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1 January 2013 was a hugely important milestone for the pig industry. A higher welfare directive from the EU for the pig sector, in the form of a partial sow stall ban, came into effect throughout the EU. The directive is now law. The aim of this website is to provide regular updates on the progress of European countries towards compliance and to highlight the commitments being made by UK food businesses relating to the robustness of their supply chains in light of the EU law.

Background to 1-1-13

Background to the EU Law

A higher welfare Directive for the pig sector came into effect throughout the EU on 1 January 2013.
The most significant element of the Directive was to ban the use of individual stalls for pregnant sows and gilts during a period starting from four weeks after service to one week... READ MORE »
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UPDATE ON EU COMPLIANCE

A look at the progress towards compliance in the main pig producing countries in the EU.
Despite having had 12 years to prepare for the EU Directive, a number of Member States are thought not to be fully compliant with the law.
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1-1-13 & beyond...ensuring supply of compliant pork

The latest BPEX report on the partial stalls ban highlighted the difficulty many member states would have in reaching 100% compliance in time.
The fear is that pig meat from non-compliant... READ MORE »

Latest News

14th March 2014

PORK AD CAMPAIGN EXTENDED

An advertising campaign to engage with consumers and increase awareness of the Red Tractor pork logo at the start of 2014 was extended for an extra week...
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11th February 2014

SOW STALL BAN STILL BEING FLOUTED

European non-compliance puts UK producers at competitive disadvantage. It is now more than 12 months since welfare legislation in the form of a partial ban on sow stalls came into effect across Europe yet only 13 of 28 member states... READ MORE »
19th December 2013

PORK AD TO HIT TV SCREENS

A three-week television campaign is being run by BPEX explaining what the Red Tractor pork scheme is all about. The campaign breaks on January 22 and is the first return to TV advertising for many years by BPEX...
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