UK: Label plan to give Methods of Slaughter

The Times 26 March 2021

Shoppers will be informed if meat came from animals stunned before slaughter under government plans for better labelling of products to improve animal welfare (Ben Webster writes).

The labels will also show the method of production, such as whether the animal was reared on an intensive indoor farm or given access to the outdoors and better treatment on a higher welfare farm.

Victoria Prentis, the farming minister, told MPs Thursday that the government wanted the UK “to be really world-leading in this area” and there would be a public consultation by the end of June on a new welfare labelling system for animal products.

She said that the consultation would cover “Religious Slaughter”.