The Good Pig Award 2017

July 04, 2017

Woodall’s Charcuterie Wins Coveted Good Pig Award at Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards

Woodall’s Charcuterie has been awarded the prestigious Good Pig Award by the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards.  The awards, which were presented at a ceremony in London on June 28th, are organised by Compassion in World Farming, the world’s leading animal welfare organisation.  They are the highest international accolades in farm animal welfare.  This win is clear recognition of the care with which Woodall’s takes to produce high quality meat. 

“Animal welfare is at the heart of our business, and to be awarded the very best in practice in British pig production is a tremendous accolade that we are proud to receive” says Colin Woodall. “Customers increasingly care about where their products come from and the care with which they are produced.  By carrying The Good Pig Award symbol on our products we will clearly communicate to our customers that we treat our animals with the respect that they deserve.”

The Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, which began in 2007, celebrate the commitment of leading food businesses to improve animal welfare standards. The annual Awards comprise the Good Egg Award, Good Chicken Award, Good Dairy Award, Good Pig Award and the Good Rabbit Award. 

Since 2012, the Good Pig Award has recognised companies that use or have committed to use (within five years) higher welfare systems for sows and meat pigs. To date more than 3.7 million sows and meat pigs are set to benefit each year from the award winners’ policies.

Dr Tracey Jones, Director of Food Business, Compassion in World Farming, said: “This year marks 10 years since we launched the Awards and it’s great to see that there is real momentum behind them more and more businesses committing to change.  We would like to congratulate Woodall’s Charcuterie for the huge difference they are making to the lives of thousands of sows and meat pigs. We need more businesses to follow their excellent example and keep the momentum going across the industry”. 


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