Know what you are eating and drinking

We have to take good care of animals, even if we are going to end up eating them. That is why meat has a quality label. This can be found on the packaging when you buy it from the shop. Let Anna and Dean tell you more.

Fresh milk or long-life milk

Curious about the life of the cow that has provided your glass of milk? Then take a look at the quality label. The most popular type of milk is fresh milk. This means that the milk has been pasteurised (briefly heated to kill bacteria) and has a limited shelf life. There is also long-life milk. This milk has been heated for longer in the factory to kill bacteria and so the milk keeps for a few months.

What products are made from milk?

  • Buttermilk
  • Yogurt,
  • Custard and many more desserts
  • Quark
  • Ice cream
  • Coffee creamer
  • Chocolate milk
  • Milk shakes
  • Drinking yogurt
  • Porridge
  • Whipped cream, sour cream and crème fraîche
  • Butter Cheese

Food labels and animal welfare

Nowadays you can find milk or other dairy products that aswer to a certain animal welfare certification. This is presented with a label on the package. The label tells you how animals were raised: Did the cows have their own field where they can graze and play or are they kept indoors in an enriched environment. Next time you go to the supermarket keep an eye our for those different labels.

Free-range meat

A free-range cow has lots of space and can go outside often. The free-range label is equivalent to 2 stars food label. 

Organic meat

Meat may be called ‘organic’ if the cow has eaten food made without the use of chemical pesticides and if no fertiliser has been used. Moreover, the cow has been able to walk around and lie down in the field.

Test your knowledge

Sometimes, when you’re giving a presentation, you might need to ask the audience questions. Why not test your own knowledge here? You could use them in your presentation