Acquired Victorian operations of Steggles in July 2009 to become Victoria's largest chicken processor, and #3 in Australia (after Baiada and Ingham). Merged with the Australian division of US-owned OSI Group in 2018.
|Turosi Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
|Turosi Pty Ltd|
In Jan 2012 Turi Foods was ordered to pay a $100,000 fine by the Federal Court for engaging in deceptive and misleading conduct by using the term 'free-to-roam' in its chicken advertising. The company was also ordered to remove the ad from shops, and publish an ad admitting liability in a Melbourne newspaper.
[Source 2012][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
This company produces factory farmed chicken meat. Broiler chickens can legally be confined at a density that gives each bird less space than an single A4 sheet of paper. Every year in Australia 550 million chickens endure short and unnatural lives inside factory farms. This approach is fundamentally at odds with chicken welfare.
[Source 2019][More on Factory Farming]
Most Australian processors use chlorinated iced water to sanitise and cool down chicken carcasses (same as in the US) rather than the air chilling method which is used in Europe. The water has to be chlorinated (at similar levels to a swimming pool) to ensure bacteria are killed. La Ionica promotes its chicken as chemical free as they use the air chilling method. It should be noted that some other parts of this process use Melbourne water which does contain small amounts of chlorine (0.5 ppm). [See company website: www.laionica.com.au, go to 'Our Difference' tab]
[Source 2019][More on Product Safety]
Turi Foods' Bannockburn free range chicken is certified by Free Range Egg and Poultry Australia (FREPA). However this only represents a small percentage of this company's total chicken meat production.
[Source 2019][More on Animal Rights]
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Dec 2018, this company was one of 2,159 local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2016-17. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
[Source 2018][More on Finance]
|Company Structure||Private company|
|# Employees||1,200 in 2018|
|Address||5 Lipton Drive, Thomastown, VIC, 3074, Australia|
|Phone||03 9495 5300|
|Fax||03 9495 5310|