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24 October 2016
Collaborative Approach to Reduce Food Waste from Farm to Consumer
UK - There needs to be greater collaboration between farmers, retailers and processors to reduce food waste along the supply chain, writes Chris Harris....
18 October 2016
Chief Veterinary Officer Highlights Official Vet Welfare Role
UK - The importance of the Official Veterinarian (OV) in safeguarding animal welfare and sharing best practice was highlighted in the address made by Nigel Gibbens, Chief Veterinary Officer, at the annual OV Conference, which took place on 29 and 30 September...
14 October 2016
Wild Bird Surveillance Key to Slowing Bird Flu Spread
UK - Monitoring the migration routes of wild birds could help to provide early warning of potential bird flu outbreaks, experts say....
13 October 2016
Egg Pictures Popular on Social Media
UK - Research findings from British Lion eggs have shown that sharing pictures of egg dishes on social media is very popular....
11 October 2016
Post-Brexit Labour Rules a Key Concern for British Poultry Industry
UK - The British poultry meat sector faces challenges following the Brexit vote, said the newly re-elected Chairman of the British Poultry Council, John Reed, at the organisation's recent AGM....
03 October 2016
More Roadshows Planned to Improve UK's Avian Flu Preparedness
UK - The Poultry Health and Welfare Group (PHWG) have organised a second series of avian flu roadshows across the country for poultry producers. ...
30 September 2016
Free Range Welfare Scheme Changes Postponed After Farmers Raise Issues
UK - The British Free Range Egg Producers Association has commended the decision of the RSPCA Assured welfare scheme to postpone the introduction of new welfare standards....
Poultry Sector a 'Key Economic Driver' in Northern Ireland
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - The poultry sector is key to economic growth in Northern Ireland, agri-food Minister Michelle McIlveen said during a visit to Dungannon-based Moy Park, Europe’s leading poultry producers....
28 September 2016
Turkey Giant Bernard Matthews Sold
UK - Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has been purchased by the Boparan Private Office, which is the investment company of 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh....
23 September 2016
Migrant Labour Shortage Post-Brexit Could Mean Structural Change for Farming
UK - The potential reduction in migrant labour post-Brexit may catalyse structural change in the agricultural and horticultural sectors, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)....
21 September 2016
Czech Poultry Production Growing as Consumers Favour Healthier Meat
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - Broiler meat has been gaining greater popularity among Czech consumers due to its favourable prices compared to other meats and its healthier profile, according to the latest report from the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural...
Will New Food Labelling Regulations Build Trust and Confidence?
ANALYSIS - The UK’s vote to leave the European Union could allow some flexibility in the way that new European food labelling regulations are implemented....
19 September 2016
UK Government Sets Targets to Cut Antibiotic Use in Farming
UK - The UK's government has pledged to continue the fight against antimicrobial resistance to drugs, by working together with other countries to create a global strategy to tackle the problem and investing in research to find new antibiotic substances....
16 September 2016
Little-Known Nutrient in Eggs Important for Nervous System
EU - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has for the first time set values for a recommended daily intake of choline, a little-known but essential nutrient that’s particularly important for pregnant women and babies, according to the British Egg...
15 September 2016
Debt Concerns Highlighted in Cage-Free Transition Meeting
UK - Debt was highlighted as a key concern for the transition of farms to cage-free egg production, at a recent open meeting from the Ulster Farmers’ Union for Northern Ireland-based producers and packers of eggs produced by hens in enriched colony...
14 September 2016
Farmland Wildlife in Decline, but Union Says Intensification Not to Blame
UK - Over one in ten species assessed are under threat of disappearing altogether in the UK, according to a new 'State of Nature' report published by a number of organisations, including the RSPB, the National Trust and the World Wildlife Fund....
12 September 2016
UK Chief Veterinary Officer to Speak at 2016 OV Conference
UK - Nigel Gibbens, the UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer; Peter Jinman OBE, Chair of the RCVS Certification Subcommittee and Ian Wright, Head of ESCCAP UK & Guideline Director for ESCCAP Europe, have been announced as speakers at the 2016 Official Veterinarian...
McDonald’s UK Poultry Welfare Research Sheds Light on Smothering
UK - McDonald’s UK has unveiled the results of the second phase of a project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free range laying hens....
09 September 2016
Free Online CPD Offered at the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference
UK - Improve International, the organisers of the 2016 Official Veterinarian Conference, are offering all delegates an extended free trial of their new online learning platform Bitesize....
08 September 2016
Poultry Performs on Practicality but Falls on Flavour, Consumers Say
UK - The image of red meat has been undergoing a major positive change with consumers seeing it more and more as 'full of flavour', easy to cook and suitable for any day of the week, according to a survey from the Agricultural and Horticultural Development...
06 September 2016
Consumers Support Campylobacter Action
UK - Recent research from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown that consumers want the food industry to continue action to tackle Campylobacter on chickens – the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK....
05 September 2016
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Found in UK Supermarket Chicken
UK – New research has found 24 per cent of supermarket chicken and pork samples test positive for a type of E. coli that is resistant to the ‘critically important’ modern cephalosporin antibiotics, a level four times higher than was found during...
02 September 2016
Access to Labour Crucial for UK Meat Processing Sector
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s farmers, crofters and meat processors have united to highlight the importance of non-UK labour to Scotland’s red meat sector, in the light of the Brexit vote....
2 Sisters Invests to Create World’s Most Advanced Poultry Plant
UK - UK poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group have announced a $59m (£45m) upgrade that will create what it claims is the world’s most advanced poultry processing plant at its site in Scunthorpe. ...
31 August 2016
New Appointment to Zoetis UK Poultry Team
UK - Today Zoetis announced the strengthening of its poultry team in the UK and Ireland with the appointment of Kaska Talpa as Poultry Field Services Manager....
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