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Poultry & Eggs

Poultry & Eggs

Poultry

All Morrisons-label Fresh Chicken in 100% British. We work through a small number of UK processors to deliver fresh chicken which is produced to some of the highest welfare standards in the world.

Poultry meat is a fast growing market and our poultry farmers are some of the most efficient, sustainable and welfare conscious in any sector. Many farms have installed biomass heating systems to turn chicken manure into heat, while all actively monitor an number of key welfare indicators.

In 2011 we were the first major supermarket to introduce natural lighting into all our chicken units following research into chicken behaviour with the University of Bristol. This means that all Morrisons chicken , not just our Free Range and Organic products, benefit from some of the highest welfare standards found anywhere.

Each processor works with a number of local farmers in their particular region of the UK, typically 30 to 40 specialist poultry rearing farms. We work closely with these farmers through our Producer Groups. Click on the link to find out more.

As you would expect from Morrisons, all our farm are audited to Red Tractor standards.

Eggs

We care about the eggs we sell, the farm they came from and how the hens that lay them are looked after. That’s why 100% of our eggs, are produced on British farms certified to British Lion Quality Standards laid down by the Egg Industry Council.

Additionally, any free range eggs we sell are certified by the RSPCA. Each hen from organic or free range systems is given an area to roam outside the size which is equal to two single beds side by side - that's a lot of space for all the hens outside.

Since 2018, we have our own egg packing facility in Chippindale Foods and buy directly from egg farmers in the North of England. We also work with two other egg companies in Lincolnshire and Aberdeen, who all work closely with groups of local farmers in their local area.

Discover more about these farms on the Morrisons site.

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