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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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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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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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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Hotelympia

Back in March, our Foodservice team took part in Hotelympia, the UKs market leading hospitality and foodservice event. It’s a show with a lot of heritage as it started running back in 1935. We caught up with Barry Brazier, Senior Commercial Manager – Foodservice – to find out a bit more about the show. Historically […]

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Animal health and welfare day 2018

Last Thursday (8th March) our 2018 Animal Health and Welfare Day saw the best turnout yet. The day, which we jointly hosted with the University of Bristol Veterinary School is an annual event which brings together academics, researchers, NGOs, major retailers, journalists and industry partners across the food sector. The theme of the day was […]

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