Many consumers who buy organic food do so out of concern for animal welfare. Axfood has therefore invested in an ever-growing selection of organic beef and pork – currently 65 items in all. Axfood gives priority to organic meat with the Swedish KRAV certification, which has considerably more stringent animal welfare standards than other organic certifications.
In its purchasing of conventionally raised meat, Axfood adheres to the animal welfare criteria that apply for pigs in the UK, i.e., the requirements that have been set for Danish pork that is imported by certain grocery store chains in the UK.
Hemköp have stopped selling eggs from caged hens entirely.