TV chef to convince Tesco shareholders of chicken welfare
UK chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has sent Tesco Â£86,000 to put his
concerns about chicken welfare to the retailer's shareholders.
The TV chef bought a share in Tesco earlier in 2008, giving him the right
to put a resolution at the company's annual general meeting (AGM). However, he
missed the deadline for submitting documents and was told that he had to meet
the Â£86,888 cost of sending the papers to investors, the Press
An online auction together with donations fetched more than the amount
needed, and any extra money will be donated to Compassion in World Farming, and
aimed at improving poultry welfare, said the chef.
Later this month, Fearnley-Whittingstall
will call on fellow shareholders to
vote on a resolution that would force Tesco to adopt RSPCA standards on
Tesco's chicken is certified under the poultry industry's Assured Chicken
Production standard, but Fearnley-Whittingstall wants all retailers to meet the
RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme.
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