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United Kingdom | 30 June 2015
Egg shortage raises weekly shop price fears

Prices of thousands of household staples could rise amid spiraling egg prices triggered by a shortage caused by an outbreak of avian flu in the United States. Up to 5,000 everyday essentials could ...


United Kingdom | 29 June 2015
Shropshire farm eggs-tatic over Asda deal

The birds will be given the job of producing almost 10 million eggs a year – that’s an egg-straordinary 27,000 eggs a day. Heal Farms at Shawbury has landed the multi-million pound deal, with 20 su...


United Kingdom | 29 June 2015
London's egg revolution: it's time to overegg the hottest food trend in town

How do you like your eggs? Take a moment to consider the answer because this has become a serious question. It’s gone beyond boiling, and poaching is entry-level. In order to be good enough for London...


United Kingdom | 29 June 2015
Care for some lab-grown bacon with your synthetic eggs?

A synthetic egg product is about to go on sale at Tesco. It will be Britain’s first taste of high-tech food, a multimillion dollar business that is sweeping the US and encompasses everything from lab-...


United Kingdom | 25 June 2015
Shropshire egg producer to supply ASDA customers

A Shropshire egg producer has begun supplying freshly produced free range eggs to 20 regional ASDA stores. The opportunity to sell eggs into ASDA is an exciting venture for the Heal family who sta...


United Kingdom | 25 June 2015
Poultry farmer vies for national honour

The managing director of a Lincolnshire poultry firm is in the running for the title of Poultry Farmer of the Year after making the final three in a national competition. Daniel Fairburn, of L.J. F...


United Kingdom | 23 June 2015
Moy Park: JBS buys NI-based poultry company

Northern Ireland's biggest private sector employer, Moy Park, has changed ownership in a deal worth £900m between two Brazilian firms. Marfrig, which has owned the poultry firm since 2008, has sold...


United Kingdom | 22 June 2015
Chicken farm opens its doors

Open Farm Sunday was celebrated locally at a site belonging to one of the country’s major chicken producers. The event, which took place on Sunday June 7, is designed by the farming industry to pro...


United Kingdom | 22 June 2015
£3m investment at Ready Egg Products in Lisnaskea

The local company that supplies McDonald’s and Marks and Spencer is expanding yet again, this time investing £3m in their Lisnaskea factory. The expansion at Ready Egg Products, located on the Crom...


United Kingdom | 18 June 2015
Eggs in space... Team of radio hams scramble to be first to achieve egg-straterrestrial space mission

We are used to eggs flying through the air at the World Egg Throwing Championships but this year the organisers are aiming to go one better by launching an egg into space. ADVERTISING For the 10th...


United Kingdom | 15 June 2015
EU relaxation of chicken rules ‘a risk to health’

UK consumers face a heightened risk of food poisoning from chicken purchased in ­supermarkets and restaurants, if the European Commission pushes ahead with plans to remove independent meat inspectors ...


United Kingdom | 10 June 2015
Scotch eggs branded junk food and confiscated from children's packed lunches

They were created almost 300 years ago by Fortnum & Mason as a pocket-sized snack for aristocrats travelling by horse-drawn carriage. But now the scotch egg has been labelled a junk food and is bei...


United Kingdom | 9 June 2015
NFU Poultry Industry Programme relaunched after successful run in 2012

The NFU Poultry Industry Programme, hosted in conjunction with ABN, is to return this year after a highly successful run in 2012. The scheme, which is aimed at 20 to 35-year-olds, gives participant...


United Kingdom | 4 June 2015
Horsmonden residents say 90 acre poultry farm will blight area with ammonia stench, rats and flies

Feathers are flying in Horsmonden after plans have emerged for a poultry farm the size of 53 football pitches in a village beauty spot. Residents fear plans to house more than 60,000 chickens at Pu...


United Kingdom | 3 June 2015
Rollie Eggmaster review: For all your egg lollipop needs

You might think that cooking eggs was already pretty simple. Take a hot pan. Add egg. Wait a few minutes. Eat egg. But you've been egging all wrong. The Rollie Eggmaster is a “vertical egg cooking ...


