Blue Tick

The SPCA Blue Tick is a certification and food labelling programme run by SPCA New Zealand. It aims to encourage humane farming practices and higher welfare standards for farmed animals. Blue tick news click here

SPCA Blue Tick logoLook out for the SPCA Blue Tick logo on the packaging of the eggs, pork, and chicken you buy. The Blue Tick logo offers you, the consumer, a guarantee that the product you are choosing has been produced using humane farming methods.

If more consumers insist on higher welfare products, more supermarkets will want to stock them, which will encourage more farmers to improve their farming practices and ultimately more farm animals will benefit.

Thank you for looking for the SPCA Blue Tick label and helping us to improve the lives of farm animals.

For more information visit the SPCA Blue Tick website

 

More to feel good about:     

1. You’re supporting high animal welfare in New Zealand

When you buy a product marked with the SPCA Blue Tick, you’re supporting high animal welfare standards in the food industry. Our SPCA Blue Tick is NZ’s only 100% independent accreditation scheme for animal welfare, and we’re working closely with New Zealand farmers to keep bringing positive change to the treatment of animals through the production process. There is rigour and standards behind the SPCA Blue Tick, just one example being the annual and spot audits of the farms to ensure standards are maintained.  

Wondering which products are available under the SPCA Blue Tick Accreditation Scheme? Please have a look here.

 2. You’re buying meat and eggs of high quality 

More than 95% of people in New Zealand eat meat and eggs. So it’s important to make sure the quality of these products is as high as possible. The SPCA Blue Tick holds New Zealand farmers to high standards of animal welfare, less stress for the animals and more space to express natural behaviour mean better quality products in your shopping basket.   

 3. You’re supporting our NZ food and farming industries 

When you buy a product marked with the SPCA Blue Tick, you’re not just supporting high animal welfare standards in the food industry, you’re also supporting New Zealand farmers and New Zealand brands. Our SPCA Blue Tick only gets applied to local, high-quality products with high standards of animal welfare through the production process, and your continued support helps to keep our local farmers thriving. SPCA Blue Tick approved products come with a ‘Produced in New Zealand’ guarantee.   

 4. You’re indirectly supporting the charitable work of SPCA 

When you buy a product marked with the SPCA Blue Tick, you’re not just supporting high animal welfare standards in the food and farming industry, you’re also supporting the charitable work of the SPCA . Our SPCA Blue Tick only gets applied to products with high standards of animal welfare through the production process, and the proceeds helps to support the ongoing enormous charitable efforts of the SPCA to prevent cruelty to animals, alleviate their sufferings whilst promoting policies through education and advocacy.       

 Whether you care about animal welfare, the quality of your food, or supporting the New Zealand farming industry, choosing products endorsed by the SPCA Blue Tick is the right thing to do, and you can feel good about that choice.