Shopping SPCA Blue Tick®

Consumers with an interest in meat and eggs that was farmed to high animal welfare standards run the risk of being misled by marketing terms, as these do not necessarily mean good animal welfare. Without independent audits and a third party trusted certification mark, the terms 'free range', 'free farmed' or 'free to roam' provides no assurance of high animal welfare.

The SPCA Blue Tick® certification logo on eggs and chicken products give consumers the reassurance that the products they buy have been farmed to our high animal welfare standards. The SPCA Blue Tick® standards can only be met after confirmation by an Royal New Zealand SPCA employee or an third party auditor contracted by Royal New Zealand SPCA who has been trained to our SPCA Blue Tick® standards. Following this, the SPCA Blue Tick® will issue a 'Certificate of Approval' for the farm or the site that has successfully passed the audit. 

Benefits of buying SPCA Blue Tick® Approved products:

  • We use independent auditors QCONZ (Quality Consultants New Zealand Ltd) to conduct regular and unannounced audits, so you can be certain that high animal welfare standards are being maintained

  • Your SPCA Blue Tick® shopping choices support Kiwi farmers who are 'farming the right way', providing New Zealand animals with a better quality of life

  • High animal welfare farming practices mean better quality products in your shopping basket

  • SPCA Blue Tick® means buying ‘New Zealand made’ and works to continually improve New Zealand as a country that cares about animal welfare

  • SPCA Blue Tick® choices are affordable, which is why we support a range of products including free range or barn laid eggs

  • SPCA Blue Tick® is easy shopping. Just look out for the SPCA Blue Tick®, a logo quickly identifiable among the other certifications

  • Every time you purchase a SPCA Blue Tick® product, you are indirectly supporting the charitable work of the SPCA

If you have a question about the SPCA Blue Tick® accreditation, please don't hesitate to contact us for more information. Have a look at some of our more frequently asked questions to see if your query has already been answered.

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