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The Co-operative Food The Co-operative Food

Company name: The Co-operative Food

Sector: Retailer

Awards (5)


Good Pig Award

Year: 2018
Region: United Kingdom
Category: Pork; Bacon, gammon and sausage
Status: Current Policy

Good Pig Award (2018)

Good Dairy Award

Year: 2011
Region: United Kingdom
Category: Liquid Milk; Dairy beef
Status: Commitment

Good Dairy Award (2011)

Most Improved Retailer

Year: 2011
Region: United Kingdom

Most Improved Retailer (2011)

Good Chicken Award

Year: 2010
Region: United Kingdom
Category: Fresh Chicken; Frozen Chicken
Status: Withdrawn

Good Chicken Award (2010)

Good Egg Award

Year: 2008
Region: United Kingdom
Category: Whole eggs or shell eggs; Egg product (liquid or powder)
Status: Current Policy

Good Egg Award (2008)

IN 2018 the Co Op UK moved all their fresh pork supply, gammon and bacon to RSPCA assured standard, so were successful in receiving a good pig award.

In 2012, The Co-operative Food, along with their supplier 2 Sisters Food Group, decided to increase the density at which their broiler chickens were stocked, from 30kg/m2 (15 birds/m2) to 34kg/m2 (17 birds/m2). As they no longer met our award criteria, Compassion was obliged to withdraw their Good Chicken Award.

In 2008 the company won Good Egg Awards for both their shell-eggs and eggs used in own-brand products. The Co-op is currently the largest UK retailer selling and using only free-range eggs. Their commitment to ensuring pasture access and good health and welfare for dairy cows and to rearing dairy calves in higher welfare systems earned them a Good Dairy Award in 2011.