Only strictly controlled feed that is appropriate to the species and environmentally sound is used for the livestock. This is guaranteed to be free of declarable GMOs (not genetically modified) and must not contain any animal meal under any circumstances. Hormones and antibiotics for promotion have been banned in Switzerland since 1999.
The Swiss Liebefeld-Posieux Research Institute (ALP) ensures compliance with these regulations. It monitors and approves feed and prevents toxic or other unwanted substances from getting into meat.
The legal basis
- Articles 158-165 of the Agriculture Act of 29 April 1998
- Directive on the production and sale of animal feed (Animal Feed Directive) of 26 October 2011
- Animal feed log directive of 26 October 2011