Investment helps Moy Park steer clear of campylobacter speculation

By Nicholas Robinson contact

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Moy Park’s work on campylobacter research and practices had helped it avoid recent media attacks on poor poultry industry hygiene standards, one of the company’s general managers said.

Ben Carrigan, general manager of Moy Park Anwick, the UK’s largest poultry processing site, said the company had many ongoing projects to limit the risk of campylobacter at its sites.

Up to 1.9M chickens are processed at Anwick’s 27,000m² site each week, said Carrigan and strict procedures were in place to reduce the risk of campylobacter contamination.

“Moy Park operates to the highest possible animal welfare and hygiene standards in the UK,” ​he said.

’Stringent welfare and hygiene standards’

“We have very highly invested factories working to very stringent animal welfare and hygiene standards.”

The company was also working closely with the Food Standards Agency and local universities to better combat campylobacter risks, added Carrigan.

Substantial amounts of money had been pumped into the company’s farms​ and processing facilities.

The implementation of a training programme for more than 200 farmers and their catching teams, biosecurity monitoring and enhanced testing programmes, had also received investment.

Listen to this podcast to hear more about Moy Park’s initiatives.

Meanwhile, Carrigan told FoodManufacture.co.uk’s sister title Food Manufacture ​about Anwick’s multi-million pound investments in facilities. Read the September issue by subscribing here​.

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