Morliny is the number one meat brand in Poland, loved by consumers for its high-quality, great-tasting products, perfect for the whole family every day.
Recognised by Superbrands in Poland in 2009, 2010 and 2012 as the strongest-performing meat brand, Morliny offers a wide spectrum of products from boczek to traditional sausages, sliced meats to hot dogs. Sub-brand, Berlinki, is the number one hot dog brand in Poland.
The Morliny brand has now been established in the UK for some years, and has proven popular not just with Poles, but has also been well received by UK consumers due to its accessibility, quality and taste.
Click here to visit the Morliny UK brand website.
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Morliny is Poland's market leader for hot dogs, with a broad range of products desig... Read More...
Morliny is Poland's market leader for hot dogs, with a broad range of products designed to meet the needs of different consumers.
Most Polish consumers choose from Poland’s biggest hot dog brand, Berlinki, with products in a variety of flavours, pack sizes and formats from pre-pack to deli counter.
Morliny also offers a range of hot dogs in larger packs for families as well as hot dogs specially designed for children under its Morlinki brand.
Cooked and smoked sausages are an intrinsic part of Polish meals, and with a wide va... Read More...
Cooked and smoked sausages are an intrinsic part of Polish meals, and with a wide variety to choose from, Morliny is known for its distinctive quality and style of sausages.
Great on the barbecue, under the grill or in a traditional stew, their rich and smoky flavour reminds Polish consumers of home.
The Morliny range of Polish sliced meats leads the market in Poland and the UK with ... Read More...
The Morliny range of Polish sliced meats leads the market in Poland and the UK with a wide variety of traditional sausages, pork loin, ham, bacon and salami in convenient sliced formats.
Morliny Sopocka is a traditional cooked and smoked pork loin which is available in w... Read More...
Morliny Sopocka is a traditional cooked and smoked pork loin which is available in whole, sliced and deli formats. With its broad availability in continental meats ranges and its distinctive flavour, it has become a mainstream choice for both Polish and UK consumers.
Used for breakfast, lunch or dinner this versatile Polish cooking ingredient is made... Read More...
Used for breakfast, lunch or dinner this versatile Polish cooking ingredient is made from pork belly, and sits between pancetta and streaky bacon. With a distinctive smoked flavour, Morliny Boczek is available in sliced, whole and deli formats to suit the variety of different consumption occasions.
As a smooth and spreadable alternative to cooked meats, Morliny pâté&nb... Read More...
As a smooth and spreadable alternative to cooked meats, Morliny pâté is a popular liver spread perfect for indulgent snacks or sandwiches.
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Smithfield Foods works closely with its EU- and US-based suppliers who provide fresh and processed meats to the UK to ensure that all the appropriate welfare and quality standards are achieved and maintained. Our supply base is regularly audited by internal and external experts and non-conformances are addressed as soon as they are identified.
Farm Standards and Animal Welfare
Our European ‘UK welfare standard’ pig farms meet UK farm assurance standards and additionally abide with the legal requirements of the local country of production. We are not afraid to change local practices to raise standards. Within our fresh pork offering, our Polish farms and suppliers do not routinely dock tails or clip teeth, and only do this if absolutely necessary to reduce animal suffering. In addition, all our pigs destined for the UK are finished in deep straw, giving them a more comfortable environment.
We are always seeking to identify additional opportunities where we can work with our suppliers to further exceed current EU animal welfare and farm standards, taking best practice from excelling EU countries.
All of our Smithfield controlled EU & US farms are IPPC (Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control) compliant and take an integrated approach to controlling the environmental impacts on air land and water of emissions arising from their production facilities.
Technical Services and Monitoring
Our highly qualified Technical Team, based in the UK, provides guidance and support to all our EU & US suppliers in the management of the quality standards required to supply meat/meat products to the UK market. They ensure that our internal quality standards are maintained throughout all stages of the supply chain, so if a problem is identified it can be dealt with quickly. Each of our suppliers has also got dedicated technical teams to ensure on-site compliance with our food safety and testing policies.
In addition to inspections by local vets in each country, our fully trained and experienced welfare officers, based in the UK, carry out regular site audits and inspections to ensure the farm standards programme is being adhered to and that all sites remain fully compliant. Independent industry-recognised auditing companies such as Genesis and Integra also audit our farm assured farms, which are accredited to an independent UKAS accredited farm assurance scheme. UK farmers groups and our customers have also inspected some of our Polish farms.
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All Smithfield Foods products that are currently supplied, and all new products developed for the UK market, comply with EU legislation and standards for food safety. All the production sites are certified by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and International Food Standard (IFS), which are recognised standards for food safety. Only companies that meet these standards are admitted as suppliers to the major UK retailers.
Close supervision of meat production, control over processing technology and final products are paramount. The detailed HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system ensures the optimal safety of products to the consumer. This systematic approach to food safety addresses all the physical, chemical and biological hazards as a preventative measure rather than relying on finished product inspection. HACCP is used in Smithfield suppliers to identify all the potential hazards so that key actions can be taken to reduce or eliminate the risk entirely. The system is used at all stages of food production including processing, packaging and distribution. It is internationally recognised as a logical tool for undertaking science-based food safety evaluations based on risk assessment and prevention rather than traditional produce and test methods which are less appropriate for perishable food items.
Smithfield Foods Ltd is proud of their “farm to fork” traceability system in all our farms whereby, through a system of coding, we can trace the process from live animal to finished product. This traceability programme is verified as part of BRC and IFS inspections.
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This statement sets out SF UK's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 01 January 2017.
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SF UK is wholly owned by Smithfield Foods Inc. (US), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of WH Group Limited (HKEX: 0288).
SF UK imports pork and poultry products from group owned businesses in Poland, Animex Foods zoo sp k (Animex) and Romania, Smithfield Prod SRL (Prod). There are currently 9 production sites in Poland and one in Romania. Livestock is sourced from a combination of company owned and contracted farms, as well as procuring on the open market.
SF UK does not own any manufacturing or distribution assets in the UK and all UK supply chain activities related to the distribution and storage of products is outsourced to third parties.
Effectiveness in ensuring trafficking is not taking place - Due Diligence Processes
Smithfield Foods Ltd is an AB member of SEDEX (Supply Ethical Data Exchange), a not-for profit organisation which is dedicated to driving improvements and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Animex and all its production sites are B members of SEDEX. Prod is not a member of SEDEX. A requirement of membership is the completion of a Supplier Audit Questionnaire (SAQ), enabling both our organisation and our customers (who are members of SEDEX) to view the ethical data of the supply sites. In addition some of our customers require production sites to undertake a SM ETA Ethical Audit as a condition of ongoing supply.
SF UK has not undertaken any risk assessments within the last 12 months. In order to ensure there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within our supply chain we will undertake the following steps in the next 12 months:
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Induction training is provided to all staff on our Code of Conduct. All SF UK employees are required to complete an annual certification confirming they understand and will adhere to our Code of Conduct, as noted above.
In order to ensure that staff are aware and have an understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking the following actions are planned in the next 12 months:
19 April 2017
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We take action if we discover error or omissions by disclosing the situation and working to resolve it promptly, and put in place measures to prevent recurrence.
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