BBC NEWS
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC News UK Edition
 You are in: Programmes: Panorama  
News Front Page
World
UK
England
N Ireland
Scotland
Wales
Politics
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
Education
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
CBBC News
SERVICES
-------------
EDITIONS
Panorama
The Chicken Run
Panorama: The Chicken Run was broadcast on Thursday, 22 May 2003 at 21:00 BST on BBC One.

This Panorama special investigates a major food scandal.

How the frozen chicken industry in Holland which ships over a thousand tonnes of chicken into the UK each week routinely pumps the meat full of water to make it weigh more thus swelling profits.

But to keep the water in, there is a magic ingredient - protein additives.

Shockingly some are made from the remains of pigs and cows. Since this was discovered, alarmed food regulators have been trying to clamp down.

But Panorama can reveal the breathtaking lengths to which some protein manufacturers are now going to keep adding cow and pig to your chicken - without you, or the regulators, even knowing it.

Production team:
Reporter: Betsan Powys
Producer: Howard Bradburn
Associate Producer: Matthew Mervyn Jones
Deputy Editors: Andrew Bell, Sam Collyns
Editor: Mike Robinson

 WATCH/LISTEN
 ON THIS STORY
Secret filming
"Journalist films inside the Slegtenhorst plant"
The Chicken Run

Key Stories

Tables

Background

Profiles

Feedback

Reviews

Forum
See also:

21 May 03 | Panorama
Beef traces found in chicken
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Panorama stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | World | UK | England | N Ireland | Scotland | Wales |
Politics | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature | Technology |
Health | Education | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes