What is a processor?

Processors are sites that process a Better Life label product whereby during (part of) the processing the Better Life label is no longer an inseparable and integral part of the product. Processing also includes labelling and packing the product, with the exception of re-portioning, whereby at least one original packaging remains intact around the product so the Better Life label remains an inseparable and integral part of the product. Processors are regularly audited and certified (according to the inspection frequency as established in the certification regulations) by a Certification Body on the basis of the corresponding Better Life criteria. Processors include cutting plants, egg-breaking plants and egg-pasteurising plants, as well as egg packers and labellers.

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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 are subject to change before being included in the established BLL criteria. In anticipation thereof, certification may still be carried out on the basis of these draft decisions and interpretations.


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Additional documents for processors

The latest versions of these documents can be found on the Regulations page:

  • Conditions protocol for processors
  • User protocol and style manual
  • Guidelines delivering to non-participants
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