eggs & poultry news

raw chicken thighs, food-borne diseases

Campylobacter levels in supermarket chicken decline

13 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Quarterly tests reveal improvements in the presence of the bug

Tom Daley eggs

Diver Tom Daley to headline British Lion egg campaign

12 Dec 2018 | By Rachel Graham

British Lion is gearing up for a £1m marketing campaign, set to debut next year

french meat labelling

Casino and Compassion in World Farming launch method of production labelling

11 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

The scheme would give shoppers access to “clear information about welfare attributes”, said Casino general director Tina Schuler

Bleached chicken hanging on a production line (not UK processor)

Half of shoppers to desert meat if UK allows chlorinated chicken imports

03 Dec 2018 | By Kevin White

Research by the AHDB found that four out of five shoppers would change the way they shopped if the UK imported US meat


UK pig production gets boost as cereal farmers switch to livestock Subscription

21 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The number of pigs in the UK broke five million for the first time since 2004, according to Defra

Boiled egg

Egg sales soar after FSA changes runny egg advice

08 Nov 2018 | By Rachel Graham

An additional 70 million eggs were sold in 2018, according to Kantar Worldpanel

Happy Egg

Happy Egg Co and Adelie Foods team up for scrambled egg range

31 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

A range of pre-cooked scrambled egg pots is set to launch into Asda’s food-to-go fixture from 5 November

Birds Eye Chicken Shop

Birds Eye launches takeaway-inspired Chicken Shop range Subscription

22 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

Available in four flavours, Birds Eye described Chicken Shop as the ’ultimate’ range of chicken for sharing at home

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Egg contracts not worth paper they are written on: trade body Subscription

17 Oct 2018 | By Kevin White

BFREPA is to create model supply contracts for members as many agreements with packers do not even refer to the price paid for eggs

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Banham Poultry rescued from administration saving 1,000 jobs Subscription

08 Oct 2018 | By Henry Saker-Clark

The family-run chicken producer was hit by a “perfect storm” of margin pressures from retailers and increases in feed prices

Andrew McInnes

2 Sisters in major senior management shakeup

04 Oct 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Three of Kers’ “trusted lieutenants” from Müller have taken top jobs in 2 Sisters’ people, poultry and transformation departments

Purely Organic eggs

Noble Foods' Purely Organic egg brand wins Tesco listings Subscription

28 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The brand made its debut in c-stores earlier this year

food waste

NFU calls for businesses to join Wrap food waste initiative

25 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It is supporting the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap which aims for half of the UK’s 250 biggest food businesses to measure waste by next year

Chickolatas burger

Graham White & Co's Chickolatas range gets first burger

21 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The Piri Piri Burger contains 85% Red Tractor chicken and is set to go on sale in Asda

caged hen

Compassion in World Farming demands urgency on caged egg pledges

19 Sep 2018 | By Rachel Graham

It warned companies must start planning production system changes now to ensure smooth transition to models “fit for the future”

bernard matthews

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’

morrisons choose your own egg stand

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


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


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

heck vs aldi chicken sausages

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


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


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

Happy Eggs

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.


Chicken prices hit record levels after CO2 crisis Subscription

22 Nov 2018 | By Kevin White

Soaring feed costs caused by a global shortage have also led to the price increases

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KFC: Chicken welfare has reached a tipping point

19 Oct 2018 | By David Moran

Progress will come to a halt without cross-industry collaboration, says David Moran, supply chain director for KFC Western Europe


Fipronil scandal one year on: still not enough action on egg standards

21 Aug 2018 | By Ian Jones

Suppliers and retailers are still taking unnecessary risks, says Ian Jones of British Lion egg processors

roast chicken

More to Brits' love of chicken than simply price

16 Aug 2018

Chicken has won Britain’s hearts and brings a good quality and versatile protein to many people


Wholesale prices for dairy, meat, fish & poultry, fruit & veg, ingredients and packaging

07 Aug 2018

Wholesale pricing information from Mintec across dairy & eggs, meat & poultry, fish, packaging and dry ingredients. Includes fruit & veg, skimmed milk powder, PET, cod and haddock as well as lamb, beef, pork and chicken

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Bargain hunt: poultry category report 2018 Subscription

03 Aug 2018 | By James Halliwell

High-profile controversy has done nothing to dampen shopper appetite for value-for-money protein

roast chicken

Focus on poultry: 4 August

05 Jul 2018 Updated: 11 Jul 2018

So much for consumers eating less but better. Cheaper poultry is winning big as consumer appetite shows no sign of waning

Carbon dioxide CO2 canisters

CO2 crisis shows British food relies on free movement across borders

03 Jul 2018 | By Richard Griffiths

A shortage of CO2 is just an illustration, indicative of the integrated nature of our food supply, says Richard Griffiths of the British Poultry Council

Carbon dioxide CO2 canisters

CO2 crisis explained: Causes, drivers and the impact on food & drink

20 Jun 2018 | By Carina Perkins

Shortages in food-grade carbon dioxide are causing havoc for the UK food & drink industry. Here, we explain what’s behind the shortages - and why they’re having such a big impact on the industry

2 sisters

How 2 Sisters has gone from bottom of the class to star pupil Subscription

05 Jun 2018 | By Kevin White

2 Sisters is out of FSA-imposed emergency measures. So how did it turn things around since last year’s high-profile scandal?

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What’s on Ronald Kers’ to do list as the new CEO of 2 Sisters Food Group? Subscription

25 May 2018 | By Kevin White

What kind of company will Kers be taking over, what are the key challenges he faces and what can he bring to the business?

Impossible Foods plant-based vegan Impossible burger lifestyle shot with tongs

How should UK meat producers respond to the plant-based trend?

18 May 2018 | By Julia Glotz

The Grocer teamed up with research specialists England Marketing for an exclusive study to explore industry attitudes to all things plant-based



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