• By obtaining the Welfare Quality seal, Litera Meat adds another quality certification to its list and reasserts its commitment and sensitivity to animal welfare
• The mark obtained, which verged on the “excellent”, is a stimulus to continue within the same line of work
Binéfar, March 2020
Litera Meat was granted the Welfare Quality seal earlier this month after a thorough audit carried out by the certifying company ACERTA, which resulted in the granting of a very good mark verging on the «excellent». The outcome “has been quite favourable and clearly shows the hard work and awareness level of our team”, stated the Director of Litera Meat’s Quality Department, Carlos Gaspar. For their part, ACERTA’s auditors highlighted Litera Meat’s level of commitment on matters of animal welfare, which turns the company into a “model to be imitated within the industry”.
The Welfare Quality protocol consists in a careful analysis and assessment of various criteria and the obtention of the corresponding certification is a guarantee that the animals handled comply with high standards on animal welfare. The granting of this seal reasserts Litera Meat’s commitment to comply with good practices and adhere to the principles and preferences of its clients and consumers, who value the empathy with animals quite positively.
Considered one of the most innovative companies within the industry, Litera Meat incorporates different measures in favour of the protection and comfort of animals all throughout from the time of arrival at the abattoir on. A clear example of this is its unloading mechanism, which uses hydraulic platforms to ease animals way up to lairage and prevents them from getting hurt. In line with this, Litera Meat has its own training centre, officially authorised to teach different courses on matters of animal welfare at the slaughterhouse.
Animal Welfare, a Synonym for Quality
There are many studies proving that higher levels of stress and discomfort have a negative impact on the quality of the end product. This is why investing on the protection and safety of animals is a priority for Litera Meat, which works every day in an effort to offer its clients the maximum standard of quality.