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Poultry sector backs month-long bird flu prevention zone Subscription

07 Dec 2016 | By Kevin White

Zone imposed by Defra in bid to minimise threat of infection as H5N8 strain hits Europe

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Kelly Turkeys readies premium Thanksgiving US poultry push

24 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

It has been testing the US Thanksgiving market for the past six years

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Poultry industry calls for clarity over e.coli report Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The study found two thirds of British retail chicken contained ESBL-producing e.coli, but was based on samples taken three…

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CMA launches phase one investigation in Boparan's Bernard Matthews deal Subscription

21 Nov 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has officially launched a merger enquiry into Boparan’s rescue of fallen turkey giant Bernard Matthews.

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Brits bought 204 million more eggs last year Subscription

17 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Retail eggs sales by volume increased 3.7% year on year, with consumption at its highest since the early 1980s

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Exports drive increased sales and profits at Moy Park Subscription

15 Nov 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Third quarter sales edged up at Northern Irish chicken producer Moy Park as a jump in exports negated a fall in domestic sales volumes.

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Farmfoods to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025 Subscription

14 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

The discounter has fallen into line with all other major supermarket chains in the UK

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Boparan Holdings sales and profits rise in ‘tough’ market Subscription

03 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

2 Sisters Food Group owner reports good progress and performance across business

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Farmfoods faces protests as Lidl extends caged egg pledge

03 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Discounter now the only major supermarket not to commit to phasing out caged hen eggs

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Lidl extends cage egg pledge globally and to ingredients Subscription

01 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

Any products with cage egg ingredients, such as packaged foods and baked goods, are covered by the pledge

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Brexit boost for egg suppliers as exchange rate hits imports Subscription

27 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Egg producers had seen a significant rise in enquiries from manufacturers for UK eggs since the June vote

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The Happy Egg Co gets 'contagious' new TV campaign Subscription

20 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

The new campaign launched on 16 October with a 30-second TV spot during The X Factor

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CMA to investigate Boparan’s Bernard Matthews rescue deal Subscription

18 Oct 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has launched a probe into Boparan’s rescue of turkey giant Bernard Matthews from administration

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Bernard Matthews owed mults £2.7m at time of Singh rescue Subscription

13 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Tesco was owed £1.1m and was the largest of the supplier’s 900 unsecured creditors

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Commons report slams pre-pack Bernard Matthews deal Subscription

10 Oct 2016 | By Kevin White

Work and Pensions Committee report claims deal “carefully crafted” to dump pension liability

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Geraldine Phillips and Sarah Baldwin join Noble Foods Subscription

28 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

Phillips is marketing director for the shell egg division, while Baldwin is Gü Puds MD

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Christmas turkey dinner saved by Ranjit Singh Boparan deal Subscription

23 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

‘Chicken king’ Ranjit Singh Boparan rides to the rescue of Bernard Matthews to save Christmas dinner

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FSA admits antimicrobial resistance 'knowledge gaps' Subscription

22 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Noy yet clear what contribution food makes to AMR, it says

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Bernard Matthews jobs pledge welcomed by Unite Subscription

21 Sep 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Bernard Matthews will also start processing chickens as well as turkeys to fill spare capacity at its sites.

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Bernard Matthews sold in pre-pack administration to Ranjit Boparan Subscription

20 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White, Edward Devlin

The deal safeguards 2,000 jobs, with all employees and agency staff all transferring across to the new owners, and the group will continue to trade as normal

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Noble hatches plan to turn around declining sales and profits Subscription

09 Sep 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Newly filed accounts in Companies House for Noble Foods show sales dropped 22.2% in the year to 30 September 2015

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Sian Land made chief financial officer at Moy Park Subscription

08 Sep 2016 | By Daniel Selwood

She was previously group finance director at International Procurement & Logistics

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Antibiotic-resistant e.coli found in UK chicken and pork Subscription

05 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Study finds increase in resistance to ‘critically important’ antibiotic

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Noble Foods appoints retail veteran John Gildersleeve as chairman Subscription

01 Sep 2016 | By Kevin White

Gildersleeve is a former trading director at Tesco and spent 20 years on the retailer’s board

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Jokes to appear on egg shells in Big & Fresh trial

27 Apr 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Punchline to Dom Joly jokes appear once the eggs are flipped…

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Is higher welfare the way to crack value growth in eggs? Subscription

25 Apr 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Consumers are buying more eggs, but they’re not spending more. Can higher-welfare lines help crack value growth?…

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'No backlash' over non-GM policy shift

23 Feb 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The mults’ decision last year to abandon non-GM policies on poultry feed has not led to a consumer backlash…

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers

Asda sets up group for poultry farmers Subscription

30 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

Asda has set up its first producer group for poultry farmers to help them cut input costs such as feed and machinery…

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week

'Go to Work on an Egg' slogan returns for British Egg Week Subscription

17 Jun 2013 | By Richard Ford

British consumers will be encouraged to ‘Go to Work on an Egg’ once more…

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand

Goose fat for Christmas feels price pressure from German demand Subscription

01 Jun 2013 | By Guy Montague-Jones

Soaring demand for geese in Germany is threatening to push up the cost of the British Christmas dinner…

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target

Happy Egg Co rolls into US with $100m target Subscription

20 Oct 2012

The Happy Egg Co is looking to crack the US, as it seeks to establish its free-range eggs ahead of a Californian ban on caged eggs in 2015…

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird

Turkey giants link to teach consumers how not to burn your bird Subscription

06 Oct 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Help is at hand for those of us who never fail to overcook the Christmas turkey - the turkey industry has unveiled new office…

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Brits bring home the bacon... and the eggs Subscription

14 Aug 2012 | By Natalie Brown

More and more breakfast eaters are tucking into fry-able foods.

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines

Tesco acts on demand for Jimmy lines Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

Tesco has doubled the number of stores selling Jimmy Doherty higher-welfare sausages and chicken kievs…

MPs launch new pig and poultry group

MPs launch new pig and poultry group Subscription

07 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

The pig and poultry sectors are set to have their profiles raised in parliament thanks to the launch of a new cross-party group next week.

NFU: Tesco coudl do more to promote its work on dairy

NFU urges retailers to show off UK sourcing Subscription

29 Jun 2012

Retailers are not doing enough to promote the work they’re doing to support British agriculture…



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