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New poultry research centre opened at Nottingham Trent University

A new designated poultry research centre geared towards improving the nutrition, welfare and sustainability of birds has opened at Nottingham Trent University. 

EU avian influenza threat likely to come from the east

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza (AI) to enter the territory, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Birds Eye chicken portfolio returns to growth

Birds Eye’s chicken portfolio is in growth for the first time in three years, following a £7.1m relaunch in April this year, the company has reported. 

New avian influenza case confirmed in Lancashire

Defra has confirmed that another case of H5N8 avian flu has been found at a farm in Lancashire.

Government to review avian influenza prevention methods

The UK “still faces the threat of epidemic of bird flu” despite poultry keepers no longer being required to keep birds indoors, according to Nigel Gibbens, chief veterinary officer for the officer. 

Birds Eye drives frozen chicken category with multi-million pound relaunch

Frozen food company Birds Eye has announced the revamp of its improved quality chicken range as part of a £7.1 million relaunch. 

Neck skin removal leads to campylobacter testing suspension

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is to suspend its campylobacter testing programme, due to unreliable data caused by the increasing practice by retailers of removing neck skin on birds. 

Sales of duck and geese have seen an increase
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Duck and goose sales take flight

Duck and goose were the success stories of the latest Kantar Worldpanel Meat, Fish & Poultry Market Update. 

Announcing a £10m investment are (l-r): Angie Posey, HR Business Partner, Colin Grubb, General Manager and James Colley, Factory Manager
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Investment leads to 100 new jobs for Moy Park

Moy Park has revealed a massive £10 million investment, which will lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.

RSPCA bans chicken ‘thinning’ for Assured label

The RSPCA has banned the use of ‘thinning’ in chickens, claiming it will help fight campylobacter, as well as ensure the welfare of the birds.

Concerns over new poultry slaughter regulations

New slaughter regulations from Defra regarding the killing of poultry have raised concerns over the welfare of the birds with the British Veterinary Association (BVA). 

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Yorkshire bird flu strain identified

Defra has confirmed the bird flu outbreak at a Yorkshire farm has been identified as the highly contagious H5N8 strain found recently in the Netherlands.

Birds Eye sees post-horsegate profit uplift

Frozen food giant Birds Eye has reported a profit increase of almost 9%, to £85.4m, for the full year to 31 December 2013. Profit for 2012 stood at £78.1m in comparison.

‘Devastating blow’ for Scotland’s chicken industry

The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt a “devastating blow” after contracts with four free-range producers were terminated, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).

Poultry farmers win right to create energy from litter

New European poultry litter rules will help the poultry industry become more sustainable and produce healthier birds, according to the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Increase in organic poultry production

The number of organic poultry birds increased during 2013, despite the continued decline of organic farming land in the UK.

2 Sisters’ free-range chicken suppliers celebrate milestone

Westcountry Free Range Farmers, a co-operative of free-range chicken farmers and a key supplier to 2 Sisters Food Group, is celebrating after reaching a milestone 100-flock cycles of chicken production.

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