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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

campylobacter

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

Chickolatas

Porky Whites owner launches Chickolatas posh chicken sausages Subscription

15 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

Sausages contain just 1.7g fat each, and will be picked up by Sainsbury’s next month

Faccenda

Faccenda credits profit rise to focus on lower costs Subscription

12 Jan 2018 | By Kevin White

The chicken, duck and turkey supplier is expected to complete a joint venture with the UK poultry arm of US meat giant Cargill

US pig farm - ONE USE

'US trade deal risks not limited to chlorinated chicken'

11 Jan 2018 | By Rachel Graham

The NGO has listed ten key food safety ‘risks’ from a potential trade deal with the US in a report published this week

2 Sisters

MPs pledge to keep 'close eye' on 2 Sisters audits Subscription

22 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Poultry giant’s commitment to publish audit results should be seen as a “necessary means” to rebuild consumer confidence, …

2 Sisters

2 Sisters pledges to publish results of all factory audits

19 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White, Carina Perkins

It comes as The Guardian and ITV published fresh claims over ‘process issues’ today

Faccenda turkey supplier truck

Faccenda Foods and Cargill JV approved by CMA Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

The tie-up would employ 6,000 across the UK

gressingham

Duck specialist Gressingham Foods enjoys 6% value sales boost Subscription

14 Dec 2017 | By Kevin White

Sales for Gressingham, trading under the name Green Label Foods, rose from £100.6m to £106.8m

Kirsty Wilkins Moy Park

Kirsty Wilkins joins Moy Park as HR director

12 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Ex-Tulip HR director replaces Mike Mullan, who has left poultry supplier after six years

red meat

Experts warn meat tax would gamble with consumer health

11 Dec 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Mick Sloyan of AHDB warned a meat tax was an “incredibly blunt tool for a complex problem”

eggs

Brexit could raise risk of salmonella in eggs, warns Sustain

08 Dec 2017 | By Matt Strudwick

A UK and US free trade deal would mean having to bow to American food standards, says food campaigner

2 sisters organic chickens

2 Sisters profits hit by site closure and rising commodities Subscription

08 Dec 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Operating profits at 2 Sisters fell 58% to £8.4m in the 13 weeks to 28 October…

turkey one use

British shoppers to pay more for their turkeys this Christmas Subscription

07 Dec 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Wholesale prices are currently up 16% year on year [Mintec]

amazon golden goose

AmazonFresh to sell a golden goose this Christmas

06 Dec 2017 | By Emma Weinbren

An edible golden goose is available to purchase on the online grocery site for £98.50 over the festive period

Whole raw chicken

Waitrose warns of higher levels of campylobacter in chicken Subscription

24 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

M&S was the worst performer, with 10% of the retailer’s chicken samples testing positive above 1,000cfu/g in Q3 2017

Eggs in crates

FSA insists fipronil egg tests were robust Subscription

20 Nov 2017 | By Carina Perkins

A European laboratory that tested eggs during the scandal might have given false results, a report by the EC’s Joint Resea…

Raw Chicken

Brazil poultry at heart of recall spikes Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

There were 137 poultry recalls from July to September, down from 223 during Q2

moy park chicken

Moy Park reports 'strong' sales growth in Q3 Subscription

10 Nov 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Revenues at Northern Irish poultry producer Moy Park rose 11.3% to £392.6m in the third quarter on strong volume growth, favourable exchange rate movements and recovery of cost inflation.

Chlorine washed chicken

Liam Fox concedes Brits 'won't stand for' chlorinated chicken Subscription

08 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

Softening in rhetoric by international trade secretary applauded by British Poultry Council CEO Richard Griffiths

2 sisters

2 Sisters slumps into the red in fourth quarter Subscription

07 Nov 2017 | By Kevin White

The company has also warned the recent food safety scandal at its West Bromwich factory would impact its Q1 results

Chlorine washed chicken

Chlorinated chicken back in spotlight as Fox reignites debate Subscription

02 Nov 2017 | By Rachel Graham

The trade secretary said he saw no issue with the British public consuming chlorinated chicken…

Dom Joly Cracking Eggs

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…

Colourful egg

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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