Dutch Welfare Labelling Scheme Re-Scheduled

by 5m Editor
16 September 2010, at 5:39pm

NETHERLANDS - At the end of November, Albert Heijn is due to sell pigmeat with one star from welfare organisation, 'Animal Protection', in its outlets in the province of South Holland.

The launch has been postponed from mid-September so that the retailer, Albert Heijn, is certain that all the meat is produced under the new conditions, according to BPEX in its weekly newsletter. From June 2011, the new meat should be in all the stores.

According to Vion, there are now 35 producers in the new programme. In the end, there should be 120 to 130 medium-sized pig farms producing 20,000 pigs a week or one million a year.