New Zealand does have some animal welfare rules in place already. The Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) are responsible for regulating the farming and agriculture sector. They have written Codes of Welfare for each sector that form a minimum standard for how farmers manage their farms and animals.
It is assumed that the Freedom Farms farming standards are read in addition to the Codes of Welfare set by MPI.
You’ve probably seen the wee ‘Farm to Plate Traceability’ logo on our packaging? That means that every step along the production process – from the farm all the way to the grocery store, is audited and monitored. It also means that you’ll only ever get meat and eggs that come from our farms… no exceptions!