Tegel’s farming practices adhere to the “Five Freedoms” principles of animal welfare:
Freedom from hunger and thirst
Freedom from discomfort
Freedom from pain, injury or disease
Freedom to express normal behaviour
Freedom from fear and distress
We take animal welfare seriously.
The health and wellbeing of our chickens and turkeys is paramount to Tegel. We’ve always been committed to producing food in a way that protects the welfare of all animals in our care by meeting or exceeding the requirements of the New Zealand Animal Welfare Code. And now we have partnered with New Zealand’s largest and most established provider of food assurance, animal welfare and biosecurity services to become the first to carry the AsureQuality AQ Certified Animal Welfare Assurance Mark.
The AsureQuality Standard that underpins the AQ Certified Mark has been developed with extensive input from independent industry and animal welfare experts and sets rigorous and robust criteria with more than 111 requirements and measures across all our farm, processing and administrative activities.
So when you choose a Tegel product, you can be assured that the utmost care has been taken to ensure we have raised happy and healthy chickens and turkeys.
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