IKB Varken, one of the Dutch quality systems in the Netherlands for pig farmers, is now officially recognized as equivalent to the GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standard Version 4 for Pigs under the category Equivalent Scheme.

IKB stand for Integral Chain Management. Operated by the Centrum voor Bedrijfsdiensten B.V. (CBD) since 2005, the Dutch IKB assurance system for pigs was developed about 20 years ago to provide guarantees about the quality and origin of meat and the production methods used.

The scheme monitors and inspects pig feed, use of medicines, hygiene standards and animal transport on farms and at processing companies, with extra attention devoted to animal welfare.

Learn more at IKB Varken (Dutch only)

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