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16 October 2017
Bird flu reported in Netherlands - 41,500 birds culled

Avian influenza has been reported in a commercial layer flock in the Netherlands. The outbreak is in a flock of 41,500 birds in the Zeeland region ...


15 October 2017
Egg producers pass no confidence motion in RSPCA Assured

Free range egg producers have passed a no confidence vote in RSPCA Assured decision making process following the latest twist in an increasingly bitte...


11 October 2017
Safe to eat runny eggs again as government relaxes rules after 30 years

Pregnant women and the elderly can now safely eat runny or even raw eggs under new advice issued by the government’s food safety watchdog almost 30 ye...


9 October 2017
2017 Egg Quality Awards presented at BFREPA Conference and AGM

This year's egg quality award was won by Richard and Andrew Higgins. David Harris of C & G Stephenson was second. Jamie Bradley was third. ...


9 October 2017
Happy Egg Co wins Marketing Initiative of the Year at 2017 Free Range Egg Awards

At this year's Free Range Egg Awards, the Marketing Initiative of the Year award went to Noble Foods for its 'Chain of Happiness' campaign to promote ...


9 October 2017
ALDI lift Retailer of the Year Award 2017 at BFREPA Conference and AGM

The Retailer of the Year Award for 2017 went to German discounter Aldi, which has expanded enormously since entering the UK market. Aldi was nomin...


9 October 2017
Special Award for John Cessford at the BFREPA Conference and AGM 2017

At this years BFREPA AGM and Conference, there was a special recognition award for John Cessford, who for many years organised the annual conference o...


9 October 2017
Peter Humphrey presented Lifetime Achievement Award at BFREPA 2017

Peter Humphrey was presented with a Lifetime Achievement award by BFREPA for his contribution to the egg industry for more than 50 years. "Peter h...


9 October 2017
Mark Williams recognised at this years BFREPA Awards

At this year's BFREPA conference, Mark Williams, chief executive of the British Egg Industry Council (BEIC), was handed an award for his for outstandi...


9 October 2017
BFREPA Award win was "a total surprise" say William and David Maughan

William and David Maughan, who farm in County Durham, received the BFREPA Producer of the Year Award for farmers with fewer than 16,000 birds for the ...


9 October 2017
Donald Seed adds BFREPA Producer Award to his collection

Donald Seed, who farms in the Scottish Borders, added the BFREPA Producer of the Year Award for a farmer with more than 16,000 birds to the Producer o...


9 October 2017
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
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...


10 August 2017
Poultry leaders call for backyard flock changes

Poultry industry leaders are calling for a change in the way small backyard flocks are dealt with during outbreaks of avian influenza. A total of 1...


10 August 2017
European Commission puts forward compromise after failing to get member states to agree proposal

Experts meeting in Brussels have failed to reach agreement on a solution to the 12-week rule in the event of further outbreaks of avian influenza, lea...


10 August 2017
Sainsbury's remove all egg based salad products from shelves as Netherlands egg scandal escalates

The supermarket group Sainsbury's is removing egg salads from sale because of fears that the eggs may have been contaminated with fipronil. The Uni...


4 August 2017
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...


12 July 2017
Seminar reviews sustainability projects

BFREPA hosted a Sustainability Seminar at the Cotswold farm of Adam Henson, where two projects were discussed with free range egg producers, retailers...


12 July 2017
APHA responds to overstocking concerns

The Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) has responded to egg producers' concerns and questions about enforcement following a drive to crack down on ...


12 July 2017
Proposal for AI winter garden in danger of collapse

The egg industry's winter garden plan to overcome the 12-week rule in the event of another bird flu crisis may be in danger of collapse. Egg indust...


12 June 2017
ForFarmers says market confidence in UK ‘Challenging’

Feed company ForFarmers says that Brexit has caused uncertainty in the United agricultural industry, although this has not affected the egg sector. ...


12 June 2017
Market excesses may lead to ‘casualties’ says leading packer

Noble Foods trader Kevin Griffen has warned of casualties in the egg industry over the next year because supplies of free range eggs are outstripping ...


12 June 2017
Producer fury at Freedom food perching changes

Free range egg producers are overwhelmingly opposed to Freedom Food plans to insist on the introduction of aerial perches in flat deck units. More ...


17 May 2017
Cotswolds set to host first BFREPA Sustainability Seminar

A report on the implications of UK retailers' commitment to cage-free eggs will be unveiled next month at a seminar organised by the British Free Rang...


17 May 2017
BFREPA defends founding principle 'freedom from pain' in aerial perching dispute

Free range egg producers may quit a farm assurance scheme following its decision to press ahead with controversial plans to enforce the use of aerial ...


19 April 2017
Dirty water can cost egg producers 8 per cent in production

Dirty water lines could cost egg producers as much as seven or eight per cent in lost production and result in higher rates of bird mortality, accordi...


13 April 2017
The risk of H5N8 is not over yet!

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has lifted the remaining housing orders still in effect in parts of England. The housin...


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