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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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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Food Film Shorts sponsored by Winterbotham Darby

We are delighted to announce that Winterbotham Darby are sponsoring Food Film Shorts, joining an illustrious list of brands associated with the prestigious Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year. Now in its eight year, this is the world’s leading awards which recognise the art and diversity of food photography. Along with a wide range […]

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Special Recognition Award for Winterbotham Darby

We’re over the moon to announce that we’ve received a Special Recognition Award at the Compassion in World Farming (CIWF) Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards in Paris (Thursday 21st June). The award recognises companies that demonstrate outstanding innovation, commitment or achievement in a particular area of farm animal welfare.  To date, Unilever is the only […]

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Winterbotham Darby gains accreditation for first pan-European welfare scheme

We have a long heritage with animal welfare and farm assurance – our journey really started in 1999, then in 2002 we launched our first farm assured scheme in Italy. Since then we have progressed welfare in a way which enables us to stand out, showing commitment to an area which is often overlooked; considered […]

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Does your wallet match your ethics?

We hear it all the time…consumers say they would buy higher welfare products. However we also know that when it comes to the point of purchase, sales data shows us differently. Therefore we decided to commission some research into what consumer attitudes to animal welfare actually are and to get beneath the surface of this […]

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Freshly unearthed – launching a new concept in retail

Our flagship brand unearthed® has just launched a brand new deli pop-up in Waitrose, Richmond. Looking for the next generation of deli counter, we were challenged to deliver a unique and clearly differentiated experience. This is the culmination of a year-long project working closely with Waitrose to help develop and curate a whole new concept in […]

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Purchase Sales Team Leader

We have a vacancy for a Purchase Sales Team Leader. By managing  supplier relationships for the benefit of the Group, you will ensure all payments presented for payment are appropriate, timely and authorised. The role will entail: Management of purchase ledger team with two direct reports. Overseeing supplier relationships at purchase ledger level. Gathering and […]

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Demand Planner

We currently have a vacancy for a Demand Planner to join our busy supply chain team. The role entails:  Create & maintain demand forecasts for complex product base (exceptional/ short life skus) Use available customer data (e.g. sales, forecast, availability & stockholding) appropriately to optimise Demand Forecast accuracy. Exception lines – Closely monitor performance of […]

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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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Welcome to the new Food Film Shorts judges

In a previous post we announced our sponsorship of Food Film Shorts, a category of the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year awards. Today we meet the two new category judges. Here in our development kitchen we’re constantly working with new and exciting ingredients and there’s rarely a day that goes by when we […]

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Free farrowing – a case study

The majority of sows reared in indoor, commercial pig production farms farrow their piglets in crates. Farrowing crates were originally introduced to reduce the risk of sows crushing their piglets, by limiting the sow’s movement, particularly as they lie down. However farrowing crates raise serious animal welfare concerns, as they limit the most basic behaviours of […]

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Medical Ethics

As part of our focus on the Winterbotham Darby European Farm Partnership, we caught up with Charles ‘Chick’ Olsson, co-founder of Medical Ethics, to find out more about what they do and why they want to be a part of the EFP. We’re an Australian Research and Development company, which was set up in 2005. […]

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