Carrefour Belgium moves towards more animal welfare friendly systems
Posted on 07/11/2012
Belgian Member Organisation GAIA announced that Carrefour Belgium, a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest retailers, will move towards more animal welfare friendly requirements with its contractors. This initiative should benefit millions of animals each year and Eurogroup really encourages other food retailers across Europe to demonstrate real concern for the welfare of animals.
The three main changes Carrefour has committed to include in addition to its current requirements are the following:
The end of the sale of meat from castrated pigs by the end of 2013, the complete withdrawal of meat from animals slaughtered without prior stunning from November 2012 and the start of negotiations with suppliers to ensure that in 2013 only eggs from alternative systems of production (barn or free range) are used to manufacture their own brand products.