Troutlodge has been designated as a RSPCA Assured producer of rainbow trout, a certification of high animal welfare standards in all areas of production.
The RSPCA Assured label is designated by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) for the enhancement of welfare standards for food production. Troutlodge was recently awarded certification for this well-respected label. The certification is an important achievement for a number of customers who produce juveniles for subsequent harvest within the scheme. The label also provides additional options for the sourcing of rainbow trout eggs for growers who currently market final product under this brand.
The facility in Seattle, Washington, USA was inspected for water quality and careful handling procedures. RSPCA standards are designed to ensure fish are raised in a healthy environment without stressful handling procedures. To prepare for certification, and ensure the procedures are maintained, a specialized welfare training program has been put in place for current and future Troutlodge staff.