Neil Parish MP has visited Site D, the 2 Sisters plant being investigated by the environment, food and rural affairs committee (EFRA) that he chairs.
The visit, on Friday 12 July, was hosted by 2 sisters chairman Ranjit Boparan, plus the site’s managers James Faulkner and Paul Rossouw.
Parish tweeted he had found ‘much improvement’ since the inquiry into standards at the plant was launched last autumn. There was “better labelling, delivery processes and new workforce training,” he said, adding the firm “must maintain these high standards”.
The EFRA committee inquiry was prompted by an undercover filming incident purporting to show hygiene breaches.
A 2 Sisters spokesman said: “We were very pleased the committee decided to accept our invitation to visit our site D factory. It was been a successful visit and the initial feedback we have received has been very positive.
“We have an industry-leading operation at Site D, take a lot of pride in our work, and so we were keen to show our visitors the dedication of our colleagues, our commitment to training, and the investments we have made in new technology.
“The staff forum session we held with the committee went very well, so they could hear first-hand from our front-line colleagues who work extremely hard to produce quality, safe products every day.”