The “Fermier Dombes Label Rouge Le Prince” seal of approval distinguishes high-quality poultry from the Dombes region. Only products that meet the stringent quality requirements and controls of the French Ministry of Agriculture are certified with the “Label Rouge“. Miéral is one of few sellers of this poultry; his standards for them are akin to those for his Excellence and AOP animals.
Our Muscovy duck (or Barbary duck) is the domesticated version of the originally South American Muscovy duck, which was brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus. Unlike other domestic ducks, Muscovy ducks have relatively lean and firm meat.
Gutted poultry is also called paunched. It is manually removed after the slaughter to avoid cutting the animal. This prevents the spread of intestinal bacteria. All other organs and the head and feet remain intact, which gives the meat a longer shelf life and provides insights into the keeping of the animal. Only unhurt feet imply high standards of animal welfare.