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McDonald’s research sheds light on impact and causes of smothering in hens

12 September 2016 | News,Ranging,Welfare,
McDonald’s research sheds light on impact and causes of smothering in hens

McDonald’s has unveiled the results of the second phase of its project examining the impact and causes of smothering in free ...


Backlash grows against Freedom Food rule changes

The new standards are due to come into force next month, but a number of planned changes have angered free range producers, a...


17 August 2016 | News,
The stress of a false positive

The producer, who asked not to be named because of the stigma attached to salmonella - UK egg sales collapsed overnight in 19...


8 August 2016 | News,
Spent hen market restrictions imposed

Freedom Food – the assurance standard of the RSPCA – is from October 7 this year introducing amended standards, with which an...


3 August 2016 | Caged,Free Range & Pasture,News,
No time to act as Freedom Food demand perching changes

The requirement for aerial perches, which were previously the subject of a political battle between Westminster and the Europ...


26 July 2016 | Free Range & Pasture,News,
Brexit already affecting free range egg producers, industry says

Brexit is already affecting free range egg producers, with the falling value of Sterling increasing the price of feed, says t...


26 July 2016 | Caged,News,Ranging,Welfare,
Morrisons becomes latest in string of retailers to go cage-free by 2025

Morrisons has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. A schoolgirl who petitioned Tesco ...


Tesco to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

Tesco has today announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025. This comes after the retailer conducte...


Farming leaders weigh up Brexit implications

Egg industry leaders are weighing up the implications of the United Kingdom’s referendum decision to leave the European Union...


20 June 2016 | News,Ranging,Welfare,
Multi-tier rearing units 'are better for the health and welfare of the birds'

Multi-tier rearing units are better for the health and welfare of the birds and produce more financially productive layers. ...


28 May 2016 | News,
Aldi join the growing list of UK retailers to commit to cage free eggs

Aldi UK has followed the discount chain’s Australian business by committing to sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens. The...


Battle fought on more than one front: Eggs at centre stage in the war of retail

Eggs are increasingly finding themselves at the centre of a retail battle, and it is a battle that is being fought on more th...


New study shows animal welfare initiatives improves feather cover of cage-free laying hens

Recognised welfare outcome assessments within farm assurance schemes have shown a reduction in feather loss and improvement i...


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