Through a newly established joint venture in the UK, Cargill is an equal shareholder in a leading UK food company focused on chicken, turkey and duck with operations in Hereford. Cargill’s UK fresh chicken business has joined with the fresh chicken, turkey and duck business from Faccenda Foods to form this standalone joint venture.
The new business employs approximately 6,000 people in the UK, with employees coming from both parent companies. It will operate across multiple agriculture and operational centres, with broad capabilities that span the supply chain focused on operational excellence and customer focused partnerships.
As the primary process is so critical for the manufacture of further processed foods, Cargill has entered into a supply agreement with the joint venture in order to continue to source birds from their sustainable and fully integrated process.