Carton Bros is the name of the company that produce Manor Farm chicken. It is one of the oldest family companies in the country and dates back to 1775 when it was trading in the Dublin Markets. Originally in those days, chickens would be brought from the farmyards all around the country to the Dublin Markets and Carton’s would sell them on. In later years people would send their live chickens on the train marked for Carton’s where they would then be sold and the money would be sent back to the Farmers by return.
Manor Farm is a certified member of Bord Bia and as such, adheres to all standards laid down by the Bord Bia Quality Assurance Scheme. The Poultry Products Quality Assurance Scheme (PPQAS) operated by Bord Bia is designed to enable poultry producers and processors to meet the ever-increasing demands of customers and consumers. The scheme is kept under review to ensure that it continues to reflect the emerging requirements of the marketplace. The PPQAS is an integrated scheme involving the producer, the processor and the customers. However, quality and safety assurances are also conducted at the first stages on the farm.
Shoppers who choose chicken products with the Bord Bia Quality Assurance logo can have confidence that it has been produced to the highest standards. These standards are at least equivalent and in many cases exceed international standards in Europe, they are regularly and rigorously checked both by the farmer and by independent auditors.