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Consumers want stricter campylobacter targets, says FSA Subscription

18 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

Most consumers want retailers and processors to reduce the most serious instances of the bug below the current target

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Booker, Nisa and Spar join mults in ending caged egg sales Subscription

17 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

Commitment follows similar switch by major supermarkets in recent weeks

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Campaigning teenager calls on Leadsom to ban caged hen farming Subscription

16 Aug 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Lucy Gavaghan’s petition began on Friday and has already gathered over 21,000 signatures

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JBS move to Ireland set to shake up UK and EU meat sector Subscription

11 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The planned relocation of Brazilian meat giant JBS to Ireland could stir up the UK meat and poultry sectors and drive further investment by JBS across Europe.

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Spar joins major mults in switching to cage-free eggs by 2025

11 Aug 2016 | By Ellis Hawthorne

C-store player is latest to commit to ending sale of eggs from enriched colonies

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Free-range producers raise alarm over cage-free egg labelling Subscription

02 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

More clarity will be needed to differentiate between barn eggs and free range as retailers phase out cages, say producers

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Faccenda Foods enters joint venture with Dartmouth Foods Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Kevin White

The agreement will integrate cooked poultry productions into the Faccenda poultry supply chain

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Asda confirms it will phase out eggs from caged hens by 2025 Subscription

01 Aug 2016 | By Carina Perkins

CIWF says “the hope that a cage-free day will dawn in modern egg production looks increasingly feasible”

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Lidl follows rivals in pledging to drop caged hen eggs

29 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The discounter said it would ban caged hen eggs from 2025, following similar moves by Iceland, Morrisons, Tesco and Aldi…

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Caged egg bans 'could harm egg sales boom' Subscription

28 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Retailer pledges to end the sale of caged hen eggs could add cost into the supply chain and slow down growth

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FSA advised to give all clear on runny eggs for the vulnerable

26 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Food safety committee says runny and raw eggs now pose a “very low” risk of food poisoning

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Morrisons to phase out caged eggs after schoolgirl petition

26 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

The move follows similar commitments by Aldi and Tesco in recent weeks

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Iceland is next retailer to ban caged hen eggs from UK stores Subscription

25 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Retailer says decision follows shift in shopper attitudes to hen welfare

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Schoolgirl takes on Morrisons and Asda over caged eggs

22 Jul 2016 | By Emma Weinbren

Fourteen-year-old has previously petitioned Tesco, who pledged to stop selling caged eggs by 2025

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Price wars 'pushing free-range eggs below cost of production' Subscription

21 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

A supermarket price war on free-range eggs is threatening to “devastate” the sector

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Shoppers want more British eggs in processed foods Subscription

20 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

More than three quarters of 1,620 shoppers surveyed by Censuswide thought eggs used in prepared foods were always British

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Aldi launches roast-in-bag RSPCA-assured free-range chicken

20 Jul 2016 | By Carina Perkins

The 100% British chicken hit shelves last week under Aldi’s Specially Selected range

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Tesco commits to end sale of caged hen eggs by 2025 Subscription

13 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

Move follows similar commitment by Aldi and campaign by schoolgirl earlier this year

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Banham Poultry slips to loss as chicken fillets hit by grocery price war Subscription

12 Jul 2016 | By Alec Mattinson

Fast 50 new entry Banham Poultry tumbled to a pre-tax loss last year after pressure to reduce prices amid rising wage costs hit profits.

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Egg supplier LJ Fairburn sees sales jump by almost £16m Subscription

11 Jul 2016 | By Kevin White

The company invested heavily in capital projects during the financial year

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Bernard Matthews offloads German subsidiary to free up cash Subscription

06 Jul 2016 | By Edward Devlin

Bernard Matthews has agreed to sell its German operations to Sprehe Gruppe to release cash for UK group

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Noble Foods develops exclusive egg range for Amazon Fresh Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Kevin White

The supplier has secured listings for a total of eight Liberty Farms SKUs

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Duck sales soar by an extra £10.9m to outpace other poultry Subscription

30 Jun 2016 | By Carina Perkins

Duck significantly outpaced other proteins last year, with value sales soaring 41.8% to £37m

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Moy Park urges against Brexit, citing 'export security' Subscription

16 Jun 2016

The company said remaining in the EU would give businesses greater certainty over their future

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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…

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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