United Kingdom | 1 June 2015
Feel like chicken tonight? Here’s the supermarkets with most contaminated poultry

The contamination of nearly three-quarters of supermarket chickens with a potentially deadly bug is now the biggest food safety concern in the UK, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) said. ​The watchdo...


United Kingdom | 29 May 2015
Three-quarters of supermarket chickens contaminated with campylobacter

Nearly three-quarters of fresh chickens in supermarkets and butchers are contaminated with the potentially lethal food-poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the final results of a year-long testin...


United Kingdom | 29 May 2015
50 workers at 2 Sisters' factory await poultry jobs update

Staff at an Anglesey poultry plant will find out if their jobs are to be saved after trialling new roles. Fifty workers at the 2 Sisters factory in Llangefni have been carrying out the trial for th...


United Kingdom | 28 May 2015
New chicken bug details published

The latest rates of campylobacter contamination of fresh shop-bought chickens will be published today by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). In February, the FSA reported that contamination had increa...


United Kingdom | 28 May 2015
The Happy Egg Co. embarks on UK 'Eggy' bus tour

The aim of The Happy Egg Co.'s three-month campaign, which kicked off in Northumberland on 21 May, is to engage families and their children on the free range journey ‘from farm to fork’ and educate th...


United Kingdom | 27 May 2015
Hen-owner makes footwear for her chicken's feet

A chicken-owner has made shoes for her hen after discovering its feet were infected. Lynn Watson, 47, keeps ten hens, including bluebell chicken Duster - which weighs a whopping 8lbs - in her garde...


United Kingdom | 27 May 2015
Poultry business owner sentenced

The owner of a poultry business in Essex has been handed a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay £12,500 following an investigation after more than 6,000 chickens died of heat exhaustion. Pa...


United Kingdom | 26 May 2015
Heavy metal hens lay super-sized eggs!

A mother from Cornwall has raised a brood of rock chicks - but these are hens which lay super-sized eggs when they listen to heavy metal! Anne-Marie Bradshaw, who keeps the hens on an allotment in ...


United Kingdom | 25 May 2015
Asda will STEAM CLEAN a third of its chickens in fight against potentially lethal food poisoning bug

Asda is to steam clean a third of its roasting chickens in a bid to tackle a potentially lethal food poisoning bug. The new policy is part of a wider strategy to reduce levels of campylobacter on t...


United Kingdom | 25 May 2015
Poultry’s progress

The year is 1953 and we are inside a long, low, windowless shed in the middle of the English countryside. Huge fans regulate the atmosphere and the light is kept dim. The air is warm, musty and faintl...


United Kingdom | 22 May 2015
Don’t forget to check your chicken

A NEW campaign has been launched to encourage Wiganers to check their chicken in a bid to cut the number of food poisoning cases. According to the Food Standards Agency (FSA) almost three quarters ...


United Kingdom | 19 May 2015
Firm closing Angus poultry factory because it’s too far from Suffolk

Food company One Stop Halal has explained its decision to close an Angus food processing factory. The move was confirmed last week, and a spokesman for the firm said: “We can confirm that as a resu...


United Kingdom | 18 May 2015
'One-third' of Brits fall ill from chicken bug

One-third of people in the UK could contract food poisoning through the bacteria campylobacter on chicken in their lifetime, according to new figures from the food safety watchdog. Campylobacter is...


United Kingdom | 14 May 2015
Moy Park is producing five million chickens every week

Poultry giant Moy Park is producing five million chickens per week for the first time, the company has reported. The Craigavon-based firm said the output was its highest in 72 years and an increase...


United Kingdom | 13 May 2015
Free-range chickens luring predators to town, warden says

Foxes and other varmints have developed a taste for free-ranging backyard chickens, and that means trouble in Maine neighborhoods, according to Chris Dyer of the Maine Warden Service. “People need ...