Ranjit Singh Boparan, an Indian origin British businessman, who is also known as the ‘Chicken King’ has been criticized in a harsh manner. He sent several boxes of biscuits to the MP who is currently in charge of the investigation program against his company. His company was alleged to have some hygiene issues last year, which led to the investigation.
After an undercover media projected some serious safety breaches in one of the factories owned by Ranjit Singh Boparan, the House of Commons’ Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee initiated an investigation against his factories last year. After this incident, the biscuit gifting was definitely an inappropriate gesture as mentioned on the return note.
As per Neil Parish, who is the chairman of the committee stated that the gifting was made with a purpose of deviating the committee from the prime purpose.
The return letter further mentioned that the committee will be highly grateful to the businessman if he respected the independence and integrity of the committee by resisting this kind of gesture in the near future.
The box was jammed with Fox biscuits, which is a brand that is owned by the two sister groups of the businessman. This box was either returned to the businessman or was donated to a local food bank.
In spite of returning the gift, the committee admitted that the gift didn’t contain any harmful product.
Ranjit Singh Boparan had already committed to follow a numerous security measures to improve the quality of the food as well as the standard after the West Bromwich factory got involved in a nasty scandal.
After the scandal, various poultry contracts have been ended on behalf of the local supermarkets. The undercover agent of the ITV News discovered that the people working in the factory were sabotaging the date of the slaughtering the poultry, which is highly unsafe.