Hell Pizza must change chicken after ‘incident’ at Tegel processing plant

Hell Pizza temporarily switched to free-range chicken after its supplier suffered a major incident.

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Hell Pizza temporarily switched to free-range chicken after its supplier suffered a major incident.

Hell Pizza has temporarily switched to unraised chicken after an “incident” occurred at a processing plant in Tegel.

Hell founder Callum Davies said due to the incident, for the next week or so he was unable to guarantee the chicken on his pizzas would be free range.

A Tegel spokeswoman said a piece of equipment that makes Hell’s chicken products broke.

Hell has been using Tegel as a supplier of free-range chickens since 2015, and Tegel has created three free-range farms specifically for Hell to meet demand.

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“We are awaiting spare parts from overseas and expect them to arrive within the next few weeks. Meanwhile, we are supplying Hell with an alternative product,” the spokeswoman said.

“No other customers are impacted.”

Davies said while it was temporary, the use of free-range chicken was a decision the pizza company did not take lightly.

“However, we eat a significant amount of chicken on our pizzas every week and if we were to remove it from the menu entirely, it would put unsustainable pressure on the supply of our other ingredients – which is compounded by supply chain issues. supply related to Covid. .”

Customers could choose to replace the temporary chicken with a meatless chicken alternative, or choose a pizza with other free-range meats.

His free-range chicken fillets and bites were untouched.