SPAR Austria is rewarding about 130 Austrian egg farmers for their ongoing commitment to animal welfare with a combined €117.000 bonus payment.
Over 130 Austrian egg farms, cooperating with SPAR, are regularly checked and are rewarded every two years for their strong commitment to quality standards.
Based on these reviews, SPAR will pay the laying hen farms about €117.000 for 2018 and 2019. The payment of the bonus can amount to up to €1.600 per producer.
On behalf of SPAR Austria, independent supervisory bodies regularly check all farmers and suppliers delivering eggs for SPAR Own Brands.
The central criteria are the use of GMO-free feed, the freshness of the eggs, hygiene standards throughout the entire production chain, product quality, and animal welfare standards.
”With the egg bonus, we want to show farmers our appreciation for their agricultural products, their valuable work, and personal commitment”, said SPAR Austria’s CEO, Dr Gerhard Drexel.