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City snapshot: China’s “richest chicken farmer” linked with Moy Park deal Subscription

21 Aug 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Liu Yonghao, chairman of China’s agrichemical business New Hope, has been tipped as the front-runner in the £1bn-plus deal for Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park.

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UK exposure to fipronil widens as 14 additional egg products withdrawn

17 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The products include whole egg and products to be used as ingredients by food manufacturers and caterers

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Chicken and poultry recalls in EU hit 15-year high Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

There were 223 recalls of poultry products in the EU over the second quarter of 2017

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A third of shoppers pledge to buy more British eggs in wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

15 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

However, just 2% of shoppers claim they will stop eating eggs altogether, an exclusive Lightspeed Research poll for The Grocer shows

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European Commission calls for emergency summit on egg scandal

11 Aug 2017 | By Emily Bright

Vytenis Andriukaitis also called for collaboration between affected countries to tackle the problem, warning ’blaming and shaming will bring us nowhere’

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Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Asda and Waitrose withdraw products as egg scandal widens

10 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The products are mainly egg salads and sandwiches. FSA now believes close to 700,000 eggs from affected farms have entered the UK, up from its previous estimate of 21,000

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About 21,000 fipronil contaminated eggs entered UK, says FSA

08 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The regulator has stressed there is no risk to public health and the eggs represent a tiny fraction of eggs sold in the UK

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Faccenda Foods slashes antibiotic usage by 70% in past two years Subscription

01 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

Faccenda likens its strategy to a “Holland & Barrett approach to bird health”

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Gove rules out chlorinated chicken imports

26 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Comments are at odds with international trade secretary Liam Fox, who has refused to rule out imports as part of US trade deal

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Egg supplier LJ Fairburn maintains strong sales growth Subscription

20 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier saw turnover grow from £60.1m to £66m during the 12 months to 30 September 2016

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Noble delays IPO to focus on rebuilding sales and profitability Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Happy Egg Co owner Noble Foods has put its mooted IPO on ice as it focuses on regrowing revenues

Tesco campylobacter recall puts cooked chicken in the spotlight

Tesco campylobacter recall puts cooked chicken in the spotlight Subscription

14 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Tesco is investigating what is believed to be the first recorded presence of campylobacter in cooked poultry…

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Eggs on the up as sales beat six billion mark Subscription

06 Jul 2017 | By Beth Gault

Sales increased by 300 million over the year

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FSA won't shame but will name retailers in antibiotics survey Subscription

29 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA will start testing samples of supermarket meat this summer.

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JBS announces intention to sell Moy Park Subscription

20 Jun 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Beleaguered Brazilian meat giant JBS has announced it plans to sell its shareholding in Northern Irish poultry firm Moy Park as part of a R$7m (£1.68bn) divestment programme

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2 Sisters to close Smethwick plant with loss of 250 jobs

05 Jun 2017 | By Kevin White

Processor launched a 45-day consultation into closing ‘ageing’ site in April

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Poultry sales help boost Moy Park revenues by 6.6% Subscription

18 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Quarterly results posted by the JBS-owned processor this week showed year on year revenue growth of £22.9m to £370.4m

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Moy Park revenues up 6.6% in first quarter Subscription

16 May 2017 | By Alec Mattinson

Northern Irish poultry supplier Moy Park has reported a 6.6% jump in first quarter revenues, according the newly published accounts from its parent company Brazilian meat giant JBS,

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Two new cases of avian flu prompt poultry movement review Subscription

08 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Government avian flu controls were due to be lifted on 15 May in England, but now may be extended

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2 Sisters invests £27.5m into South West supply chain Subscription

04 May 2017 | By Kevin White

The supplier increased production by a third, to more than a million birds a week, during the past year

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Government avian flu controls in England to be lifted from 15 May Subscription

03 May 2017 | By Kevin White

Defra has changed its risk assessment over the spread of the virus from ‘medium’ to ‘low’

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Noble takes another crack at posh eggs with Heritage Breeds Subscription

20 Apr 2017 | By Beth Gault

The Heritage Breeds range will feature duck, hen and quail eggs from British farms

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2 Sisters set to close chicken plant in Smethwick, West Mids Subscription

11 Apr 2017 | By Kevin White

Some 630 staff could lose their job at the plant, described as ’ageing’ by 2 Sisters

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Bernard Matthews confirms 114 redundancies as it ceases chicken production Subscription

06 Apr 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A spokesman for 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh’s private office confirmed more than 80 chicken production staff and about 30 managerial roles at the Great Witchingham headquarters have been made redundant

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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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