The new RSPCA Assured certification mark will be available from Thursday 7 May 2015 but won’t become compulsory for another year, allowing members time to use up existing packaging.
The new label – which will replace the Freedom Food logo on products and menus – can be downloaded from midday on 7 May.
It can also be posted or emailed to members on request.
The new mark is subject to the same regulations as the Freedom Food label. Therefore, for a product to be RSPCA Assured, it must have been covered by the scheme from birth to slaughter (where appropriate) including at the farm, haulier, processor, packer and abattoir.