THE AUBEL PORK NETWORK
The management side of the business is focused on controlling and promoting the pork industry across-the-board, on the basis of a hundred or so family-run breeding, rearing and fattening establishments. In practice the non-profit-making body PROMOBEL deploys accredited independent agencies to police pork rearing and fattening conditions in the sector (sufficient space, satisfactory lighting, adequate ventilation and so on). The organisation concludes agreements spelling out the rules the various suppliers of live pigs and pig feed have to follow to gain and maintain accredited status. A quality chart has been created and must be signed and accepted by all the various stakeholders.
CERTIFICATION AND QUALITY
- HACCP (Hazard critical control point) since 1995
- Additional certifications
- BRC (British Retail Consortium) since 2002
- IFS (International Food Standard) since 2005