Iceland fully supports the introduction and daily management of CCTV in stunning and slaughter areas (and shackling areas in the case of poultry) to ensure adherence to animal welfare standards. CCTV must be monitored on a very regular basis by personnel who have been trained in accordance with the relevant Welfare of Animals (Slaughter or Killing) Regulations (WASK) and the Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing Regulations (WATOK). Any legal animal welfare breaches must be highlighted immediately to the Iceland Technical Manager.
All animals and poultry used for the production of Iceland own label products must be stunned before slaughter, and the stunning methods used must be compliant with those laid down in EU Directive 119/1993. This means that, prior to slaughter, animals must be stunned so that they are immediately rendered unconscious and maintained in that state until death.
Iceland’s antibiotics policy clearly states that prophylactic use of antimicrobials, where the antibiotics are administered before showing clinical signs of any disease, is not permitted on any animal that is intended to be used for the manufacture of any products supplied to Iceland. This is a contractual obligation for our suppliers overseen by our technical team.
Iceland has committed to end the sale of eggs from caged hens in its UK stores by 2025.
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