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UK poultry sector under fire for controversial antibiotic use

08 Feb 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Use of fluoroquinolones, which are banned in the US, actually increased by 59%

Dribbly egg

Runny eggs safe for pregnant women again, says advisory group Subscription

01 Feb 2016 | By Kevin White

Food safety advisory committee declares runny eggs are safe to eat by vulnerable groups

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Eggs on a roll as sales grow at fastest rate since 1950s Subscription

29 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Eggs are benefiting from growing consumer interest in high-protein diets

faccenda

Faccenda hails growth in tough trading climate Subscription

22 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Sales for the poultry processor increased by 2% to £532m in the 12 months to 2 May 2015

judge FSA safety prosecution

Gangmasters sent to prison over exploitation case Subscription

19 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

Lithuanian pair found guilty of people trafficking and labour exploitation in fresh food supply chain

Moy park

Moy Park confirms closure of Wisbech site

18 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Production will be transferred to other Moy Park sites

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Scottish health officials reassure consumers over suspected bird flu outbreak

11 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Chickens on a farm in Fife have tested positive for avian influenza H5

Neil Rankin

Neil Rankin to front British egg campaign EggCentric

11 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The chef behind London restaurant Bad Egg will develop a collection of recipes for the campaign…

Moy Park Chicken Sensations

Moy Park adds Chicken Sensations chilled and breaded range

05 Jan 2016 | By Kevin White

The breaded chicken range was described as a “new twist” on the chicken kiev…

Happy Egg Co eggs

The Happy Egg Co sponsors Good Morning Britain weather on ITV

04 Jan 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The free-range brand wants to capitalise on rising demand for eggs at breakfast

2 sisters factory

2 Sisters to continue investment push despite sales drop-off Subscription

15 Dec 2015 | By Kevin White

CEO Ranjit Singh said the food group had continued making progress during the last quarter and expected “to see our hard w…

christmas roast one use

Turkey under threat as shoppers search for Christmas goose Subscription

03 Dec 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Goose producers reporting strong sales as Google analysis points to surging interest

hens alive chicken

Government to resist ban on beak trimming

27 Nov 2015 | By Charlie Taverner

The government will not ban the controversial trimming of hens’ beaks despite criticism from animal welfare campaigners.

moy park chickens

Moy Park set to invest further in Derbyshire poultry facilities Subscription

23 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

finanThe investment is part of a wider growth strategy that remains on track following its sale to JBS

chickens

Premier Foods defends Mr Kipling barn egg switch Subscription

19 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Premier Foods has defended its switch to using barn eggs in Mr Kipling cakes

moy park

Moy Park sales slip in "challenging" market Subscription

16 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Moy Park revenues have fallen 1% in the third quarter thanks to foreign exchange movements, the impact of bird flu outbreaks, commodity price deflation and lower international sales.

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Tesco campylobacter levels cut by tougher supplier targets Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Tesco has made “significant progress” in reducing instances of campylobacter in its chicken

British Lion eggs

British Lion Egg Processors relaunches code of practice Subscription

13 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

British Lion Egg Processors claims its new food safety standards far exceed those required for egg processors elsewhere in Europe

the crackin egg co

Hard-boiled egg snack set to roll into Ocado baskets

13 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

The secret to freshness is in the special protective wax coating

turkey one use

Traditional turkeys 'under threat' from butterflies & crowns Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Growing appetite for turkey crowns and butterflies at Christmas is threatening to put British farmers out of business

cherry valley duck

Faccenda makes move for retail duck market with Cherry Valley Subscription

05 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

Poultry giant Faccenda Foods is looking to capitalise on the growing popularity of duck meat

eggs

Egg sales this year set to beat records dating back to 1950s

02 Nov 2015 | By Kevin White

The British Egg Industry Council said volume sales of eggs are up 6% so far this year

2 sisters factory

2 Sisters invests £150m to drive poultry turnaround Subscription

27 Oct 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

2 Sisters has announced a £150m in its poultry business to “revolutionise” its supply chain as it seeks to return to growth after a year of restructuring

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Elliott slams FSA for not testing foodservice chicken Subscription

23 Oct 2015 | By Julia Glotz

The FSA is neglecting a potentially important source of campylobacter infection, Professor Chris Elliott has warned

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

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

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

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

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

29 Jun 2012

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

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