The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has extended its ongoing investigations to other 2 Sisters poultry plants in England and Wales as the chicken crisis continues.
This follows an initial inspection by the FSA, working with the local authority, into the food hygiene and labelling concerns raised by ITN/Guardian last month at the 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich plant.
The FSA said that its inspection has not identified food safety issues on these premises, but it highlighted issues requiring management attention, for example in relation to some aspects of staff training and stock control.
It is currently working with the major retailers supplied by 2 Sisters, as well as reviewing information from various other sources.
Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency said: “Consumers deserve food they can trust, and can be reassured that we take allegations of poor practice very seriously.
“Although our initial inspection found no risk to public health, we are broadening our investigations until we are satisfied that this is truly the case.”