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January 2017
DOWNPASS 2017: The down and feather industry presents the new Zero Tolerance Standard

  • Standard for the exclusion of live plucking, of products from foie gras production and for the monitoring of breeding conditions, coming into force on January 1st
  • 60 companies, 16 countries: Best Practice international - DOWNPASS 2017
  • Against mandatory seals - The industry of down and feathers fights for free assortment policy of trading and industry


In combination with a quality control, which only allows new down and feathers, this approach symbolises two guiding principles of the industry of down and feathers: animal welfare and quality. Because of this strong commitment from the industry of down and feathers, the traceability system was built up which becomes effective as the new Zero Tolerance Standard. Download