eggs & poultry news

Lucy Gavaghan hen campaigner

Schoolgirl takes caged egg battle to Tesco

17 May 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Petition has gained 278,652 signatures in support of call for Tesco to boycott eggs from caged and barn-kept hens

eggs

More Brits are choosing eggs for a quick and healthy breakfast Subscription

11 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Consumption by young women has grown by 27% over past two years according to research

Andrew Large

Andrew Large steps down as CEO of British Poultry Council

04 May 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Large has stepped down after three years at the helm of the organisation

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Egg sales still flying as runny egg safety fears are assuaged Subscription

28 Apr 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Retail egg volume sales were up 4% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same period last year

turkeys

Singh invests in Irish turkey firm for private portfolio Subscription

22 Apr 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Grove Turkeys supplies turkeys and poultry added-value products to the retail and foodservice markets

raw chicken

FSA campylobacter survey suspended over accuracy concerns Subscription

19 Apr 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Some processors are removing neck skin, which makes it harder to compare results fairly, the FSA says

chicken

Cranswick targets big four poultry accounts Subscription

15 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

Deal will further bolster Cranswick’s push into poultry says CEO Adam Couch

Blackacre Farm eggs

Blackacre Farm adds Dabbling Free goose eggs to range

13 Apr 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Selfridges to sell goose eggs from producer

eggs box

Asda non-committal as Walmart to phase out caged hen eggs

11 Apr 2016 | By Helen Gilbert

Retailer’s parent Walmart has promised to fo cage-free by 2025

chickens

Defra u-turn on welfare codes slammed by poultry industry Subscription

11 Apr 2016 | By Kevin White

The sector will now be left with outdated welfare guidance, warns the British Poultry Council

chicken poultry

Poultry sector says chickens won't suffer under welfare reform Subscription

29 Mar 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The government is about to move from statutory welfare codes to industry-led guidance

eggs

Half a dozen eggs down to just 50p as mults cut prices Subscription

23 Mar 2016 | By Julia Glotz

Eggs in the major supermarkets are cheaper than they have been in a long time

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Cargill to cut production at Hereford poultry plant Subscription

21 Mar 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Cargill said it lost the Asda B&B business during a “competitive tendering process”

moy park

Moy Park posts 1.4% full year sales growth on stronger volumes Subscription

18 Mar 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Northern Irish Poultry producer has posted a 1.4% full year revenues increase in 2015 after 6.7% volume growth and strong trading in the UK.

Moy Park good kitchen

City snapshot: Moy Park sees fourth quarter revenues rise 1.6% Subscription

17 Mar 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Moy Park’s fourth quarter revenues rise 1.6% on improved UK volumes, but exports are hit

campylobacter testing chicken

FSA to offload testing for campylobacter to retailers Subscription

16 Mar 2016 | By Kevin White

Regulator also plans to cut human infections of the bug by 100,000 cases over the next 12 months

Moy Park Craigavon

Moy Park invests in cooked chicken facilities at Craigavon Subscription

01 Mar 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The poultry processor says new equipment will help it meet growing demand for ready to eat cooked chicken

chickens one use

Bird flu bans set to hike price of poultry Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Global chicken prices went into freefall at the end of last year

tesco chickens one use

FSA considers options on future of campylobacter survey Subscription

26 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

The regulator told The Grocer this week it was “committed to ongoing testing” in some way

Sainsbury's hamilton

Sainsbury's defends campylobacter record after poor test results Subscription

25 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

The retailer said it was making progress in reducing campylobacter in its chickens

Dribbly egg

FSA urged not to dither on runny egg decision Subscription

25 Feb 2016 | By Simon Gwynn

The agency this week launched a 10-week public consultation

2 Sisters Poultry Chicken

Campylobacter results 'heading in right direction' says FSA Subscription

25 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Latest survey results show continued fall in number of chickens with highest level of bug contamination

chicken poultry

Tesco reports further reduction in campylobacter rates Subscription

22 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

It comes as the FSA is set to publish its latest quarterly report later this week

Eggs

London egg packer fined for marketing fraud

15 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Ziya Gorur was found guilty on four charges of egg marketing fraud at Waltham Forest Magistrates Court last month…

Dom Joly Cracking Eggs

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…

Colourful egg

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?…

GM Poultry

'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

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

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

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…

Fried breakfast

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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