2 March 2018
Food Standards Agency investigative report
We welcome the publication of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigative report into our UK poultry sites and we fully support its outcomes and recommendations.
In particular, we would draw attention to the following comments made in paragraphs 62 & 63 of its report – the outcome of the FSA investigation:
Whilst the FSA investigation into 2SFG poultry cutting plants found some weaknesses in compliance with official controls, these issues were addressed promptly by the company and at no point during the investigation did we find activities in place that led us to issuing enforcement notices nor suspending approval for the production or distribution of poultry from these cutting plants.
For the improvements the company has made to be sustainable, the company’s journey to a better corporate culture must continue. 2SFG appears to have embraced “openness” and this may go some way to giving assurances that the company is serious about continuous improvement.
Not only did we act swiftly on remedying the situation once alerted last year, we have led the way with new initiatives to ensure trust and transparency are maintained within the industry.
For example, we are the only UK food business to publish all of its audit outcomes and are introducing independently monitored CCTV at all of our cutting plants.
We look forward to continuing an open and positive dialogue with the FSA and other regulatory bodies.
The full FSA report can be read here: