new report, FAWC suggests that UK welfare standards should be extended to imports and product labelling should include information on animal welfare, production methods, biosecurity and the best-before dates.

Under existing EU rules pigmeat produced in the EU can be described as the product of the country in which final processing took place.

This could mislead consumers suggesting that imported ham, processed in the UK, was from animals born and reared to UK welfare standards.

Production standards for eggs are included on packaging by EU law. FAWC wants this system to be extended to other farm animals, to help reinforce EU animal welfare objectives.

To read the full FAWC report, click here

Source: FWi

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