2 Sisters Food Group launches bio-security workshops

2 Sisters Food Group launches bio-security workshops

2 Sisters Food Group, one of the UK’s leading poultry suppliers, plans to run a series of bio-security workshops throughout February and March.

The company says it wants to demonstrate its commitment to reducing the presence of Campylobacter on farms, in line with the recently refreshed strategy launched by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Campylobacter is the subject of a new, £4 million initiative from the FSA, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Defra, which details a joint strategy aimed at reducing the risks of the food borne pathogen through increased risk management processes across the whole supply chain, from field to fork.

2 Sisters Food Group’s Poultry Division, which draws on over 600 farms across the UK, supplying own label, food service and food manufacturers, will run 20 interactive workshops from the beginning of February to communicate the latest best practice, ensuring it continues to lead the industry in delivering the highest standards of food safety.

Michelle Waterman, group agricultural director for 2 Sisters Food Group, commented: “We’re committed to ensuring the very best standards across all of our UK farms, in both food safety and quality. We want biosecurity best practice to become a way of life for everyone on our farms. By working closely with our farmers we believe we can send less bacteria into the food chain and play our part in producing safer chickens. We’re also pleased that the results of our Campylobacter reduction initiatives will also aid the FSA’s research into the most effective methods to prevent colonization at farm level, something that the whole farming community across the globe could benefit from in the future.”

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