Red Tractor welcomes new board members

Two new directors have been appointed to the board of Assured Food Standards, the organisation behind the Red Tractor assurance mark.

Peter Jinman OBE joins as independent director of animal welfare and Ted Wright joins as chairman of the Red Tractor Farm Assurance Poultry Sector. AFS said both directors brought a vast expertise in their specialist areas and would oversee and contribute to the development of the Red Tractor standards.

Jinman has 34 years of extensive experience as a veterinary surgeon, as well as expertise in dealing with animal welfare and ethical issues, which AFS said would be fundamental in delivering qualified and consistent Red Tractor standards on animal welfare.

Wright has 45 years experience of working within the poultry industry. As former chairman of the British Poultry Council, Wright has a valuable understanding and knowledge in handling UK poultry issues, including legislation up to ministerial level and representing the industry on both European and world level with AVEC and the International Poultry Council.

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