Tag Archives: Animal Welfare

Greggs shows the way on animal welfare

The bakery chain has shot up the rankings in a high- profile assessment – and kept prices affordable. Others can learn from it, writes commercial director Malcolm Copland. As recent food safety scares have highlighted, a poor record on animal welfare is not only unethical but can be highly damaging to businesses and brand reputations.…
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Left behind on animal welfare

Consumers, politicians and many companies are taking the issue seriously – so why are foodservice firms lagging?                                             There has been a “striking change” in the manner in which food companies talk about farm…
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Leadsom offers assurances on animal welfare

Animal welfare standards will not be watered down once Britain leaves the EU, the environment secretary has promised. Addressing the NFU conference this week, Andrea Leadsom said the government would honour the pledge in the Conservative Party’s 2015 manifesto that high animal welfare standards will be incorporated into future international trade agreements. She tackled head…
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Animal welfare standards need to improve

More than three quarters (76%) of UK consumers feel the welfare standards for farmed animals could be improved. The findings, from a Eurobarometer report published this month, also suggest that almost half of UK consumers are happy to pay a little more for products sourced from animal welfare-friendly systems. Some 47% of the 1,321 people…
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Diners want to know what they’re eating

DINERS ARE starting to care about the provenance of their food when eating out, according to new research by the National Pig Association. Traditionally, diners care less about where their food comes from when eating out than when food shopping. But attitudes appear to be changing.   The new research, commissioned by AHDB Pork, showed…
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Footprint Forum: Animal welfare – we’ve come a long way baby

Three quarters of consumers rank animal welfare concerns as the top issue which makes a company ethical but is the foodservice industry doing enough to ensure animal welfare, and if so, are we communicating it to customers? The conclusion from Tuesday’s lively, informative and thought-provoking Footprint Forum, Animal Welfare – does it matter to foodservice?…
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Foie Gras producer arrested for animal cruelty

A FOIE GRAS producer has been arrested in France, charged with animal cruelty in a landmark case which could open the floodgates for similar trials to proceed.                     The Ernest Soulard producer, who has supplied award-winning chefs, has been accused of keeping geese in an inhuman…
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London councils urged to end cage cruelty

LONDON COUNCILS have been urged to end cage cruelty by buying cage-free eggs for school and council catering. Fifteen London councils have already received Good Egg Awards for their ethical egg-buying policies, but unfortunately this means that 18 are still serving thousands of meals every day that are likely to contain eggs produced by hens…
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RSPCA calls for all farm animals to be stunned before slaughter

THE RSPCA is renewing its calls for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clear production method labelling of meat as the House of Lords prepares to debate the subject of religious slaughter this week (Thursday Jan 16).                        …
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Report reveals animal welfare is rising on the business agenda

THE SECOND report of the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare published today has applauded Coop Group (Switzerland), Marks & Spencer, Arla, Marfrig, Royal FrieslandCampina, Sainsbury’s, VION and Waitrose for the notable improvements they have made in their farm animal welfare related management and reporting approach over the past year.          …
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