14 March 2016

China's First Welfare Codes for Feed Lots, Slaughter Houses

China will have its first draft animal husbandry and slaughtering standards code by June, according to the Chinese Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA), which is working with 30 domestic livestock breeding and slaughtering enterprises to draft the standards.

As reported by Mark Godfrey on GlobalMeatNews.com, the code will cover pigs, poultry, sheep, beef and dairy cattle, and is being driven by a demand for quality and food safety as well as animal welfare concerns.

Historically, animal welfare hasn’t been a high priority for China, but awareness has increased in recent years.

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