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Moy Park chicken production hits 5 million a week Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The company’s broiler production has soared 60% over the past six years

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Poultry: vets reduce antibiotic use with ABC plan Subscription

14 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

A group of vets has come up with a new way to help poultry farmers cut antibiotic use…

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Poultry processors follow 2 Sisters' vow to cut antibiotics

07 May 2015 | By Carina Perkins

2 Sisters announced last week it would stop using all antibiotics defined by the World Health Organization as ‘Critically Important Antimicrobials (CIAs) for Human Health

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Bernard Matthews reduces annual losses as cost cutting takes effect Subscription

16 Apr 2015 | By Kevin White

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews experienced a “significant improvement” in the performance of its UK business during the 12 months to 29 June 2014, despite a fall in revenues of £39.9m to £306.8m.

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Chicken 'worse than beef' for environment, claims WWF UK Subscription

09 Apr 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Duncan Williamson, food policy manager at WWF UK, said meat in general was the primary cause of environmental problems arising from UK diets, with chicken the biggest villain of all


Egg consumption up 2% in 2014 as health benefits recognised Subscription

20 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

Egg consumption remains on the rise, with Brits eating an extra 700,000 eggs per day last year compared with 2013…


Political parties split over future of Food Standards Agency

19 Mar 2015 | By Carina Perkins

The UK’s three main political parties have voiced disagreement over the future responsibilities of the FSA.

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Yowk! The new invention promising the perfect runny egg Subscription

12 Mar 2015 | By Kevin White

Yowk is a pasteurised egg, sold in a pot with dried bread soldiers, salt & pepper and a spoon

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Salisbury Poultry to invest £10m at former First Milk site in Wales

03 Mar 2015 | By Edward Devlin

A £10m investment in a poultry processing plant in Wales has been given the green light, paving the way for the creation of 150 jobs in Wrexham.

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Fourth quarter revenues up at 2015 IPO contender Moy Park

02 Mar 2015 | By Alec Mattinson

Irish poultry producer Moy Park saw revenues increase by 3.4% for the 13 weeks ended 27 December 2014

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M&S to sell boxes of guaranteed double yolk eggs

09 Feb 2015 | By Kevin White

The rare phenomenon is to be part of a new range of special breed eggs

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Lucy Mecklenburgh shows her love for eggs in British Lion push

16 Jan 2015 | By Simon Gwynn

Fitness guru and former TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh is fronting a push for British Lion eggs…

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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


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.


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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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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