Food products of animal origin
Draft of an Act on the Introduction and Use of an Animal Welfare Label (30 page(s), in English)
It is intended to introduce a uniform animal welfare label which lays down binding criteria for products of animal origin extending beyond the already existing statutory requirements on a federal level. The use of the animal welfare label is voluntary, but it will be bound to the fulfilment of certain requirements for the keeping, transport and slaughter of animals from which food products are made. These requirements will be defined in detail by a statutory instrument to be enacted on the basis of this Act. Compliance with the requirements will be checked on a regular basis.