In particular, the UK Contract stipulates that there may be no confinement of sows throughout the period of pregnancy, from service until farrowing. Danish pig producers submitted to The Product Standard for UK Contract lay down a number of other requirements to which they must conform. Regarding feedstuffs, the use of animal fats and meat and bonemeal is not permitted.
The UK Contract is in compliance with the EN45011 standard and all UK Contract producers are subject to an annual audit carried out by an accredited certification body. A premium is paid by the Danish co-operative slaughterhouses for all pigs produced under the UK Contract.