Animal Welfare label
The Danish Fødevarestyrelsen (Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, part of Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark) is the owner of the label 'Better Animal Welfare'. The label places significantly higher demands on animal welfare than both Danish and European legislation. With 3 simple levels, the Animal Welfare Label makes it easy for consumers in a food shopping situation to locate and choose products with high animal welfare: The more filled hearts, the better animal welfare.
Purpose of the Animal Welfare Label
The aim of the animal welfare label is to create better animal welfare for even more Danish pigs, dairy cattle, beef cattle and broilers. The label is developed by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in collaboration with a large number of partners from the entire food chain, including manufacturers, veterinarians, slaughterhouses, retail chains, etc. Baltic Control® Certification has been responsible for the inspection of the registered herds since the label was introduced in 2017.
The three levels of the label
All three levels meet a number of basic animal welfare requirements, which are in addition to Danish and European legislation. This means a significant boost in animal welfare. The basic requirements are:
Products with one heart meet the basic requirements. For the two and three hearts, there are increasing animal welfare requirements.Please also visit the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration's website for more information about the Animal Welfare Label: click here
If you have any questions regarding Animal Welfare Label certification, please do not hesitate to contact us on phone +45 86 21 62 11 or e-mail email@example.com.
Registration and guides for the Animal Welfare Label (in Danish): click here
Jøren Ivar Brus Mikkelsen runs his herd of Forest Cattle from the National Park Mols Bjerge. Since 2014, he has been certified by Baltic Control® Certification and has an annual inspection to ensure that the herd meets the certification and the quality requirements that accompany it.
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”Since January 2009, Baltic Control® Certification has had the task of controlling the Danish pig herds. They are very serious and professional” says Asger Kjær Nielsen, Quality Manager for DANISH Product Standard at SEGES Knowledge Center for Pig Production