The facilities and equipment at Litera Meat are painstakingly designed to ensure correct compliance with current animal welfare legislation. In turn, the Quality Department has a good practices manual to guarantee compliance with Regulation EC 1099/2009 on the protection of animals at the time of killing.
The pursuit of optimal animal welfare forms a part of Litera Meat’s philosophy and we have obtained Welfare Quality® seal. This guarantee adds to the continued commitment of Litera Meat with animal care and good livestock practices. In this sense, Litera Meat incorporates different measures in favour of the protection and comfort of animals from reception, like a special unloading mechanism that uses hydraulic platforms to ease the animals’ way up to lairage and prevents them from getting hurt. Moreover, the Company provides training within its own training centre, authorised by the Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment to teach three educational modules on Animal Welfare. We have strengthened our commitment to Animal Welfare, since we believe that taking care of animals is also our responsibility.