Because La Ionica chicken is processed using the European Air-Chilling method, it is more sustainable in two keys ways. First, it saves water. And second, because our chickens are processed using the air chilled method there is no water to absorb during the process, it doesn’t need soaker pads – a big benefit. The La Ionica Sustainability and Technical team are also constantly working to make our operations more sustainable, finding new ways to reduce waste and energy use, and minimising the amount of waste used as landfill.
Food Safety and Quality are core values of the La Ionica brand and are at the forefront of everything we do to ensure we exceed expectations. Imbedding a Food Safety Culture into every aspect of our business is critical to our people and especially our customers, and our whole team works collaboratively to meet our goal to always produce safe, high quality food
- This commitment begins with our product, its development, marketing and delivery and it extends to the quality of our service and partnerships with our customers.
- We work continuously to manage and improve the safety and quality of our product using our Food Safety and Quality Systems
- We innovate and invest in best practice technologies which continuously improve the food safety and quality of our product.
- We maintain a great Food Safety Culture and strive to continually improve it.
- We recruit great staff and invest in training and education to deliver these outcomes.
The health and welfare of our poultry is a responsibility we take very seriously and we are committed to ensuring we are always at the forefront of industry best practice.
- We maintain the highest standards of animal health and welfare at every stage of production, including hatchery, breeder rearing, breeder laying, growing, pick-up, transport and processing.
- We have implemented the OSI Global Animal Welfare Standard that incorporates all legislative requirements.
- We ensure our high standards are maintained by incorporating our animal welfare practices into our quality systems, including our staff performance measurements.