Struggling UK turkey firm bought out

by 5m Editor
17 November 2006, at 12:37pm

UK - Europe's biggest turkey producer is to take over a struggling rival and move into the organic market.

Bernard Matthews, based in Norwich, is to buy Cherryridge Poultry, which announced it was to fold by Christmas.

A spokeswoman said the plan was part of a "long-term strategy to move into organic production".

In September, an animal welfare group called for an inquiry into the poultry industry after two Bernard Matthews' workers were found mistreating birds.

Hillside Animal Sanctuary, which is based near Norwich, secretly filmed the worker playing "baseball" with live turkeys.

Source: BBC News

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