eggs & poultry news

Needles in testing lab

Could salmonella outbreak be linked to imported eggs?

15 Aug 2014 | By Kevin White

Evidence is emerging that the source of a salmonella outbreak that affected 156 people across England could be linked to eggs from mainland Europe.

Eggs

Shoppers want British eggs in manufactured food products

15 Aug 2014 | By Helen Gilbert

Seven out of 10 shoppers want only British eggs used in manufactured food products…

bacon rashes

Breakfast fry ups boosting egg, bacon and sausage sales

09 Aug 2014 | By Rob Brown

More Brits are eating cooked ingredients such as eggs, bacon and sausages at breakfast…

Roast-in-bag

Campylobacter war aided by roast in bag format says Faccenda

09 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Faccenda Foods is to extend a roast-in-bag range that it claims can reduce food safety issues such as campylobacter…

Poultry chickens

FSA campylobacter test results: food industry responds Subscription

06 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Survey results published by the Food Standards Agency yesterday (5 August) revealed that 59% of fresh shop-bought chickens tested positive for campylobacter.

Chicken

FSA releases first quarterly campylobacter results

05 Aug 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Campylobacter has been found in 59% of fresh shop-bought chickens - and on the outside of the packaging of 4% of birds - according to the Food Standards Agency.

GM Poultry

2 Sisters Food Group reveals results of urgent FSA audits

28 Jul 2014 | By Vince Bamford

FSA audits into 2 Sisters sites embroiled in The Guardian poultry industry probe have found that no improvements are required at the plants.

Chickens

Campylobacter claims: the industry responds

24 Jul 2014 | By Kevin White

An undercover investigation by the Guardian newspaper into the food poisoning bug campylobacter has claimed to have uncovered hygiene breaches in the UK poultry industry.

chickens

FSA rapped for refusing to 'name and shame' in campylobacter results

24 Jul 2014 | By Julia Glotz

The Food Standards Agency has come under attack for deciding not to ‘name and shame’ retailers and suppliers in a major food safety survey on supermarket chicken.

Faccenda Foods

Faccenda Foods in £7 per hour minimum pay pledge to UK staff Subscription

16 Jul 2014 | By Beth Brooks

Faccenda Foods has introduced a pay guarantee in which it has pledged to pay all of its UK staff a minimum £7 per hour…

raw chicken

FSA: poultrymeat campylobacter is most common food poisoner

28 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Research from the FSA has confirmed campylobacter as the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK…

moy park

Moy Park adds 'no wash' labels to whole chickens

22 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Poultry giant Moy Park is adding a ‘no need to wash’ label to its branded whole birds…

eggs

Northern Ireland’s Skea Eggs wins Sainsbury’s supply deal

16 Jun 2014 | By Kevin White

Northern Irish business Skea Eggs has secured a deal to supply Sainsbury’s with own-label free-range eggs.

Raw Chicken

FSA targets campylobacter with raw chicken warning

16 Jun 2014 | By Vince Bamford

Consumers have been warned washing raw chicken increases the risk of contracting campylobacter food poisoning.

burgers

Brits turn to poultry as sales of frozen burgers slump

08 Jun 2014 | By Rob Brown

Britain has got through the equivalent of 43.4 million fewer frozen quarter pounders in the past year…

moy park chicken

Sainsbury's kicks off trial of Moy Park's non-British chicken

01 Jun 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Sainsbury’s is trialling non-British cooked chicken at a round-pound price point…

chickens

EU poultry stunning regulations to be re-examined by Defra

25 May 2014 | By Kevin White

Poultry producers have welcomed Defra’s decision to halt the implementation of tough EU rules on pre-slaughter stunning…

free range eggs

Noble Foods Manton acquisition halted by CMA

25 May 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Noble Foods says it is “business as usual” after regulators placed an interim order on its Manton’s acquisition…

chicken poultry

Poultry producers welcome delay to rule change on stunning

22 May 2014 | By Kevin White

British poultry producers have welcomed Defra’s decision to halt the implementation of tough new EU rules on pre-slaughter stunning.

eggs

Noble Foods faces competition probe over Manton’s acquisition

21 May 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Noble Foods has reassured its customers it is “business as usual” after competition regulators placed an interim order on its acquisition of egg processor Manton’s.

Macs eggs

Noble Foods launches new organic egg brand

18 May 2014 | By Kevin White

Noble Foods, best known for its Happy Egg Co brand, has launched a new brand of organic free-range eggs in the South East …

Chicken

Halal meat furore: What does the food industry say?

08 May 2014 | By Kevin White

Halal meat is back in the headlines. The Grocer rounds up reaction and opinion from industry, trade bodies, animal welfare charities and more.

Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews to close Lincolnshire turkey plant

08 May 2014 | By Kevin White

A significant reduction in Christmas turkey orders for 2014 is set to lead to the closure of Bernard Matthews’ Lincs Turkeys processing plant in Lincolnshire, with the loss of up to 80 jobs.

Chicken

Moy Park sales climb 10% on strong demand for poultry

01 May 2014 | By Julia Glotz

Increased supermarket demand for British and Irish chicken helped boost sales at Moy Park by 10% to £1.2bn in 2013, with pre-tax profits of £33.8m – up from £24.4m in 2012.

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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