As a food producer, we are aware of our responsibilities regarding food safety, product integrity, animal welfare and animal health. Animal health – and therefore animal welfare and food safety – is at the top of Vion’s agenda. This involves working closely with our supply chain partners.
We support our pig farmers with personal advice and give them insights into their technical results through our FarmingNet online information system. Along with other information, this system provides pig farmers with important knowledge about the health of their pigs. Vion actively works with pig farmers, feed advisors and veterinarians to maintain healthy animals in stables and to limit the use of antibiotics as much as possible.
The presence of antibiotic residues in meat is prevented by adhering to waiting periods related to the processing of pigs following treatment with antibiotics. We also monitor all risks regarding animal health and food safety much more closely than is legally required. We continuously strive to improve by monitoring, checking and taking appropriate measures where necessary.