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Sectors Awarded for Contribution to Animal Welfare

by 5m Editor
15 November 2011, at 9:22am

UK - Compassion in World Farming will present more than 40 hospitals, educational institutions and local councils with <em>Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards</em> on Monday, 28 November 2011, for their efforts in improving the welfare of millions of farm animals.

The event will be hosted by Jenny Jones, the Green Assembly Member and former chair of London Food. TV chef, Allegra McEvedy will present the awards in three categories – Good Egg, Good Chicken and Good Dairy.

These awards recognise commitment by the receivers, to improving the lives of animals by sourcing only high welfare eggs, chicken or dairy produce for their catering.

The Public Procurement Awards are part of a suite of Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards presented to the food industry across Europe by Compassion in World Farming. The award winners are set to improve the lives of millions of hens, chickens, pigs and dairy cows as a result of their policies.

Launched in 2007, Compassion in World Farming’s Food Business Team has pioneered a unique partnership approach – working with the European food industry to encourage and reward commitment, transparency, performance and innovation in the field of animal welfare.

Katy Read, Head of Food Business at Compassion in World Farming said: "We’re so excited to see so many public procurement organisations engaging with us and opting for higher welfare meat and dairy produce. It goes to show that it’s not just the big food companies that can make a difference, but we can all make steps to improve the lives of millions of farm animals."