Tegel
Poultry producers
Founded in New Zealand in 1961, today Tegel is the largest poultry producer in New Zealand. Acquired by Filipino poultry company Bounty Fresh in 2018.

Overall

Owned PHL
Rating D
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Company Ownership

Tegel Foods Ltd
NZL
Bounty Fresh Food Inc
owns 100% of Tegel Foods Ltd
PHL
Poultry
Second largest poultry company in the Philippines. Acquired New Zealand's largest poultry operator Tegel in 2018.

Company Assessment

Tegel Foods Ltd
Criticism
This company produces factory farmed chicken meat. Broiler chickens can legally be confined at a density that gives each bird less space than an single A4 sheet of paper. Every year in Australia 550 million chickens endure short and unnatural lives inside factory farms. This approach is fundamentally at odds with chicken welfare.
Information
In 2014 this company was fined a total of NZ$48,750 after a worker's hand was trapped in an unguarded conveyor belt. The company was also ordered to pay the worker $4125 in emotional harm and reparation payments.
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's frozen food products are palm oil free. For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
This company has social responsibility claims on its website in the areas of animal welfare and community support.
Tegel sells chicken meat products labelled free range, but is not certified by any recognised third party animal welfare labels, such as New Zealand's SPCA Blue Tick.
Source: SPCA (2017)
Bounty Fresh Food Inc
No assessment data currently available for Bounty Fresh Food Inc.

Company Details

Type:
Wholly-owned subsidiary
Employees:
2,300 (2017)

Contact Details

Address:
Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand
Website:
www.tegel.co.nz

Products / Brands

Tegel
Tegel Poultry