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Welfare

Freedom Food is the farm assurance and food-labelling scheme set up by the RSPCA. As the only UK farm assurance scheme dedicated to farm animal welfare, Freedom Food provides consumers with a trusted and recognised brand. With growing public demand for higher farm animal welfare and local sourcing, many more retailers want to stock Freedom Food labelled products.

The RSPCA welfare standards for farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) are a good guide for best practice and there are inherent advantages in joining up. Click on the logo to download the standards.

Harvest Methods for Finfish

The European Food Safety Authority produced a report in 2009 (The EFSA Journal (2009) 2012, 1-77) titled,

"SPECIES-SPECIFIC WELFARE ASPECTS OF THE MAIN SYSTEMS OF STUNNING AND KILLING OF FARMED ATLANTIC SALMON" produced by the Scientific Opinion of the Panel on Animal Health and Welfare.

Any document or report on harvesting and slaughter of finfish is out of date soon after reporting as the industry is still very young and rapidly changing but this report covers many of the current issues on the welfare aspects of salmon slaughter. Click on the logo to download the report.

 

 
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