All due diligence is taken when choosing our suppliers. We are strong believers in animal welfare above and beyond EU legislation. When possible we choose suppliers whose own animal welfare policy covers the 5 F's:
- Freedom from pain, injury and disease
- Freedom from fear and distress
- Freedom from discomfort
- Freedom from hunger and thirst
- Freedom to express normal behaviour
All suppliers complete a supplier self-questionnaire annually. Each questionnaire is reviewed and if Direct Meats is not happy with the quality of care animals receive or we feel that that improvements can be made we will audit the suppliers unannounced and if necessarily delist them as suppliers.
At Direct Meats, we recognise our customers concerns on the use of genetically modified ingredients in food. There are no genetically modified animals on the market at this time and Direct Meats has no intention to supply or use any manufactured product that may include GM ingredients.