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12 July 2018
Virulent Newcastle disease alert
USA - Additional cases of virulent Newcastle disease were found in backyard birds in San Bernardino County and Riverside County on 10 July 2018...
10 July 2018
Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announce cage-free egg initiative
SINGAPORE - Grand Hyatt Singapore and Andaz Singapore announced on 09 July 2018 their commitment to switch to a 100 percent cage-free egg (shell and liquid) supply chain by 2025 or earlier...
09 July 2018
RSPCA must “step up to the plate” to help free range producers meet new perching rules, says BFREPA
UK - The chief executive of the British Free Range Egg Producers Association has called on RSPCA Assured to help its members meet new hen perching requirements...
New Dutch egg safety report shows need for higher standards
UK - Producers of British Lion eggs are calling on the EU to raise egg safety standards across Europe in light of a new Dutch Government report into the fipronil in eggs scandal, which highlighted insufficient food safety standards...
15 June 2018
Could your backyard flock make you sick?
USA - The CDC has been looking into recent outbreaks of Salmonella linked to poultry found in backyard flocks and offers some advice on staying safe...
14 June 2018
"Hens in trees": A visit with the Lakes Free Range Egg Company
We visited the impressive Lakes Free Range Egg Company this week - we were impressed by more than just the views...
13 June 2018
New opportunity for arable farmers: Grow your business with free range chickens
UK - Traditional Norfolk Poultry, a leading producer of free range chickens in the UK, has chosen the Cereals event in Cambridgeshire this week to launch its latest project to offer arable farmers a new opportunity for diversification...
01 June 2018
Sustainability by design: why Sweden has it sussed
Maria Donis is managing director at the Swedish Poultry Meat Association and is also on the board of AVEC. Pia Gustavsson is chief veterinarian and is responsible for running the veterinary programmes. The Poultry Site heard from them about sustainability...
24 April 2018
The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Sustainable Development goes to The Lakes Free Range Egg Company
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company has been recognised by The Queen’s Award for Enterprise - one of the most prestigious business awards programmes in the world. ‘The Lakes’ achieved their award in the Sustainable Development category...
23 April 2018
Asian food industry leaders put animal welfare on their agenda
JAKARTA, Indonesia - 23 April 2018 - Humane Society International (HSI) recently hosted Indonesia’s first corporate animal welfare roundtable, bringing together leading food service, restaurant and hospitality companies to discuss the global movement...
19 April 2018
Eat less and better meat and dairy, say campaigners
A powerful alliance of 52 organisations have set out their stall for how to eat meat and dairy more sustainably...
17 April 2018
Taking steps for business-wide welfare and sustainability
Charoen Pokphand Foods PLC commits to sustainability and welfare improvement targets in 2017 sustainability report...
29 March 2018
Single vaccine developed for avian flu and duck enteritis
UK, 28 March 2018 - The Pirbright institute has developed a single vaccine for both avian flu and duck enteritis...
21 February 2018
The Lakes Free Range Egg Company wins gold at the International Green Awards
The awards are part of an international campaign to find the greenest companies, councils and communities. The Lakes won the UK Green Apple Award last year, after competing against 500 other nominations for the Environmental Best Practice Award. They...
19 January 2018
Bird flu detected in wild birds in Warwickshire
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Warwickshire...
18 January 2018
BVA and BVPA respond to new bird flu prevention zone announcement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has today (18 January) declared a bird flu prevention zone across the whole of England, requiring all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures....
12 January 2018
APHA: Bird Flu detected in wild birds in Dorset
Highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu has been detected in wild birds in Dorset. ...
22 December 2017
WA Govt Threatens to Pull Out of Review of Chicken Welfare Standards
AUSTRALIA - The Western Australian Government has threatened to pull out of a national process to write new legal standards on chicken welfare....
20 December 2017
Poultry Gets Hormone Taint; Organic Way Needs Official Stamp
INDIA - Organic chicken and mutton have become the new buzzwords after scientists have found growth-promoting hormones and antibiotics being used at regular caged poultry farms....
14 December 2017
Michigan Egg Producers Try to Back Out of Cage-free Chicken Deadline
US - Eight years after agreeing to it, Michigan's egg producers are seeking to push back a deadline by which they must provide cage-free housing for egg-laying hens. ...
28 November 2017
Contaminated Eggs Found in Areas Near Factories
THAILAND - The government has been urged to make a serious effort to combat persistent organic pollutants (POPS), toxic byproducts from industrial processes, from damaging the environment after a recent study found unsafe levels of POPs in eggs collected...
Dansk Supermarked Group Phases Out Battery Eggs
DENMARK - Danish retail group Dansk Supermarked has announced it is ceasing the sale of battery eggs at its Netto and Bilka stores....
15 November 2017
All Carrefour Eggs Going Cage-Free By 2025, Retailer Says
EU - French retailer Carrefour has announced its commitment to selling only cage-free eggs under its private label brand in Europe by 2025....
03 November 2017
NZ Applauds Nestlė's Global Cage-egg Free Commitment
NEW ZEALAND - Nestlė, the world’s largest food company, has announced its commitment to eliminate cages from its egg supply chain worldwide. This policy will be adopted by all of Nestlė’s locations in 189 countries....
02 November 2017
Nestlé Commits to Globally Sourcing Only Cage-free Eggs by 2025
GLOBAL - Nestlé today announced its plans to set a goal where only eggs from cage-free hens are sourced for all its food products globally by 2025, including all shell eggs and egg products directly sourced as ingredients by by the company....
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