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30 November 2017| News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare

30 November 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Industry accuses govt of giving off 'false impression' over UK egg production figures

British egg industry leaders are looking into official Government figures that apparently give the false impression that production of egg products in...


Group claim to have produced world's first carbon neutral eggs

A group of farmers, animal health experts and environmental entrepreneurs claim to have produced the world's first carbon neutral eggs. The eggs, w...


7 November 2017 | News,Retailers,Welfare
Senior Trump adviser tells UK to accept chlorinated chicken as part of trade deal

British poultry industry leaders have said they are very concerned about a United States suggestion that the United Kingdom will have to accept chlori...


31 October 2017 | News,Packers,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Video: Cage-free pledge by 2025 is a 'regrettable move', chief vet says

The UK's chief vet Nigel Gibbens has described the commitment by leading retailers to go cage-free by 2025 as a "regrettable move." During a speech...


9 October 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Egg industry draws up list of approved pesticides following fipronil scandal

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) is drawing up a list of approved pesticides following the recent fipronil scandal. BEIC chief executive Mar...


12 September 2017 | News,Ranging,Retailers,Veterinary,Welfare
Farmers face bankruptcy as retailers seek fipronil damages

Dutch egg farmers are facing the threat of total ruin, with supermarkets demanding compensation from them for the fipronil scandal. Eric Hubers, ch...


4 August 2017 | News,Retailers,Welfare
Millions of eggs withdrawn from sale in Europe over poison fear

Prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation after millions of eggs were either withdrawn from sale or blocked in Europe following chemical cont...


Marks and Spencer gives financial commitment to free range egg producers in 'high risk' zones

Marks and Spencer has pledged to support free range egg producers who are forced to continue housing their birds after the end of February. The ret...


21 October 2016 | Barn,Caged,News,Ranging,Retailers,Welfare
Supermarkets urged to clear up confusion on cage egg ban

The United Kingdom’s leading supermarket, Tesco, is planning for barn production to replace colony eggs when it goes cage-free, although most leading ...


3 October 2016 | News,Retailers
Co-op launches new farming producer group

Free range producer Nigel Smith says he hopes to see better returns for his eggs by joining a new egg farming group established by the Co-op. Produ...


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 than one front. With Ger...


Difficult year predicted for egg producers despite optimism for egg consumption

Lion Eggs chief Andrew Joret fears the next year could be a difficult one for egg producers, although he is optimistic about continued growth in consu...


19 February 2016 | News,Retailers
Dragons’ Den hopeful looks for other colour coded cracking egg contracts

Rob Shaw was unable to persuade the entrepreneurs on BBC’s Dragons’ Den to invest in his colour coated hard boiled eggs, but he has already clinched o...


PREVIEW 2016: Monkey see, monkey do!

Concerns continue to grow that the free range egg market could slip into oversupply, but egg traders think it will be some time before supplies outstr...


Spanish egg market in financial crisis

Financial crisis and falling consumption have resulted in the collapse of the Spanish egg market, according to the leader of the country’s egg produce...


16 October 2015 | Free Range & Pasture,News,Retailers
US trend moves away from caged production

The boss of a major food products business has said that the trend in United States egg processing is towards cage-free production. Jim Dwyer, pres...


Grants could force a financial crisis in the egg industry

A leading free range egg producer has warned that Welsh Government grants could result in the egg industry suffering the same financial crisis as the ...


Huge investment and expansion confirms Fairburn’s commitment to free range producers

Fast growing egg producer and packer L J Fairburn & Son is continuing to press ahead with huge investment, expansion and modernisation. Nearly 130,...


7 May 2015 | News,Retailers,Welfare
US Researchers ignoring consumer views according to five-year study

Researchers in the United States have been accused of ignoring the views of consumers in a five-year study comparing different production systems. ...


20 March 2015 | News,Retailers
Defra: banks must work collaboratively with farmers for long term success

UK food and farming has huge potential to be more competitive on a global scale. But that can only happen with strong collaboration between the banks,...


Marks and Spencer market double yolker packs

Marks & Spencer is marketing boxes of guaranteed double yolk eggs as part of a high value offer to its customers. The retail giant put its British ...


16 February 2015 | Energy,Feed,News,Packers,Retailers
More retailers lower egg prices in battle for consumers

The German discount supermarket Aldi has responded to the launch of Asda’s New Year price war by cutting its own egg prices still further. As we re...


23 January 2015 | Feed,News,Packers,Retailers
Oversupply warning in a potentially prosperous 2015

Stonegate director Chris Ramsey thinks 2015 could be another good year for the free range egg sector, although he has raised slight concerns about the...


6 November 2014 | News,Packers,Retailers,Welfare
White is the new brown!

Noble Foods has now launched its white eggs full time onto the market after a successful trial last Christmas. The company trialled white eggs with...


5 November 2014 | News,Organic,Packers,Retailers,Welfare
Retailers and packers report increased demand for organic egg

New figures from the Soil Association appear to confirm anecdotal evidence that demand for organic eggs is picking up after a long period in the doldr...


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