Avianza promotes its first certification to promote poultry meat from Spain

  • This certificate arises under the fundamental and unifying premises of Sustainability, Animal Welfare and Food Safety for the entire poultry meat production chain.
  • That the sector has its own distinctive mark is a decisive step to highlight the quality of Spanish poultry meat and consolidate the country as one of the European leaders in production.
  • This reference will be present in the attached poultry meat products so that the consumer associates the consumption of poultry with a product that meets the highest quality standards throughout the food chain.
  • The interprofessional encourages all national producers to join the network of companies certified with the AVES DE ESPAÑA distinctive


Madrid, October 24, 2023. Spanish poultry meat already has its own quality certificate. Under the global initiative “BIRDS OF SPAIN” (www.avesdeespana.es), promoted by Avianza (Spanish Interprofessional Association of Poultry Meat), the bases and necessary tools are laid to value the production of poultry meat (chicken, turkey and quail) in our country, from its breeding, production, preparation of products and its distribution throughout the world.

This certificate functions as a backbone element of the main values of the entire production chain: sustainability (both environmental, economic and social), the Animal welfare and the Food safety, which is why it represents a decisive step to value the quality of Spanish poultry meat and consolidate the country as one of the European leaders in poultry meat production.

This initiative also incorporates the Avianza Animal Welfare Spain (AAWS),a new B+ Animal Welfare Commitment badge, specific for the poultry meat sector, and guarantor of its implementation, above the current regulations throughout the production process.

All the information at the consumer's fingertips

The AVES DE ESPAÑA certification in poultry meat products assures the consumer that the operators who obtain it have a certified system that includes strict traceability, quality and control requirements, identifying poultry for meat production in the market ( fresh, chilled or frozen, whether packaged or in bulk); and products made, transformed or processed with it.

To this end, products that meet all the requirements of the regulation and are certified will have the AVES DE ESPAÑA label on their packaging. Besides, This logo carries a QR code, in which the consumer can scan and learn up close all the information on the origin and traceability of the product they are consuming.

This launch is a priority for Avianza and the sector, because we are sure that the Spanish Birds certificate will give consumers greater confidence in the transparency of quality processes, increase the prestige of the sector and its products and, of course, will favor local consumption over imported products” says Josep Solé, president of Avianza.

A challenge for the sector

From Avianza the website has been enabled BIRDS OF SPAIN (www.avesdeespana.es) to inform the entire sector about the details of the certification process and all national producers are urged to join the network of certified companies under the umbrella of AVES DE ESPAÑA.

The pilot project for this seal is being carried out with the poultry companies PADESA and Vall Companys, and the interprofessional estimates that more than twenty companies will join throughout this year.

A certified process

Compliance with the requirements of the regulation by operators and their certification is carried out through external audits carried out by a certification entity approved by ENAC, and are authorized by Avianza.

Avianza brings together more than 65 associated companies and represents more than 90% of companies linked to the poultry sector, both chicken, turkey and other poultry. In total, it has more than 5,000 farms and production centers, 281 cutting and processing rooms, which provide direct employment to more than 40,000 professionals.