SPECIAL AWARD NZ LIFE & LEISURE SPIRIT OF NEW ZEALAND
Turk’s Poultry, FOXTON
Turk’s Poultry, a family-owned business, proudly raises corn-fed and corn-fed free range chickens on select, animal-friendly farms in the Horowhenua.
The company raises the chickens primarily on locally grown corn and then process them into quality products so that New Zealand families can enjoy a rich eating experience, knowing the chickens have been raised with care.
Turk’s is a long-established business which in the last 12 months has embraced a bold new marketing strategy to add value to their products. By developing a new range of innovative marinades that enhance the flavour of its
Judges’ comments (about Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Butterfl ied Chicken Sriracha Chilli & Lime) “Mouth-wateringly delicious and succulent. The chicken fl avour is enhanced by the marinade but not overpowered so very well balanced. An innovative approach that tastes great with clean, fresh fl avours.”
corn-fed free range chicken meat and by introducing smart new packaging, they are opening up exciting market opportunities and growing sales rapidly.
Staff welfare is paramount and their policies to exceed minimum wage, offer counseling services, fund employees in volunteer community work such as firefighting, assist halal-certified employees with visa applications and enroll all processing staff for NZQA Level 3 qualifications were noted by the judges.
Turk’s Corn-Fed Free Range Fresh Butterflied Chicken Sriracha Chilli & Lime earned a gold award and scored one of the highest overall scores.
Silver medals were also awarded to: Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Butterflied Chicken Filipino Pinoy BBQ, Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Whole Chicken and Turk’s Corn- Fed Free Range Fresh Chicken Nibbles.