SPCA Certified is a farm certification and food labeling program certifying farms to the BC SPCA's higher standard of farm animal welfare. The program includes annual inspections as well as random audits conducted by third-party professional Validators. An independent expert Review Panel reviews all documents pertaining to the inspections and determines farm certification status. The Standards are evidenced based and are developed by the BC SPCA with input from producers, veterinarians, and animal welfare and behaviour experts. The goals of the program are 1) Provide a certified assurance to consumers that animals from certified farms were raised according to high standards of welfare; 2) Facilitate and support evidence-based improvements to farm animal welfare standards; 3) Provide voluntary, third-party animal welfare certification services to the animal agriculture industry.
Learn more: SPCA Certified website
Conformity with SPCA Certified's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification
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Last updated: 20 January 2012