By: Suresh Thamotharan -- Senior Analyst, Agro Commodities
01 January, 2017
Broiler chickensare the world’s most farmed land animals.Nearly seven billion chickensare farmedannuallyin Europe, where a majority of them are raised in constricted spaces. This has increased awarenessand concerns about animal welfare, and suppliers are to adhere to animal welfare standards for broiler chickens by 2026. Buyers are asking vendors to meet the European BroilerASK farming standard for broiler chickens so that they useproducts (containing chicken meat) that are traceable and responsibly sourced.
Chicken is a major source of protein in many countries,and large numbers of chickens are generally farmed in limited spaces. Farmed chickens are usually packed into over-crowded sheds, with little or no natural light. To address this, NGOs across Europe have proposed a set of regulations that are required to be fulfilled by suppliers by 2026.
The following are the set of regulationsproposed by the NGOs:
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