Policy

8 August 2023

State animal husbandry label

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At the end of 2021, the federal government decided in the coalition agreement to support farmers in the species-appropriate conversion of livestock farming.

The law, which was passed by the Bundestag plenum on 16 June 2023, prescribes mandatory labelling for fresh pork from Germany that reaches consumers via food retailers. The law has received criticism from many quarters because no practicable overall concept, including financing and animal welfare criteria, is discernible.

As the responsible Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture has subsequently announced that the legal regulation will be expanded quickly, the text of the law gives rise to a statement by REWE Group.