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Verner Wheelock

Dr. Verner Wheelock is Managing Director of Verner Wheelock Associates and a leading expert in nutrition and health. He can be contacted at:office@vwa.co.uk

ARTICLES

Are zero-hours contracts in the poultry industry becoming an ethical issue?

The expected upturn in UK demand for locally produced poultry meat should not tempt producers to cut corners where employees are concerned.
You may remember that I wrote an article around 18 months ago on the subject of the importance of ethical audits and what you might expect from one. In it, I made reference to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's (EHRC) report into the meat and poultry industry which revealed questionable recruitment practices and worrying treatment of temporary and agency workers.
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Ethical audits in the poultry industry

Why ethical audits are important and what can the industry expect from them
A report by the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission highlighted questionable recruitment practices and worrying treatment of temporary and agency workers in the country’s meat and poultry processing sector. As a response, many supermarkets are now insisting that their suppliers conduct ethical audits to ensure that workers are being treated fairly throughout the supply chain. 
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