Animal Care

2001/88/EC Directive as our guideline

Proper animal handling is one of our basic priorities. On all Smithfield Poland farms, both owned and contracted, we have implemented an “Animal Welfare Policy”. Agri Plus, following the EU 2001/88/EC Directive, has 100% group housing for sows.

Every plant has an employee responsible for animal welfare who reports directly to the plant’s Managing Director on a daily basis. This person supervises, monitors and documents all aspects of the operation related to the animals’ welfare.

All haulers and suppliers transporting animals to Animex plants must have training approved by and licenses issued by Veterinary Inspection. Annual audits of animal welfare verify the effective adherence to and implementation of appropriate instructions and procedures on all farms and in Animex plants.