Animal Welfare

Animal welfare is an important part of being a responsible business and we are committed to high standards of animal welfare in our food and non-food products.

All our everyday range of fresh meat, eggs and milk is 100% British and has been independently certified to meet the Red Tractor Assurance standard, guaranteeing that products are sourced from farms and food suppliers who meet British standards for food safety, hygiene, animal welfare and environmental protection.

We also have a wide range of higher welfare products and in 2018 we were the second largest retailer of RSPCA Assured products in the UK. Our Specially Selected salmon, pork and free-range chicken and eggs are labelled with the RSPCA Assured logo, which means that they meet the RSPCA’s strict requirements on animal welfare.

As well as supporting animal welfare through certification schemes, Aldi also have their own animal welfare requirements, these form part of the contractual agreement between Aldi and our suppliers.

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Responsible Use of Antimicrobials

Antibiotics are used to treat, control and prevent disease in farm animals. Aldi believes that antibiotic use in animal medicine, when applied responsibly, promotes good animal welfare. We therefore support the need to protect antimicrobial medicines and reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance to human health.

That’s why Aldi is a sponsor of the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA) a collective of interested parties across the food supply chain. We are also part of the Food Industry Initiative on Antimicrobials which has the stated vision of ‘Retailers, manufacturers, processors and food service companies coming together to promote and support responsible antimicrobial use and action on antimicrobial resistance’.

We believe that the use of antibiotics in animal farming should be prescribed by qualified veterinarians and with a view to good animal welfare and long-term sustainability. We do not support the prophylactic use of antibiotics in animal farming, or their use as growth promoters.

 

Meet our Suppliers

Our amazing network of British farmers and suppliers work hard to champion high animal welfare.

Non-food products

Aldi also takes animal welfare seriously when it comes to our non-food products. Find out more about our Non-Food Animal Welfare policies here.