Aldi Scotland has become the first retailer to stock Scottish Outdoor Bred Pork Sausages as part of its ongoing commitment to animal welfare standards.
The sausages come from outdoor bred pigs that have been reared in well-ventilated straw barns, in accordance with SSPCA welfare standards.
Each pack of Outdoor Bred Pork Sausages will carry the SSPCA assured logo, in line with Aldi Scotland’s everyday fresh pork products, meaning that the pigs are reared, transported, and slaughtered in accordance with the highest welfare ideals
Graham Nicolson, group buying director for Aldi Scotland, said: “We know that animal welfare is an important consideration for our customers, and we share this principle. We are committed to providing the highest quality, locally sourced meat in our Scottish stores and by stocking products like these, which include SSPCA-assured Scottish pork, we hope to raise industry standards in the process.
“High welfare standards and locally sourced produce do not mean higher retail prices, and we are proud to bring the first Scottish Outdoor Bred Pork Sausages to market, while supporting the Scottish fresh meat sector, at Aldi’s everyday low prices.”
Outdoor Bred Sausages are joined in Aldi’s Specially Selected range by Scottish Back Bacon and Scottish Streaky Bacon, available in either smoked or unsmoked.