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Team Red Tractor First to Olympics Finishing Line

by 5m Editor
2 August 2012, at 8:03am

UK - With the Olympics in full swing, Red Tractor Assured farmers across the country are first to the finish line having successfully produced world-class food right in time for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The carefully sourced and quality grown food will feed around 23,900 athletes and team officials, 20,600 broadcasters and press and over 9 million visitors.

Following LOCOG’s decision to make Red Tractor food an essential ingredient for the Olympic Games, Red Tractor launched ‘Team RT’ the farming equivalent of Team GB. In the build-up to the torch relay, Red Tractor farmers showcased their role in the Olympics by hosting farm visits across the country to illustrate the route of British food from farm to Olympic venue.

David Clarke, Red Tractor CEO said: “Whilst our top athletes were getting trained up to deliver a first class sporting performance, our committed farmers, processors, packers and food service teams were working behind the scenes to help fuel Team GB as well as showcasing quality food and feeding visitors from around the world, as well as officials and press.”

Harry Irwin, chicken farmer from Norfolk is one of the hundreds of Red Tractor farmers supplying food for the Olympics and as part of Team RT, Harry hosted school visits to showcase the quality, care and attention that goes into producing food from farm to the Olympic venue.

Mr Irwin said: “Our chickens are raised to world-class standards under the Red Tractor scheme and it’s only fitting that our world class athletes get the best food to fuel them to the finish line. LOCOG’s Food Vision is a real commitment to sustainable sourcing for this summer and for the future and I’m proud to be part of Team RT which helps to deliver that.”