Food Film Shorts 2019 winner – Black Sesame

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Food Film Shorts category at the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year awards is ‘Black Sesame’, by Jennifer Davick. Jennifer’s short film shows Chef Maya Erickson’s Black Sesame Dessert. Maya created this dessert while working as the pastry chef at Lazy Bear, a San Francisco […]

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Benefits of environmental enrichment on pig health and welfare

Recent research suggests that short pulses of enrichment induced behaviour may have beneficial effects on the brain in terms of improved emotional state and reduced inflammation. The beneficial effects of environmental enrichment on the reduction and prevention of harmful behaviours in captive animals are well known, however research into its effects on neural development and […]

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Production Partner Focus – Madeo, Italy

Each month we run a profile on our high welfare production partners and this month it’s the turn of Good Pig Award 2017 winners Madeo. More from Anna Madeo… Who are Madeo and what is their history? Madeo was the brainchild of Ernesto Madeo who, along with his family, started his breeding farming in 1984. […]

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Animal Health and Welfare courses – May 2019

From across our network here are some dates for training events, conference or workshops Tuesday 14th May – Welfare Indicators for Novel Species in Aquaculture – Swansea This event is free but booking is essential (via eventbrite here) For more information on the event, you can download a flier here  

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Food Film Shorts 2019 shortlist revealed

Earlier this year, we posted that Winterbotham Darby are proud sponsors of Food Film Shorts – a category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. The remit for the category was that we were looking for short (30 sec – 3 minutes) films that could be about food in any context. We asked […]

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Squeaky Bean – new plant based brand

The meat free market continues to grow with more and more consumers buying into the category, buying more frequently and also spending more on their plant-based purchases. These changes have made the meat-free market an exciting area to work in. Part of that movement has been the introduction of Vivera into UK retailers. A Dutch […]

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Animal welfare training

Two weeks ago Maria and Louisa from our Farm Assurance and Welfare team attended the Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) and Poultry Welfare Officer (PWO) courses run by University of Bristol, Veterinary School at Langford.   Our WD Farm Assurance managers, key personnel from our production partners and our independent auditors (KIWA Agri-Food) are committed to participating in […]

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Pain management trials – an update

You may remember that last month we featured one of our industry partners, Medical Ethics Pty Ltd. They have recently completed a number of studies for their Tri-Solfen® anaesthetic and analgesia product. The objective being to verify the safety and efficacy in mitigating pain during and after piglet castration. We spoke to Allan Giffard, Managing […]

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Production partner focus – Italy

We work with a large number of European production partners and in each newsletter we will highlight one of our welfare partners. This time it’s the turn of Italian partner, Citterio. Winterbotham Darby and Citterio have now been working together since 2007 and in that time have developed a fantastic partnership approach. They have a […]

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Commitment made to Food Waste Reduction

Winterbotham Darby have joined a collective of large UK food businesses (across retail, manufacturing and foodservice) to commit to reduce food waste by 50%, by 2030, across their UK operations. The UN reports that about a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted and in the UK alone this was […]

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