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CHICKEN-ROASTED

M&S rolling out action plan to combat campylobacter

21 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Marks & Spencer is widening the roll-out of a five-point action designed to reduce levels of campylobacter in whole chickens.

bird flu

Christmas turkeys still on the menu in spite of bird flu flap Subscription

21 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Poultry retailers and suppliers have moved to quell concern in the wake of national media stories suggesting avian flu…

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Eggs stuck in Yorkshire due to transport restrictions Subscription

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Hundreds of thousands of eggs are stuck on farms in East Yorkshire following Sunday’s outbreak of bird flu…

Chicken

Second bird flu outbreak confirmed in The Netherlands

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

A second bird flu outbreak in The Netherlands has been announced by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA).

Chicken

'Chicken juice' found to help campylobacter survive

20 Nov 2014 | Updated: 25 Nov 2014 | By Daniel Woolfson

Researchers have found that ‘chicken juice’ helps campylobacter develop a film that enables the bacteria to persist in environments such as kitchens and food processing sites.

Co-op chicken

Co-op to make all its whole chickens roast-in-bag

20 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

The Co-op Group is responding to fears over food safety issues such as campylobacter by adopting roast-in-bag packaging on all its whole chickens from January.

Poultry chickens

British Poultry Council: campylobacter media report could mislead

19 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Media reports that supermarkets are knowingly selling chickens contaminated with campylobacter may mislead consumers, the British Poultry Council (BPC) has claimed.

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Bird flu: Ukraine bans imports of all UK birds

19 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Ukraine has banned the import of all live birds and bird products from the UK, Netherlands and Germany following the recent bird flu outbreaks in the three countries.

Microscope lab

UK bird flu outbreak confirmed as H5N8 strain

18 Nov 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Defra has revealed the bird flu outbreak on an East Yorkshire duck farm is the same strain recently found in The Netherlands and Germany.

Ducks culled following avian flu outbreak in Yorkshire

17 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Defra has ordered the culling of 6,000 ducks after an outbreak of bird flu was detected on a duck breeding farm in East Yorkshire.

Julian Culshaw

Julian Culshaw commercial director of Cargill European poultry

16 Nov 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Julian Culshaw has joined Cargill’s European poultry business as commercial director…

Cherry Valley Foods

Faccenda to buy duck supplier Cherry Valley Foods

10 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Faccenda Foods is set to further extend its portfolio after agreeing to buy Lincolnshire-based Cherry Valley Farms’ duck processing business Cherry Valley Foods.

Baby and egg

Eating eggs when pregnant or young 'could reduce allergy risk'

05 Nov 2014 | By Kevin White

Eggs sales are set to benefit from research suggesting eating eggs during pregnancy and when weaning could reduce the risk of children developing an allergy, the British Egg Industry Council has claimed.

Poultry chickens

FSA and supermarkets in fresh clash over campylobacter 'naming and shaming'

03 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The Food Standards Agency has slammed retailers for putting renewed pressure on it not to ‘name and shame’ them in its campylobacter survey on supermarket chicken.

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Faccenda trials steam and ultrasound tech to reduce campylobacter

30 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

Poultry giant Faccenda Foods is set to trial new steam and ultrasound technology that it claims can cut campylobacter contamination in poultry.

Waitrose glitch

Waitrose blames labelling breach on website glitch Subscription

18 Oct 2014 | By Emma Page, Kevin White

Waitrose has been forced into a major fix of its website after The Grocer discovered it was failing to display the price p…

Pigs

MPs set up inquiry meetings for eggs, pigs & poultry

13 Oct 2014 | By Kevin White

The All-Party Parlia­mentary Group on Eggs, Pigs and Poultry will meet with industry this month…

Aunt Bessi

Aunt Bessie's £8m campaign to serve chicken with Yorkshires Subscription

10 Oct 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Aunt Bessie’s is launching an £8m marketing push to encourage more Brits to serve Yorkshire Puds with chicken…

Happy Egg co

Happy Egg Co hits $10m sales in States Subscription

21 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

US sales of The Happy Egg Co have broken $10m for the first time…

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The Happy Egg Co to roll white eggs into Tesco Subscription

12 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

The Happy Egg Co is bringing white eggs back to supermarket shelves…

Chick

Unilever aiming to end culling of day-old male chicks

11 Sep 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

Unilever has pledged to work towards ending the culling of day-old male chicks.

Raw Chicken

FSA u-turns again on naming and shaming in campylobacter results

05 Sep 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Food Standards Agency chiefs have said they will now ‘name and shame’ retailers in its quarterly campylobacter survey results.

British egg

British Lion & Wrap team up for waste-cutting egg recipes Subscription

05 Sep 2014 | By Lisa Riley

British Lion has joined forces with Wrap’s Love Food Hate Waste push to highlight how eggs can help cut food waste…

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Salmonella outbreak linked to egg packaging centre in Germany

30 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

The recent outbreak of salmonella has been linked to an egg packaging centre in Germany

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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