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Bernard Matthews hiring to service supermarket supply deal

17 Aug 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The turkey giant is set to create an extra 400 jobs at its Great Witchingham plant

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Rocketing feed costs leave free range egg producers 'on brink' Subscription

16 Aug 2018 | By Kevin White

Many free range producers are said to be ‘on the brink of collapse’

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Morrisons adds choose-your-own egg stands to reduce waste

31 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The egg stands were erected in produce aisles last week, as part of a move to introduce a farm shop feel to modern grocery

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BPC: 'No deal could hike poultry price by 25%'

27 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Member businesses anticipate EU labour dropping by half in the case of a no-deal departure

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Worst of CO2 crisis over for poultry suppliers

23 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

Poultry processors have switched back to gas stunning, according to the BPC

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Heck owner accuses Aldi of copying Chicken Italia sausages Subscription

18 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

Andrew Keeble said it was ’time to stand up to the playground bully’ and was considering legal action

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Gressingham acquires wholesaler JF Edwards Subscription

16 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It follows Gressingham’s purchase of wild meat supplier Yorkshire Game last month after the company entered administration

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Dutch fipronil report slams ‘inadequate’ egg supply chain Subscription

09 Jul 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The report found evidence that the Dutch Control Authority for Eggs may have been aware of the possible presence of fipronil in eggs six months before supply from affected farms was halted

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Noble Foods sees pre-tax profits drop amid falling egg prices Subscription

06 Jul 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Newly filed accounts at Companies House show pre-tax profits slumped by 78.8% in the year to 30 September 2017.

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CO2 supply crisis 'worsens significantly' after power outage at Air Liquide plant

03 Jul 2018 | By Kevin White

The gas supplier has declared ‘force majeure’ due the shortages of CO2

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Happy Egg Co launches two-egg boxes with My Cook Box Subscription

28 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Noble Foods brand has developed new packaging for the collaboration

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Nestlé pledges to improve welfare of chickens

28 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

All Nestlé products that use chicken will have to adhere to the requirements laid out by the European Broiler Ask

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2 Sisters ditches gas stunning amid CO2 crisis Subscription

22 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant has temporaility abandoned CO2 stunning in a bid to keep production lines running

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CO2 crisis: Government urged to step in to prevent shortages Subscription

21 Jun 2018 | By Ian Quinn, Julia Glotz

The FDF says there is a worrying lack of clarity over how long shortages will last and what will be done to resolve them

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Beer, fizzy drinks, chicken and meat hit by CO2 shortages

21 Jun 2018 | By The Grocer News Team

Supplies are running dangerously low right in the middle of World Cup fever and the crucial summer barbecue season

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CO2 shortages could knock out 60% of UK poultry plants 'within days' Subscription

20 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Nine of the country’s largest poultry plants are facing critical shortages of CO2, which is used for both slaughtering and packaging

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Moy Park creates allergen-free factory in £18m investment Subscription

15 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It includes the creation of a fully contained gluten and dairy-free factory at its Grantham site

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Calls to test imported eggs as new European fipronil scandal brews Subscription

14 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The emergence of a potential new fipronil scandal was “not a surprise” said British Egg Industry Council chairman 

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Fresh fipronil contamination scandal as Germany recalls 73,000 organic eggs

12 Jun 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The eggs are believed to have come from an organic egg supplier in the Netherlands

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2 Sisters takes on hundreds of extra staff in expansion plan

12 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Supplier will take on 300 new staff as it extends operations at its site in Willand, Devon

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Tesco blames shortages of fresh chicken on packaging problems

07 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

Shoppers have been reporting difficulties locating fresh chicken

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UK poultry farmers report 40% decline in use of antibiotics Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The poultry industry has credited ‘joined-up’ thinking for the reduction, and restated its ommitment to ‘responsible’ usage

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FSA teams up with 2 Sisters for information sharing trial Subscription

04 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

The regulator has partnered with 2 Sisters for a pilot information sharing scheme that could provide the ‘template’ for the sector

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Labour costs soar as Brexit staff challenges hit poultry processors Subscription

31 May 2018 | By Kevin White

Processors were experiencing a “flow of people” out of the industry, said BPC chief executive Richard Griffiths

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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 Subscription

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

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Illegal gangmaster gets seven years in landmark case Subscription

10 Dec 2013 | By Julia Glotz

A 40-year-old man who exploited Lithuanian workers in the chicken processing sector has been sentenced to seven years in prison

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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