The SPCA Blue Tick - a brand you can trust!
The SPCA Blue Tick is a certification programme run by the Royal New Zealand SPCA. We certify animal products that are farmed to our high welfare standards.
The scheme started by certifying eggs in 2001 and then added pork products in 2009. In 2011 we added standards for meat poultry chicken and in 2012 we added turkey standards. We have plans to add veal and salmon to our portfolio in 2013.
How Does it Work?
We write the standards, publish them on our website and then our independent auditors audit the farms on a regular basis. We can spot audit at any time. Producers sign a legal contract with us to use the SPCA Blue Tick logo on their packaging and agree to farm to these standards.
The Blue Tick logo offers consumers a guarantee that the product they are choosing has been farmed humanely and it also gives producers the recognition they deserve for farming the 'right' way.
Media Release - 12 August 2014
FREE RANGE EGGS
Following the conviction of an egg farmer who admitted duping consumers by passing off 2.47 million eggs from caged hens as free-range, we are concerned at what may well be a significant knock to the confidence of egg purchasing consumers.
The majority of New Zealand Shoppers care very much for animal welfare and for humane farming. Here at the RNZSPCA we operate the Blue Tick Accreditation Programme to ensure that you can purchase your eggs (and selected other products) with confidence and in the knowledge that the animals involved are humanely farmed.
Blue Tick is a certification programme run by the Royal New Zealand SPCA. It certifies animal products that “are farmed to our high welfare standards”.The RNZSPCA describe the Blue Tick Programme as “Your Humane Farming Guarantee”.
The scheme started by certifying eggs in 2001 and then added pork products in 2009. In 2011 it added standards for meat poultry chicken and in 2012 added turkey standards.
The Brands that currently carry the Blue Tick Mark on their eggs are Freedom Farms, Henergy Eggs, Kirkfields and Wholesome. All producers supplying these distributors must meet the Accreditation Standards set down by the RNZSPCA.
So we respectfully ask that you purchase only Blue Tick Accredited products and, if you are unable to find such products, that you talk to your retailer and ask them to ensure that they only stock products that carry the Blue Tick Accreditation Mark.
Together, we can work to ensure that New Zealand producers meet appropriate standards and that animal welfare is not discarded in the interest of profit.
Ask your local supermarket or butcher to stock
SPCA Blue Tick
products and help improve the lives of
New Zealand animals.
Current products under the Blue Tick scheme include eggs, pork, poultry and turkey. The following brands are proud to display the Blue Tick.
Please visit our producers' websites by clicking on the logos below, to find out where to buy. If your local supermarket does not stock Blue Tick products, please take a few minutes to request them from a member of staff. The more people who ask, the more likely your supermarket will listen!
Blue Tick Approved Eggs:
Blue Tick Approved Pork:
Blue Tick Approved Chicken:
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