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Statement Regarding CMA Clearance of our Proposed Joint Venture

December 7, 2017

We are excited to announce that we have received approval from the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to create a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck. Faccenda Foods will join Cargill’s UK fresh chicken business form the standalone joint venture.We are very pleased with the decision of the CMA and we currently anticipate that we will be operating as a standalone joint venture by end…

Our progress tackling modern slavery

November 27, 2017

In April 2016 we published our modern slavery statement and policy, and our first progress update followed in October of the same year. This update details what further progress we have made in the subsequent 12 months, to minimise the likelihood of unacceptable labour practices occurring in our business or supply chain.

Cargill and Faccenda Foods to combine their fresh chicken, turkey and duck activities to create a leading UK food business

September 25, 2017

(LONDON) 25 September, 2017 – Cargill and Faccenda Foods have agreed to establish a joint venture to create a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck. The new company will have the capability to respond to changing customer needs in the retail and food service sectors with a strategy for growth. The formation of this joint venture is subject to clearance by the relevant regulatory authorities.Cargill’s fresh…

Faccenda Foods named Manufacturer of the Year

June 29, 2017

Brackley, UK – Faccenda Foods has been named Meat Management’s Manufacturer of the Year for 2017.  Voted for by readers of Meat Management, this is the second time Faccenda have scooped the top prize in the last 3 years, winning previously in 2015. In a challenging market Faccenda has continued to invest throughout its supply chain and on important issues, like food safety and animal welfare, with a particular focus on tackling Campylobacter and…

Faccenda Foods looking beyond challenging markets

January 16, 2017

Brackley, UK – Faccenda Foods, one of the UK’s leading food companies, has filed annual results for the 2016 financial year that reflect a continuation of the previous year’s tough trading environment. While top line growth was broadly flat, from £526m to £523 million, operating profit reflected continued price deflation, at £7.7 million.Despite the challenging market Faccenda has continued to invest throughout its supply chain, including new fresh despatch facilities…

Congratulations to the Faccenda award winners

Congratulations to two Faccenda colleagues who won at the prestigious British Poultry Council Awards, which recognise the achievements of those within the poultry industry.  Our Technical Director, David Keeble was presented with a Distinguished Service award, while Farm Manager Sean Harrison was named the BPC/Zoetis Trainee of the Year.David has been instrumental in both our work to combat Campylobacter and also at an industry level supporting, the BPC and the Acting on Campylobacter…

New joint venture to deliver unique proposition in cooked poultry

August 5, 2016

Plymouth, UK, Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods have announced the creation of a new joint venture that will combine the respective skills of the two foods businesses and deliver growth, efficiency and a unique proposition for customers.  The new venture will retain the Dartmouth Foods name, capitalising on its strong brand and reputation for quality.Starting with duck, the new joint venture will integrate cooked poultry operations into the Faccenda Foods…

Faccenda Foods launches new partnership with FareShare

December 14, 2015

In October this year, we started a new partnership with the food charity, FareShare.   FareShare takes perfectly good food that otherwise may have been wasted and sends it to over 2,000 charities and community organisations that turn it into meals for vulnerable and disadvantaged people. It does this by working with businesses right across the food supply chain from manufacturers to retailers, helping early identification of food surpluses suitable…