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What is PLA?

These are the (Spanish) initials used to identify Antiobiotic-free swine production, from weaning to slaughter.

What does it consist of?

It means breeding pigs in the best animal welfare conditions so that, from the time they are weaned from their mothers, they do not require the use of any antibiotic. This breeding is done on farms that meet the most demanding biosafety and control measures. The animals are also handled and looked after by highly qualified personnel, trained in responsible breeding, who are motivated and committed to the quality concept in the entire growth process. The result of all of this is that no antibiotics are administered to these pigs.

This achievement is the result of research and considerable investments by the Tervalis Group, both in means and in personnel, to be able to maintain the pigs in ideal health conditions.

The farms where this breeding is carried out are located in places where there is no swine concentration. It is a unique, extensive and natural territory, where the population density is 9.2 inhabitants per km2, 30% is woodland, another 30% cropland, 20% hills and meadows, and only 10% inhabited areas. This makes it a real paradise for breeding the best PLA stock, at the same time as it represents a commitment to the development of disadvantaged areas such as the province of Teruel.


How do I identify a porcine product PLA?

Through the AENOR certification seal: Antibiotic free production from weaning


How do I identify a PLA beef product?

Through the AENOR certification seal: Antibiotic free production since the end of lactation.

What advantages does it afford consumers?

The possibility of choosing a type of meat that comes from pigs that have not taken any antibiotic since the time they were weaned from their mothers and that have been treated with the maximum animal welfare conditions.

Furthermore, its consumption helps maintain and develop the rural medium.

Productos PLA

In which products can I find it now?

Iberian loin of bait (50% Iberian); Iberian sausage and Iberian Chorizo with the labeling Healthy Air Black and Excellent Black, and throughout our range of Healthy Sang Greengus.

How have we achieved the PLA?

The Tervalis group has been investing up to 10% of its turnover in R&D, making it the fifth in the European research and development ranking. It is the first European company to certify the production of Antibiotic-free swine from weaning and that markets its products. A process that has been controlled and certified from start to finish by AENOR, the Spanish Standardisation and Certification Association.

Aire Sano, Teruel by nature