Tela Corporation is an agricultural corporation, which has evolved to become a full-fledged player in the food industry. Its focus has been on the livestock industry with its subsidiary, the Tela Group, primarily concentrating on the beef and dairy businesses.
The company was founded in the late 80s as a public limited company. It was originally formed to develop the cattle farming industry in Ireland. However, it quickly grew to become one of the leading cattle feeding operations in the world.
Woolworths, the British supermarket chain, bought Tela’s assets for $14 million. The retailer later bought up the remaining shares of the Tela Company. The corporation is now under the Walmart umbrella and operates as one of the largest dairy feeding operations in the world. It also has an increasing stake in the beef industry.
The Food and Consumer Products Safety Authority (FCPA) is currently conducting an investigation into how Tela Corporation deals with its cattle. For some time now, the company has maintained that the cattle are humanely raised and fed with natural feeds.
However, the original case that led to the FCPA investigation was not as simple as it sounds. According to a recent report by The Irish Times, one of the owners of the corporation, Graham Treacy, reportedly said that he had never seen animal mistreatment.
According to a statement issued by Tela Corporate to the media, animal mistreatment was unacceptable and these words do not reflect Tela Corporation’s views. An investigation is being conducted into the matter, but in the meantime, consumers should be aware that even if the complaint against the animal husbandry practices is dismissed by the company, the consequences for making a false complaint can be very serious.
It is recommended that consumers, especially those who are unable to afford premium beef or dairy, only purchase organic food products when they are trying to avoid issues like this. In addition, the Food and Drug Administration in the US has encouraged meat producers to work towards improving animal welfare practices and has provided guidance on how to conduct audits on farms that are considered to be the best in the industry.
One of the most popular beef brands produced by Tela is Xpress Pride, which is offered by Woolworths, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Lidl, Waitrose, The Co-op, Aldi, Iceland, Tesco Express, Nature’s Gate, Faroese Food, Signature Brand, Petrol Station and B & M Foods. It is available in different parts of the world and can be purchased at regular supermarkets, meat and fish markets, as well as online.