Unilever and Noble Foods top of table for animal welfare – charity boss

By Gary Scattergood

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The head of food business at charity Compassion in World Farming has picked out Unilever and Noble Foods as two firms which have made great strides in improving animal welfare standards in recent years.

In this exclusive podcast for FoodManufacture.co.uk, Dr Tracey Jones gave her assessment of how UK manufacturers are performing when it comes to driving up animal welfare standards.

She explained that success is measured by those companies in receipt of the organisation’s Good Egg, Dairy, Chicken and Pig awards, and those that are ranked highly in its Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare.

Paying the price

Jones goes on to reveal which types of food companies she is keen to work with and outlined the requirements they have to fulfil under its Food Business Programme.

With food manufacturers already meeting baseline animal welfare standards, Jones revealed why she thinks they ought to raise the bar and looked at the tricky issue of paying for improvements in a tough retail and consumer environment.

Finally, Jones revealed which food company was responsible for the charity’s biggest success story when it comes to improving animal welfare standards and explained how it created a ripple effect throughout the category.

Have a listen to the podcast to find out which company it was.

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