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Poultry Industry News: United Kingdom

11 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Updated code of practice for meat chickens highlights importance of vets' involvement
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of meat chickens and meat breeding chickens, following a consultation last year....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Farm safety seminars at LAMMA 2018
A new series of seminars on farm safety will take place at LAMMA ’18, which returns to the East of England Showground, Peterborough on January 17 and 18, 2018....
08 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Olympic Gymnast Champions #EggsMyWay Campaign
UK - Reigning Olympic champion gymnast Max Whitlock is spearheading a crack team of high-profile ambassadors, in a £1m plus recipe marketing campaign with the theme #EggsMyWay to promote the culinary and health benefits of eggs in 2018....
04 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Food, Trade Commitments Welcomed in Secretary of State’s Oxford Address
UK - NFU Scotland has welcomed Michael Gove’s support for food production, delivering fairer food supply chains and securing the right trading platforms post-Brexit when the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs addressed the Oxford...
03 January 2018
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom New Chicken Immune Cell Increases Susceptibility to Marek’s Disease
UK - Scientists at The Pirbright Institute have identified a new type of immune cell in chickens that is involved in the development of Marek’s disease....
21 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Various Chicken Brands Recalled Due to Fear of Metal Fragments
UK - Greencore, as precautionary measure, is recalling various brands of Chicken and Bacon Caesar Wraps because they may contain metal fragments which could present a safety risk. ...
20 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom 2 Sisters Food Group to Publish Data on UK Poultry Audit
UK - In an attempt to boost transparency, the 2 Sisters Food Group has revealed plans to publish data on all inspections and audits in its manufacturing plants....
19 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Nutriad releases 2017 Great Britain & Ireland 2017 Mycotoxin Survey
For many years multinational feed additives producer Nutriad has been analyzing crops across the world to determine mycotoxin contamination level, so it can better support local producers in their mycotoxin management strategies....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Risk of 'Dirty' Turkey After Brexit if UK Strikes US Trade Deal
UK - Consumers could be eating "dirty" chlorinated turkey at Christmas if the UK agrees a post-Brexit trade deal with the USA, according to a new briefing paper by leading food policy experts....
15 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Plan B: Using sentinel birds to track poultry viruses when you can’t obtain SPF birds
Sometimes the best way to identify disease problems is to use sentinel birds along with other diagnostic tools, but the specific-pathogen-free (SPF) birds used for this purpose aren’t always readily available....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Aviagen Furthers Commitment to educate the future at EMEA Production Management School broiler module
The course underscored how to optimise broiler performance and economic returns in hands-on format....
08 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Eating eggs when breastfeeding may help protect babies
UK - Two recent studies suggest that mothers who eat eggs when breastfeeding may help protect their babies against future egg allergy...
06 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Finalists announced for Zoetis – BPC 2017 Poultry Trainee Award
The three finalists for the Zoetis-British Poultry Council Trainee Award for 2017 come from very different sectors of the industry – free range egg production in Shropshire, a hatchery in Herefordshire and a broiler farm in Norfolk....
01 December 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom British Lion Recommends Eggs as Excellent Hangover this Holiday Season
UK - With the party season upon us, eggs are a go-to with a secret ingredient to help get over the morning after a big night out....
30 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Antibiotic Resistance: An Unexpected Chronology
UK - Researchers from the Institut Pasteur have shed light on the rise of ampicillin resistance back in the 60s. ...
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Cranswick to Build £54m Poultry Processing Plant in Suffolk
UK - A new £54 million poultry processing plant could be built in Eye in Suffolk....
29 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Poultry Giant 2 Sisters on Hunt for New Workers
UK - Increased orders ahead of Christmas has led poultry processing plant 2 Sisters Food Group to start bolstering its team....
28 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Eggs for All: Vulnerable Groups Get the Message
UK - British Lion eggs has launched a major new campaign to highlight the recent announcement[1] by the Food Standards Agency that everyone can now enjoy runny eggs – as long as they have the British Lion mark on. ...
20 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Breakfast Report Shows Caterers Route to 'Eggs-tra' Profit
UK - Eggs are the favourite breakfast choice of consumers when eating out, with 63 per cent choosing them, but caterers are failing to capitalise on the sales opportunity according to a new research report from British Lion eggs....
17 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom EFRA Committee Publishes Report on 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing
UK - The Environment, Foods and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has published a report into 2 Sisters Food Group and Standards in Poultry Processing since Ranjit Singh Boparan confirmed the wide-ranging food standards commitments in writing....
16 November 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom Irish Study Shows 'Substantial' Health Benefits from Omega-3-enriched Eggs, Chicken
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Enriching eggs and chicken with omega-3 nutrients could potentially have "substantial" health benefits, an Irish academic has said....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom £20M Poultry Processing Plant to Open in Wrexham
UK - A £20 million poultry processing plant will officially open in Wrexham next week....
30 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFUS Committed to Striking Right Brexit Deal for Farmers, Crofters
SCOTLAND, UK - NFU Scotland remains fully committed to striking the right Brexit deal for Scotland’s farmers and crofters....
25 October 2017
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom 2 Sisters: Black Country Chicken Firm Faces Commons Inquiry
UK - The owner of the UK's largest supplier of supermarket chicken, based in the Black Country, is to appear before MPs this afternoon as part of an inquiry into allegations of food safety breaches....
Poultry Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Responds to EU Council Conclusions on Brexit Negotiations
UK - On 20 October, the European Council (Article 50), in an EU-27 format, reviewed the state of Brexit negotiations and adopted conclusions....
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