Labelling Scheme For Pig Farms

Sweden's Pig farming industry agreed Friday to introduce a system of certification of pig farms to ensure they follow Swedish animal husbandry laws.

An independent organisation is to be created, which will look at animal welfare and food safety, and create a labelling scheme.

Farmers hope the certification will give consumers peace of mind that the pork, bacon and gammon they buy has been produced humanely.

The move comes following revelations this week by animal rights movements that pigs have been mistreated in up to 10% of Swedish pig farms, with video footage of pigs eating the carrion of other dead pigs.