A Witham chicken plant will be inspected as part of the food standards authority's crackdown on one of the country's biggest food suppliers.

Supplier 2 Sisters is under fire after a joint investigation between ITN and the Guardian revealed shocking practices at their West Bromwich plant.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has now confirmed that the inspections will take place at further sites across the country, including the businesses chicken plant in Freebournes Industrial Estate, Witham.

No specific procedures or food safety issue have been picked up during the inspection of the West Bromwich plant, however more there are said to be a "number of issues" requiring management attention.

ITN and Guardian have been asked to share the footage with the FSA.

Heather Hancock, chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said: "Consumers deserve food they can trust, and can be reassured that we take allegations of poor practice very seriously.

"Although our initial inspection found no risk to public health, we are broadening our investigations until we are satisfied that this is truly the case.

"I’m disappointed that ITN and the Guardian have not yet provided the information that they committed to share and I would urge anyone who has evidence to share to bring it directly to us."

2 Sisters has been contacted for comment.