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Turkey Farm Given Go Ahead for Smokery

by 5m Editor
30 January 2008, at 10:30am

UK - Poultry company Turkey Talk has become the first farm in Warwickshire to be fully approved for an EEC licence and given the green light to start production of smoked meats in a purpose built smokery.


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"We forecast increasing our cooked poultry output by up to seven times over the course of the next few months"
Managing Director Rod Adlington.

The family run business was voted runner-up in the 2007 Farmers Weekly Poultry Farmer of the Year competition and is the only one of its kind farming naturally reared turkey all year round.

With the assistance of a £40,000 grant from Advantage West Midlands’ Rural Enterprise Scheme, the business has invested heavily over the past two years in developing a state of the art slaughter house, cold store and dual purpose smoking oven, which delicately flavours the poultry with the essence of real oak wood chips to create a moist and succulent finished cut.

Having undergone a rigorous inspection in October 2007, Turkey Talk received a full bill of health from the Food Standards Agency on 18 January, meaning the company is now free to commence production of a new charcuterie range incorporating their own home grown turkey, and locally sourced chicken, duck, goose and ham from nearby farms. The lifetime EEC license also means the company is now fully accredited to export to the whole of Europe.

Managing Director Rod Adlington said: “With our improved capability and advanced production technology we forecast increasing our cooked poultry output by up to seven times over the course of the next few months, while retaining the exceptional quality and consistency that our customers have come to rely on.

Source: MeatInfo

5m Editor