Titchwell Manor drops foie gras and joins RSPCA's Simply Ask scheme

05 April 2013 by
Titchwell Manor drops foie gras and joins RSPCA's Simply Ask scheme

Titchwell Manor near Brancaster in Norfolk has dropped foie gras in favour of a more animal welfare-friendly menu.

The hotel and restaurant has qualified for "Simply Ask", a campaign run by the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme, that aims to persuade more people to ask about the provenance of their food when they eat out and encourage restaurants to be more up-front about the sourcing of their ingredients.

Welfare-friendly restaurants, cafés and pubs that are eligible to join the campaign are listed on Freedom Food's Simply Ask restaurant finder (www.freedomfood.co.uk/simplyask).

Simply Ask requires chefs not to use whole eggs from caged hens, foie gras or veal from calves that have not been humanely reared.

"We are proud of where we source our products but we did need to make one small change - which was to stop using foie gras. We want our customers to feel they can ask us about our ingredients as we are very pleased to tell them. That's why we signed up to Freedom Food's Simply Ask campaign."

Liam Kurzeja, a spokesperson for the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme, said: "So many of us are choosing ethical products such as Freedom Food and Fairtrade when we shop, why should it be any different when we eat out?

"It's really good news that Titchwell Manor has signed up. The hotel and restaurant already have a fantastic reputation and Simply Ask is the perfect showcase for their animal welfare credentials."

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