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11 September 2014
Freedom Food to Rebrand as RSPCA Assured
UK - Freedom Food, the RSPCA’s farm animal welfare assurance and labelling scheme, is to be rebranded for the consumer market in 2015 as ‘RSPCA Assured’....
10 September 2014
Member States Embrace Welfare NGOs; Working to Develop Egg Industry
SCOTLAND, UK - The NFU's Chief Poultry Adviser, Gary Ford, is currently attending the the International Egg Commission (IEC) Conference in Edinburgh where there have been a number of updates about current developments in Europe and the rest of the world...
Standard Chartered Invests $35 Million in Jordanian Poultry Firm
JORDAN - Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE), the investment arm of Standard Chartered Bank, will invest $35 million to acquire a minor but significant stake in Al Jazeera Agricultural Co., Jordan's only fully integrated poultry producer and distributor....
09 September 2014
Successful First Hatch at New Turkey Hatchery Galli Gallo
ROMANIA - Eighty-six per cent hatch of set – that’s the promising result of the very first hatch at Galli Gallo’s brand new turkey hatchery, according to Petersime....
Egg Producers Reject Government's Free-range Logo Designs
AUSTRALIA - South Australia's free-range egg producers say they are disappointed the State Government's proposed logos to identify their produce do not resemble what they had asked for....
First Egg Nutrition Consortium Symposium to be Held in Edinburgh
UK - The first ever international egg nutrition symposium "Eggs in human nutrition: current research and future directions" will be held in Edinburgh on Wednesday, 10 September. The symposium will feature four speakers from three continents presenting...
08 September 2014
Conference Examines Sustainability of the European Poultry Industry
UK – Well over one hundred delegates were present to celebrate the start of the 50th anniversary of the Poultry Science Symposium today, which is set to examine all aspects of the sustainability of the European poultry meat and egg industries. Jackie...
One in Four Dutch Egg Farmers Face Financial Loss
NETHERLANDS - One in four egg farmers in the Netherlands is at risk of going bankrupt because of low egg prices and high feed costs, farming organisation LTO said at the weekend....
UK's Happy Hens Thrive under One Million Trees
UK - Free-range egg producers across Great Britain have planted more than one million trees to create a happy habitat for their hens. ...
Eggs Recommended for Older Ages
UK - A paper published in the August/September issue of "Network Health Dietitians" recommends eggs as an ideal food for older people....
05 September 2014
Unilever to End Culling of Day Old Chicks in Egg Supply Chain
ANALYSIS - Global food processing giant Unilever has joined the growing list of major companies to put forward proposals to improve animal welfare in the food supply chain....
Woolworths Removes Caged Eggs from ACT Stores
AUSTRALIA - Canberra has become the first jurisdiction in Australia where Woolworths will no longer sell caged eggs....
04 September 2014
ORKA Seeks Resellers and Distributors in South American Market
SOUTH AMERICA - Instruments manufactured by ORKA Food Technology (better known as “EggTester.com”) are gaining market share and strong recognition in South America markets based on their versatility, cost and reliability....
Poultry Certification Launched in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - GLOBAL G.A.P. launched the Poultry Module of the Integrated Farm Assurance Standard for Livestock in South Africa in July....
Cage Layer Eggs Safe, Wholesome, Affordable and Humane Protein Source
US - When labels are attached to modern farming practices such as "medieval cruelty" or "moral responsibility to act by avoiding cage eggs" as occurred on 30 August in Chris Rodley’s editorial, "Eating Brunch Right Now, You Might Want to Put Your Fork...
03 September 2014
Big Dutchman Customer Aces SQF Audit for Egg Production
US - The new School Site Farm Packing Plant dedicated to specialty eggs recently passed the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) audit with flying colours. ...
02 September 2014
Technical Seminar Hosts Iranian Industry Leaders
IRAN - Hy-Line International and its leading distributor in Iran, Morghak Company, attended a technical seminar in June. ...
Welsh Egg Producers Urged to Lobby MPs on Beak Trimming Rule
WALES, UK - The National Farmers Union of Wales (NFU Cymru) is urging egg producers to lobby their political representatives in order to ensure that the derogation on beak trimming of hens can continue....
New Volmaxx Enriched Colony Housing Completed in France
FRANCE - The family Carlier from Gricourt, France, is a well-known egg producer in the French egg market has been producing eggs for many decades, says Jansen Poultry Equipment. ...
Factory Farming Debaters to Look Chicken in the Eye
NEW ZEALAND - MPs participating in a panel discussion about factory farming will come face-to-face with a real live hen, rescued from the claws of the intensive farming industry. Hettie the Hen will demonstrate to the MPs what little space is afforded...
29 August 2014
Study Finds Link Across Europe to Salmonella Outbreak from Eggs
EU - Outbreaks and sporadic cases of Salmonella Enteritidis in Austria, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, as well as one case reported in Luxembourg, appear to be linked by the time of symptom onset and microbiological characteristics of isolates....
Video Series Looks at Environmental Stewardship on Poultry Farms
US - US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY) is releasing a new video series highlighting environmental stewardship on poultry and egg farms....
28 August 2014
Germany is Likely Source of Recent Salmonella Outbreaks in Europe
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control have looked into where Salmonella Enteritidis may have originated from in recent cases found in Europe and Germany seems like a likely suspect. ...
Aberdeenshire Hatchery to Close Next Week
SCOTLAND, UK - A chicken hatchery in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, will close next week, with the loss of about 20 jobs....
26 August 2014
Tasmania Egg Producers Campaign to Dump Labelling Laws
AUSTRALIA - Tasmanian food industry players are joining forces with backyard egg producers to campaign against new labelling laws....
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