United Kingdom’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) is now investigating a dozen 2 Sisters Food Group poultry plants following an undercover investigation by ITV News and the Guardian in the company’s site in the West Midlands.
The secret filming uncovered a series of potential breaches of food safety rules by the company, which is the largest supplier in the UK of chickens to supermarkets.
Marks and Spencer, Lidl, Aldi, Sainsbury’s and Tesco already suspended getting chickens from the plant over hygiene concerns.
The 12 sites under probe are located in England, Scotland and Wales.
“This 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,” FSA said in a statement.
“We are working with the major retailers supplied by 2 Sisters, as well as reviewing information from various other sources.”
The ongoing probe doesn’t bother 2SFG.
“We receive regular audits at all our English and Welsh sites by the FSA throughout the year, so of course we will welcome our FSA colleagues at any location they wish to inspect in the coming days,” said 2SFG in a released statement.