2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Boparan was called to appear before a parliamentary inquiry, after allegations of food safety, hygiene and welfare breaches at its West Bromwich plant.
The hearing on October 25, before the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, heard evidence from Boparan, The Food Standards Agency, Assured Food Standards and the British Poultry Council.
The inquiry looked at the potential ramifications of the allegations made against 2 Sisters for the poultry sector and the wider food chain. It also probed the role and performance of the regulatory and accreditation bodies in maintaining food standards and food safety.
It followed an undercover joint investigation by The Guardian and ITV News, which alledged chickens returned by supermarket distribution centres were being repackaged and returned to retailers, as well as hygiene and welfare offences.