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Moy Park waste

Moy Park reaches milestone of 150,000 meals to FareShare

19 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Poultry giant reached milestone this month, having contributed more than 68 tonnes of fresh chicken that would otherwise have gone to waste

Poultry chickens

Campylobacter levels fall as supermarkets make progress Subscription

18 Oct 2017 | By Carina Perkins

Some 54% of 3,980 chicken samples taken from August 2016 to July 2017 tested positive for campylobacter, down from 73.2% in 2014/15

Eggs in crates

Laid in Britain scheme slams FSA runny egg advice update Subscription

16 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Scheme is just as safe as British Lion eggs, says secretary David Spackman, who has urged the FSA to reconsider its advice

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2 Sisters boss Ranjit Singh summoned by Commons Committee

12 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Singh, the FSA, Red Tractor and the British Poultry Council have all been called to give evidence to the Efra Committee on 25 October

asda duck breast

Asda to sell year-round duck lines under Extra Special tier Subscription

12 Oct 2017 | By Rachel Graham

Four new products, supplied by Faccenda Foods, hit shelves at the end of September

Boiled egg

Runny eggs 'OK for children, pregnant women and elderly'

11 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Regulator has changed advice in wake of new guidelines by Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food last July

caged hen

Noble Foods faces Humane League attack over caged eggs Subscription

10 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

Animal welfare group is calling on the owner of the Happy Egg Co to commit to eradicating caged hen eggs by 2025

West Country Quail

Clarence Court duck egg supplier expands production Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Edward Devlin

A Devon duck and quail egg producer that supplies the Clarence Court brand has secured a six-figure bank funding package to expand its output.

2 sisters

FSA extends investigation to other 2 Sisters factories Subscription

06 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA said its investigation had highlighted issues requiring management attention…

2 sisters food scandal

Third of shoppers vow to change chicken buying habits after scandal Subscription

05 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

A food safety scandal enveloped 2 Sisters Food Group last week…

2 Sisters Poultry Chicken

Chicken exposé had 'zero impact' on sales at Tesco Subscription

04 Oct 2017 | By Ian Quinn

CEO Dave Lewis says supermarket has seen ‘nothing in terms of change in buying patterns’

2 Sisters Poultry Chicken

2 Sisters temporarily suspends operations at West Bromwich

02 Oct 2017 | By Kevin White

The Ranjit Singh-owned food giant was enveloped in a food safety crisis last week

Poultry chickens

Chicken crisis 'will not change FSA campylobacter test plans'

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The FSA has said it will not change its plans to allow supermarkets to report their own data on campylobacter

Poultry chickens

2 Sisters under pressure as retailers launch investigations following Guardian/ITV chicken exposé

29 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

A joint Guardian and ITV investigation claimed to have uncovered food safety breaches at 2 Sisters plants

Single use - eggs being disposed

EC unveils action plan after fipronil egg scare Subscription

28 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

European Commissioner for health Vytenis Andriukaitis said risk communication across the EU would be improved

faccenda

Faccenda Foods and Cargill team up for UK poultry venture Subscription

25 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Joint venture would have capability to process 223 million birds a year

campylobacter

FSA strikes landmark deal with retailers over campylobacter data Subscription

20 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Top nine UK food retailers will now self-publish chicken contamination test results as FSA shifts emphasis to smaller operators

Profiteroles generic

Profiteroles and waffles withdrawn over fipronil egg scare

14 Sep 2017 | By Julia Glotz

The lines named in the latest FSA update include branded toasting waffles sold in Morrisons

moy park roast in the bag chicken

Moy Park sold to US chicken producer Pilgrim's Pride in $1bn deal Subscription

11 Sep 2017 | By Edward Devlin

Moy Park has been sold by its scandal-hit Brazilian owner JBS to Pilgrim’s Pride, the second biggest poultry producer in the US

Eggs in crates

Number of egg products pulled in fipronil scandal grows to 65

07 Sep 2017 | By Beth Gault

The additional products include seven cake mixes and 19 liquid egg products

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Egg sales slump in the wake of fipronil scandal Subscription

01 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

Fresh egg sales in the mults have fallen in the wake of the fipronil egg contamination scandal

sponge cake

Eight more products containing eggs withdrawn in fipronil scandal

31 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

The latest batch of withdrawals were all cake mixes for use in the catering trade

McDonald's

McDonald's to end antibiotics use in its global chicken supply Subscription

25 Aug 2017 | By Beth Gault

The chain is to no longer source chickens treated with antibiotics defined by the WHO as ‘important to human medicine’….

Eggs in a carton

More products to be withdrawn over fipronil as FSA introduces 15% threshold

24 Aug 2017 | By Julia Glotz

Products made with egg from affected farms now need to be withdrawn if the egg accounts for 15% or more of the product weight

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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