New Zealand chicken gains SPCA approval

New Zealand chicken free range producer, Waitoa will now carry the Blue Tick certification as approved by Animal Welfare body, the SPCA.

Jonathan Gray, Waitoa’s national sales manager said that the Blue Tick certification provides consumers with confidence that the animals have been treated humanely.

“Waitoa has carried FREPNZ farm accreditation since 2009, but the recent move to SPCA Blue Tick certification now provides kiwi consumers with further confidence that all products have been farmed and audited against the highest welfare standards,” said Gray.

“Grown in the green sunny valleys of the Waikato region, Waitoa free range chickens are provided a quality of care that ensures exceptional free range chicken. Our farmers believe being proudly ‘Blue Tick free range’ is worth the effort.”

The SPCA Blue Tick's national accreditation and marketing manager, Juliette Banks said that the group was pleased to award the certification to Waitoa.

“We are pleased to see Waitoa free range chicken meet our high welfare standards, providing consumers more options when looking to purchase poultry meat products displaying the SPCA Blue Tick,” she said.


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