The poultry industry entails raising domesticated birds, such as chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese, for the purpose of farming meat or eggs for food. Poultry are farmed in great numbers, with chickens being the most numerous. More than 60 billion chickens are raised annually as a source of food, for both their meat and their eggs.
Next to meat, poultry is among the highest-risk categories for food safety, as evidenced by frequent recalls and safety scandals that impact even major brands. WQS-QIMA helps all participants of the poultry industry secure food quality and safety in their supply chain, with professional inspections, third-party supplier audits and certifications to internationally recognized schemes.
In addition, as attention to animal welfare in the poultry industry increases from consumers and regulators alike, we offer animal welfare and cage-free certification to poultry farmers that want to build up their sustainability credentials.
Solutions for the Poultry Industry: