How do Belgian slaughterhouses safeguard animal welfare?

Animal welfare in Belgian slaughterhouses is continuously monitored. Bert Driesen, researcher at Leuven University, helps slaughterhouses with his expertise and knowledge to optimise animal welfare. “Animal welfare is not a static issue,” he says. “It evolves over time. We are always raising the bar.”

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Belgian livestock farming further reduces antibiotic use

Belgian livestock farming can show good figures when it comes to antibiotic use. While the drop in antibiotic use appeared to stagnate in 2020, use has further fallen in the past year.

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Belbeef’s Sustainablility Monitor maps Belgium’s Beef’s sustainability in detail for the first time

Belbeef is an interprofessional organization that unites different elements from the beef chain. Belbeef is the owner of the Belbeef quality standard for beef. Their ‘Sustainability Monitor’ maps out the sustainability efforts from Belgian beef farmers.

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Belgian White Blue: jewel on the crown of Belgian beef breeds

Combining craftsmanship, food safety, and tailor-made service, the Belgian meat suppliers have turned their expertise into an art – with Belgian White Blue as the jewel on the crown of Belgian beef, in terms of quality, yield and sustainability.

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75% less antibiotics in Belgian animal feeds, 65% less in total usage

To enhance food safety, Belgium has drastically reduced the use of antibiotics in animal feed and livestock farming, thus reaching their goals set for 2020. New goals set for 2024 will even further reduce the use, backed by continuous monitoring and tracing.

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COVID-19: how the Belgian meat industry manages unprecedented situations

During the corona pandemic, workers in slaughterhouses in several countries became infected. How did the Belgian meat industry handle this situation? And how do we generally deal with unprecedented health and food safety issues?

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Food safety: the essential contribution of well-monitored meat farming

Food safety starts with well-monitored meat farming: here’s why Belgium is in full control of food safety, traceability and meat quality.

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SEUROP: Belgium leads in high-yield beef production

Based on the standardized European SEUROP classification, Belgium has a leading position in terms of slaughters in the highest class for European Beef. This ensures top-quality European Beef for a meat buyers and importers world-wide.

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Fact Check: What makes Belgium a pioneer in food safety?

Within Europe, Belgium has emerged as a forerunner in the area of food safety. From livestock feed to point-of-sale: the strictest control and traceability standards are applied, ensuring full safety and quality for meat buyers and importers. What’s the main differentiator?

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Fact Check: How come Belgian beef suppliers are 100% customer-focused?

European beef owes its unique position to the people who make up the profession. From breeder, butcher to exporter: all the Belgian beef professionals know their customers and offer tailor-made services to enable smooth supply of quality European beef—so you can confidently import it.

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Belgium, beef producer in the heart of Europe

Belgium has a long tradition in meat export (beef and pork) and occupies a leading role within the European meat production sector. Its strategic location in the heart of Europe is key in a swift and successful supply chain.

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Beef in Belgium: Facts & Figures 2019

Belgium is one of the world’s leading producers and export countries of European meat. Its well-controlled production process, backed by years of experience and a clear focus on export, leads to a stable position on the meat trade market.

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Belgian Meat suppliers guide 2021

Who is who: complete overview of all Belgian meat suppliers, with product specifications, activities, certifications, destinations,…


Beef catalogue

Meat cuts: exhaustive range of Certified European beef cuts, offered by the Belgian meat suppliers.


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