With increasing public and market attention on the inner workings of food industry, producers are required to comply with increasingly stricter animal welfare standards if they want to enjoy profitable partnerships with major buyers and avoid consumer backlash.
QIMA can help you demonstrate your compliance by achieving certification against animal welfare international requirements. This scheme was internally developed and designed to assess compliance on farms, in transport and slaughterhouses.
Broadly, animal welfare refers to how the animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. To confirm that an animal is in a good state of welfare, there needs to be scientific verification that it is kept healthy, comfortable, well-nourished and safe, is able to express innate behavior (e.g. free roaming) , and is not suffering from pain, fear or distress. Achieving good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling and humane slaughter.
The animal welfare scheme covers different species:
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