After the program "What is behind the meat industry in Spain ?, ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÃ“N wants to make the following considerations:
WE GUARANTEE FOOD SECURITY
â€¢ The animals that appear in the images of the report would never enter the production chain of ElPozo Alimentación.
The controls stipulated by Spanish legislation and by the company itself make this possibility unfeasible.
â€¢ The official veterinarians of the Administration who perform their work in our company, as well as in all the industries of the sector, permanently inspect all the animals that arrive at the facilities, before and after their slaughter, and watch over the strict compliance of the food safety standards.
The General Director of Livestock of the Region of Murcia confirms this in the aforementioned program.
WE SECURE ANIMAL WELFARE
â€¢ The recorded images correspond to a sanitary recovery area, that is, they are animals that have some type of malformation or birth disease, which must be monitored to control their evolution and improvement and, if it does not occur, carry out their sacrifice sanitary.
This is established by the ethical and deontological code of Spanish livestock.
Periodic veterinary reviews determine which animals should be slaughtered sanitarily.
â€¢ Those animals that do not eventually recover are sanitarily slaughtered by authorized veterinarians, on the farm itself, in accordance with current animal welfare legislation (Article 3 of Royal Decree 348/2000 on the protection of animals on farms and farms). RD 1135/2002 and RD 1392/2012, relating to the minimum standards for the protection of pigs) and are withdrawn by managers officially authorized by the Administration.
The company has all the official documentation that accredits this legislative compliance.
â€¢ ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÃ“N has more than twenty national and international certificates that certify its strict compliance with all the requirements in terms of health, food safety and animal welfare.
BRC (British Retail Comsortium), IFS (International Food Standard), OCA Fresh Meat Quality ELPOZO, Food Safety and Animal Welfare Program Certification (Cefusa), Certification of the 'Antibiotic Free Program' (Cefusa).
â€¢ ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÃ“N appreciates the fundamental role played by the media and defends, above all, the right to information and freedom of expression.
And for the information to be truthful, it offers anyone who requests it all the documentation it has.
â€¢ ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÃ“N and CEFUSA have a clear conscience regarding both Animal Welfare and Food Safety.
IMPORTANCE OF THE SWINE SECTOR
â€¢ The pig sector contributes to the national wealth with a positive trade balance of more than 4,500 million euros and a total business volume of 15,000 million euros.
It generates 300,000 direct and more than one million indirect jobs, mainly in rural areas.
â€¢ ELPOZO ALIMENTACIÃ“N, with more than 60 years of history, is a leading company in the food sector, which is present in 82 countries and employs over 4,200 workers.