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Welfare Goes to the Vote at Tesco

by 5m Editor
27 June 2008, at 1:07p.m.

UK - Tesco shareholders are being asked to back proposals to improve welfare standards for chickens championed by TV cook Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.

According to the BBC news, the celebrity chef will attend Tesco's annual general meeting in Solihull where investors will be asked to adopt new standards for the rearing of birds.

Mr Fearnley-Whittingstall and other chefs have highlighted what they say are appalling conditions in some farms.

But Tesco maintains it sources chickens from farms with high standards.

The BBC's Sarah Campbell in Solihull said that the TV chef only had the backing of about 12% of shareholder votes, when he needed 75% for the proposal to be approved.

View the BBC news story by clicking here.

5m Editor