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British Lion eggs ads to air on ITV, C4 and Sky in January

15 Dec 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

British Lion eggs will return to TV screens in the New Year with its first major ad campaign in a decade…

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Ian Toal takes charge of 2 Sisters' chilled and ready meals business as divisional MD

10 Dec 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Ian Toal, the former CEO of Adams Foods, has joined 2 Sisters Food Group as divisional managing director for its added-value poultry, chilled and ready meals businesses.

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Survey reveals Brits' typical Christmas fayre

08 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

British families typically kick off Christmas Day with a smoked salmon breakfast

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New campylobacter working group will focus on solutions Subscription

08 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

A joint industry/government research group set up to study campylobacter is being replaced with a new body…

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Happy Egg keeps hens happy with eggs-streme sports calendar

05 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

The Happy Egg Co is giving its flocks of hens added ‘hen-tertainment’ and visual stimulus…

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Harry Ramsden's chicken range gets wider distribution

01 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

Harry Ramsden’s is set to make its Harry’s at Home chicken range more widely available…

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Boost the Roost's selenium-enriched eggs get Tesco roll-out

28 Nov 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Tesco is to expand its distribution of Boost the Roost’s selenium-enriched eggs…

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Moy Park supplier's viewing gallery is Northern Ireland first

28 Nov 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

A Moy Park supplier says a new viewing gallery at his County Derry poultry farm – claimed to be a first for Northern Irela…

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Campylobacter: FSA reveals supermarket test results

27 Nov 2014 | By Julia Glotz, Kevin White

Asda in the spotlight as FSA publishes campylobacter results

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Campylobacter: the industry responds to FSA findings

27 Nov 2014

The grocery and poultry industries respond to the Food Standards Agency study that has revealed 70% of all chickens sold in UK supermarkets are contaminated with campylobacter to some degree.

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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.

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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…

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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).

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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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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

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…

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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

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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