NRI known as “Chicken King” to reopen his poultry plant in UK

November 06, 2017 02:01 AM

LONDON: Britain’s Punjab-origin “chicken king” Ranjit Singh Boparan is set to resume poultry production at his UK factory which had been suspended in the wake of hygiene scandal.

Boparan’s 2 Sisters Food Group said its factory in West Bromwich will reopen next week after “significant changes” had been made at the plant, including retraining of staff and the introduction of full-time UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) officials to oversee its procedures.

“We can confirm that following comprehensive retraining sessions with all colleagues during October, we are restarting production at our site D facility in West Bromwich (w/c 6 November),” 2 Sisters said in a statement.

It said staff had acted with understanding and professionalism during the “unsettling period” of closure of about five weeks in the wake of a joint ‘Guardian’ and ITV News undercover investigation.

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