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Mark Hayward, Partner at Dingley Dell Pork

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Dingley Dell Pork was established in 1999 by brothers Mark and Paul Hayward on their farm in the beautiful Deben Valley in Suffolk.

Their aim is to produce superb tasting, welfare friendly pork with impeccable provenance. The environment at Dingley Dell is geared towards the welfare of the animals and they are proud to have been a member of the RSPCA's Freedom Food scheme for over 15 years now.

Mark said: “You are looking at animals that will live a stress-free life. Tastewise; absolutely fantastic. It’s about welfare of the animal. It’s about innovations and partnerships and we’re delighted to be working with Sodexo on a variety of things, from taste to sustainability. “For us to be part of Freedom Food scheme is fantastic because it gives us that independent accreditation.

“What you need as a farmer is an end user who can respect and see value. In effect, Sodexo are paying for these animals to have this lifestyle.”


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