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28 September 2012

Premier Foods wins Compassion in World Farming Good Egg Award

Premier Foods has been awarded a Good Egg Award by Compassion in World Farming at its prestigious Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in recognition of its commitment to farm animal welfare.

Premier Foods has been awarded a Good Egg Award by Compassion in World Farming at its prestigious Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in recognition of its commitment to farm animal welfare.

The Company is the first food producer in the UK to commit to using free range of barn eggs across their entire brand portfolio which is the equivalent to over 70 million eggs. This pioneering work, launched back in early 2011, forms part of Premier Foods’ broader commitment to guarantee full traceability and high safety, quality and animal welfare for all the eggs that Premier Foods purchase. 

Hosted by top cook, food writer and broadcaster Valentine Warner the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, now in their sixth year, recognise and award food companies that are committed to implementing substantial policy changes that result in positive impacts for farm animals.  Over 270 million hens, chickens, dairy cows and calves, and pigs are now set to benefit each year as a result of all the award winners’ policies.

Ian Bowles, Group Head of Sustainability said: “Consumers are increasingly becoming more conscious shoppers. Including animal welfare as part of our sustainable procurement programme not only improves the lives of thousands of laying hens, it also meets the growing expectations of our customers and consumers.  We’re proud to be leading the way on this important animal welfare issue.”

ENDS

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Attenborough, Director of Communications  01727 805716 

Jon Bennett, Compassion in World Farming   01483 521952 / 07584 683485


Notes to Editors:
1. As Britain's largest food producer, Premier Foods is committed to being ‘The Best in British Food’ - delivering the taste the British love, with food that's made in Britain by people who understand British consumers.  We supply a range of retail, wholesale, foodservice and other customers with some of Britain's best loved brands, including Ambrosia, Batchelors, Bisto, Hovis, Loyd Grossman, Mr. Kipling, Oxo and Sharwood’s . The company employs around 10,000 people operating from over 40 sites from Plymouth to Glasgow.

2. Compassion in World Farming is recognised as the leading international farm animal welfare charity. It was founded in 1967 by Peter Roberts, a British dairy farmer, who became concerned about the development of intensive factory farming.  For further information on the Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards, please visit http://www.ciwf.org.uk/your_food/food_business_impact/default.aspx

3. For images, please visit: http://www.premierfoods.co.uk/news-&-media/image-gallery/


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