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MR TROTTER SEEKS NEW BREED OF BRITISH PORK RIND SUPPLIERS

Here follows a press release from Mr Trotters in reponse to the article on page three of The Times today.   An offer of a new supply of British pork rind from British farmers has been the unexpected result of articles in national newspapers on the supply and labelling of British Snacks.       The articles were a critique of Staffordshire-made Mr Trotter’s, which use...

Midcounties Cooperative Launches Happerley Instore

  On Wednesday 27th February Midcounties Cooperative becomes the first British food retailer to make it mandatory for food and drink suppliers to prove and publish where they source their ingredients for all shoppers to see.   Happerley QR codes at point of sale across its Best of our Counties range will be unveiled at its Bourton on Water supermarket ahead of a roll out...

Happy New Year from Happerley

  2019 promises to be big year for Happerley, as we build on a very busy 2018. Implementing a means to secure provenance honesty and transparency across the food industry that works for everyone is a big challenge. The brainchild of a farmer wanting to connect his produce to the consumer, Happerley continues to grow support from all quarters of the food and drink indust...

High end restaurants should #namethefarm for steaks

  A dining experience on Saturday evening at an expensive restaurant in mid Gloucestershire   Steak description - ‘Herefordshire beef’   "Is that Hereford breed or from Herefordshire?"   "It's from Herefordshire as ‘we like to limit carbon footprint’" said front of house.   'It's from xxxx butchers in [market town in Gloucestershire]' said another, "T...

Discover The Impact of Buying Your Food & Drink

  Happerley is now inviting every Happerley Transparent brand to outline its commitments to: Environment Education Communities Sustainability Packaging & waste Welfare Energy on their Happerley Transparent Data Record.   What does this mean? It means that through one QR code the consumer not only views the validated ingredient supply network b...

National Caterers Association (NCASS) Partners with Happerley

National Caterers Association (NCASS) have partnered with Happerley to promote and encourage their members to become Happerley transparent, bringing well needed honesty and transparency to the food and drink industry by becoming a Happerley Founder Member.   NCASS are encouraging almost seven thousand of their members to become Happerley Transparent as they see the valu...

Campaign for Greater Transparency in the Food Industry Starts Today

Today, a campaign led by TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson launches, calling for greater transparency in the food industry.   Adam, along with other industry influencers, are calling for every food business to publish their supply chains and become transparent. Consumers today are more conscious of where their food comes from, following recent food fraud cases. With this...

Tractors, Tastings and Transparency

  This weekend, we attended BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, situated in the heart of Oxfordshire. An event featuring the very latest farm machinery, free food sampling and supply chain provenance. We were blessed by the fantastic weather, leading to bumper crowds visiting the show.   We were situated in the Midcounties Coop tent, next to Adam Henson’s farm, join...

New apps, new offices, new team

  Happerley is growing. The movement to turn the food industry transparent, started on a small farm in Gloucestershire, is gathering pace.    We are delighted to be launching our new Happerley app for Android and iOS at BBC Countryfile Live.    Search Happerley on your App Store and download for free!   Find us at Adam's Farm where you can QR scan the suppl...

Midcounties Co-operative announces it is the UK’s First Retailer to make Happerley food transparency mandatory.

    At The Ingredients Show, Happerley and Midcounties Cooperative announced that Happerley certification is to become mandatory for all food suppliers across their Best of our Counties range.   This will turn the ingredient supply chains of over 200 ranges of food and drink they retail fully transparent to the consumer, via a QR code, app and certification marque,...