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2 Sisters to close Cambuslang plant with loss of 450 jobs

13 Apr 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant said its loss-making factory would close in August after a consultation failed to present any ‘credible proposal to change our view’

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Noble Foods lodges complaint against chick mutilation claims Subscription

10 Apr 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Sunday Times exposé claimed supplier sourced ‘mutilated’ chicks for Happy Egg Co brand from Germany 

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CWIF accuses Sainsbury's of chicken welfare 'backtrack' Subscription

05 Apr 2018 | By Carina Perkins

The retailer received the NGO’s Good Chicken Award in 2010 - but has “failed to deliver on its promise” to improve the welfare of its birds, says CWIF 

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KFC still dealing with availability fallout

28 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

Some restaurants this week remained closed while others were operating from a limited menu…

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Defra updates meat chicken welfare code Subscription

26 Mar 2018 | By Helen Gilbert

The move is part of a programme of government reforms to safeguard and enhance the welfare of animals

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Chicken overhauls sausages in BBQ pecking order

23 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Both burgers and sausages featured in fewer British barbecues last year

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Food safety scandal slashes quarterly profits at 2 Sisters Subscription

22 Mar 2018 | By Alec Mattinson

Second-quarter profits have plunged at 2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings, as the closure of its scandal-hit West Bromwich factory weighed on results.

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Noble Foods commits to 100% cage-free eggs by 2025 Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The supplier, which has come under fire for not commiting to go 100% cage-free earlier, said the pledge followed “months of planning”

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British Lion partially suspends Walston Poultry Farm Subscription

20 Mar 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Animal rights group Animal Equality installed hidden cameras at the central Dorset farm from January to March this year

KFC

KFC returns to Bidvest after chicken supply crisis Subscription

09 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

The fast-food chain had egg on its face after axing Bidvest in favour of DHL

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Supermarket campylobacter levels continue falling Subscription

08 Mar 2018 | By Kevin White

Percentage of chickens carrying the highest level of contamination of the bug are down to 4.5% in UK’s nine biggest supermarkets

2 Sisters

No evidence of serious hygiene breaches at 2 Sisters says FSA Subscription

02 Mar 2018 | By Carina Perkins

There was no evidence of regulatory breaches serious enough to prompt enforcement action beyond verbal warnings, reports FSA

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KFC allows franchisees to buy approved items from Booker

02 Mar 2018 | By Andrew Don

KFC, still struggling with its new distribution arrangements, has given its franchisees freedom to purchase items from Booker

KFC

KFC expects disruption to continue for remainder of week

20 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White, Andrew Don

Some outlets will remain closed and others will be operating with a reduced menu on shortened hours

Chippindale Foods

Morrisons buys Yorkshire egg supplier Chippindale Foods Subscription

19 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

The deal will allow Morrisons to bring forward the date at which all its eggs will come from non-caged hens

Egg powder

Post-fipronil boost to egg supplies eases EU prices

15 Feb 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Egg yolk powder and processing egg prices are now falling sharply in the EU

2 Sisters

2 Sisters to cut 900 jobs

08 Feb 2018 | By Kevin White

The poultry giant is planning to close three loss-making factories in wake of last autumn’s chicken scandal

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Faccenda and Cargill unveil Avara Foods poultry joint venture Subscription

30 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Business will be owned equally between Cargill and Faccenda

Eggs in crates

Egg industry shrugs off fipronil scandal as sales pass six billion Subscription

23 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Sales rose to highest levels in 40 years, said British Egg industry Council

bird flu

Defra extends avian flu prevention nationally Subscription

19 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Prevention zone now extends to all of England and includes extra precautions for keepers with more than 500 birds

Ranjit Singh Efra Committee

2 Sisters defends Efra MPs ‘biscuit-gate’ gift

18 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

The supplier sent members of the Committee hampers of biscuits following CEO Ranjit Singh’s appearance in October

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AMR campylobacter triggers calls for poultry antibiotics ban Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

Report by FSA finds resistance to some drugs has grown

bird flu

Winter's first case of avian flu detected in wild birds Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

The Food Standards Agency says the outbreak does not pose a food safety risk to UK consumers

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Jokes to appear on egg shells in Big & Fresh trial Subscription

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?…

GM Poultry

'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…

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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