Revision of Better Life criteria for secundary participants
The Better Life Label Foundation (BLLF) is revising its criteria for secundary participants.
This means we have made a number of adjustments:
- Modular structure of the criteria with less overlapping criteria for different company types;
- No additional lists with supplementary decisions and interpretations;
- Better alignment with the ISO standards for quality systems;
- Sanctions in accordance with international standards.
The Modular structure also makes it possible to request one overview with all the criteria that have to be met, in case a business has several company types.
The revised criteria will take effect from 1 september 2023. Click here to view the revised criteria.
Supplementary decisions and interpretations
Following the conclusive formal adoption of these criteria, the supplementary decisions and interpretations below have been drafted in conjunction with the Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals. These decisions/interpretations have not yet been formally adopted and, in the event of exceptional circumstances, are subject to change before being included in the established BLL criteria. In anticipation thereof, certification will be carried out on the basis of these supplementary decisions and interpretations.
Declaration of stunned slaughter
All abattoirs wishing to slaughter Better Life label animals must sign and enclose a declaration of stunned slaughter with their application.
In some cases, as well as applying for company type ‘abattoir’, it will also be necessary to apply for company type ‘processor’. This is only necessary when poultry, turkeys or rabbits are cut, when beef cows are cut further than into quarters and pigs are cut further into halves.