Animal welfare audits

Certified auditors from the Professional Animal auditor certification organization (PAACO

Meat and Poultry

PAACO’s mission is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of animal auditors, as well as the review and/or certification of animal audit instruments, assessments and programs. Animal welfare issues affect multiple segments of the animal and food industry.

Animal care is widely recognized to have an impact on the following areas:

  • food retailing
  • food service industry
  • government food purchases
  • meat/poultry manufacturers and processors
  • recreational interests associated with animals
  • meat animal marketing
  • animal production facilities/farms
  • pharmaceutical companies
  • equipment manufacturers
  • animal laboratories

PAACO, provides a uniform minimum standards for auditors in education and experience, training, continuing education and applicable code of conduct to maintain certification.