Day 064 - 08 Dec 94 - Page 02
1 December 8th, 1994.
3 Mr. Oakley, Recalled.
4 Cross-Examined by the Defendants.
6 MS. STEEL: What exactly was the situation when you entered into
7 this partnership with Sun Valley?
8 A. What was the situation?
10 Q. Yes. What kind of partnership and what kind of new methods
11 were introduced?
12 A. First of all, we do not have a partnership with Sun
13 Valley. The situation was that we were sourcing a supplier
14 to supply Chicken McNuggets at that time only, not chicken
15 sandwiches. It was not a partnership.
17 Q. It was not a partnership?
18 A. No.
20 Q. What exactly did you introduce with Sun Valley?
21 A. Basically two things. One was the deboning line. It
22 was a new system of deboning chicken meat which had not
23 been seen in Europe previously. It is called a comb
24 deboning line. The traditional method was that the chicken
25 would be put on to a metal piece of apparatus and deboned
26 complete; whereas the system we introduced was a moving
27 conveyer belt with cones on that you put the chickens on
28 and each person makes a cut as the chicken goes down the
29 line. So, by the time you get to the end of the line, the
30 carcass is completely deboned. That was the first thing we
33 The second thing we introduced was the processing line for
34 forming the chicken McNuggets themselves which again did
35 not exist at that time in Europe.
37 Q. You mean the part where they are actually formed into the
38 little shapes?
39 A. Right.
41 Q. So there was nothing introduced that would have affected
42 the farming at all?
43 A. Not by us, not that was not already available.
45 Q. Can you get down the Defendants' Supplementary List No. 6?
47 MR. JUSTICE BELL: Bright blue volume 1, Mr. Oakley, of the
48 Defendants supplementary list.
50 MS. STEEL: Turn to tab 6?
51 A. OK.
53 Q. If you could turn to page 21 of that document?
55 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It is the annual review for which year?
57 MS. STEEL: Perhaps Mr. Oakley could tell us. I think it is
58 1993 it was published and it covers 1992 but I am not sure.
60 MR. JUSTICE BELL: It speaks about things which have happened in