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SPCA Certified

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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 websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

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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Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

British Columbia Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 2002

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Food


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada



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Last updated: 20 January 2012