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Animal welfare and commitment to higher welfare standards have always been fundamental to M&S.
From Autumn 2022, all M&S chicken will be from slower-growing chickens that are RSPCA Assured.
When you buy M&S chicken carrying the RSPCA Assured logo, you can be sure that you are buying chicken raised to the RSPCA’s higher welfare standards.
At M&S, all Oakham Gold products are RSPCA Assured, including chicken breast fillets and legs, which come from slower grown corn-fed birds.
100% of M&S farmed salmon is RSPCA Assured. By looking for the RSPCA Assured logo when you shop, you will be buying salmon which is raised and managed to a dedicated set of welfare standards.
At M&S, you’ll find a wide selection including Scottish sweet chilli hot smoked salmon, whisky smoked salmon, Scottish oak smoked salmon, simple Scottish boneless salmon fillets and Scottish skin on & boneless salmon fillet joints for when you're cooking for the whole family.
100% of M&S pork is outdoor-bred RSPCA Assured. At M&S, you can find bacon, gammon and lardons all carrying the RSPCA Assured logo and giving you the confidence to buy products knowing that they come from pigs that were raised and cared for to higher welfare standards.
In 2017, M&S became the first retailer to stock RSPCA Assured milk. Coming only from cows that live according to the RSPCA’s strict higher welfare standards, all milk on the shelves at M&S carries the RSPCA Assured logo.
M&S has a long history of leading on animal welfare standards, working with our M&S Select farmers we know and trust. We were the first retailer to sign up to the Better Chicken Commitment, the first major retailer to move to 100% Free Range eggs and all our pork is 100% outdoor bred.
We already have the biggest range of RSPCA Assured products on the market but we constantly want to raise the bar - that is why we are making this industry-leading commitment. It will lead to a step-change in UK farming standards and show customers that our determination to maintain the highest welfare standards means they will always get exceptional quality and trusted value at M&S.
- Steve McLean, Head of Agriculture and Fisheries
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