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Certificate Animal Welfair®

homologated by IRTA and NEIKER based on the european benchmarks Welfare Quality and AWIN

Nº 03/23/23/0020


as certification entity with approval code 03, declares that the organization:


Paraje El Granecil – San Esteban de Gormaz (Soria – Spain)


is in accordance with the Animal Welfair® General Regulations based on the Welfair Quality y AWIN® benchmarks for the scope:


SCOPE: Pekin ducks for meat and meat products without force-feeding management.

All operators covered by the present certification have been reviewed and certified by KIWA ESPAÑA S.L.U.

First issue date: 06/10/2023

Expiration date: 06/10/2024

Certification cycle: Pre-Initial cycle: – 1º year

The Welfair® animal welfare certification is the only independent certificate approved by the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA) in collaboration with the Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development (NEIKER). It is based on European benchmarks Welfare Quality® and AWIN and comprehensively evaluates and monitors animal welfare quality on farms, in rearing areas and in slaughterhouses.

Quality, Food Safety and The Environment

From the year 2000, with the development of the White Paper on Food Safety, it has been implemented throughout the European Union a concept of integrating food safety from primary production to the placing on the food market (from farm to fork). Quality, Food Safety and the Environment Policy.

Food Safety Certification

The management of Canard, S.A. is aware that the Food Safety Management combined with high productivity, is one of the main tools to improve their competitiveness; Canard, S.A. has implemented a Food Safety Management System based on the IFS Food Standard; an international standard recognized by GFSI (Global Food Security Initiative), based on a HACCP system with good processing standards and a document management system.
Obtaining the ISF certificate indicates that Canard S.A has established appropriate processes to guarantee the safety of the products it manufactures and that it respects the specifications of its clients; that it is a reliable organisation that can ensure that it works methodically to assure the quality of the products sold.

CANARD S.A has been SAE certified since 04/19/2016, being the first foie company to be certified

The Audited System of Specific Self-controls (SAE) was created with the publication and entry into force of Royal Decree 993/2014, of 28 November. In this, the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food obliges companies to implement a self-control system for the export of food of animal origin to third countries that demand different requirements to those of the European Union regulations. In addition, this system must be certified by an accredited Independent Control Body.
The SAE certificate guarantees that exports of food of animal origin destined for human consumption are examined and comply with all the requirements demanded by each country. Therefore, the certificate guarantees that all export procedures are properly followed.

Tierra de Sabor – Heart of Spain

The Agricultural Technological Institute of Castilla and León has granted the company Canard, S.A. the use of the certification mark “TIERRA DE SABOR – Heart of Spain” by linking the manufactured products with the territory of Castilla and Leon and the differential characteristics presented compared to other products in its category.


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