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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.

Looking ahead to 2017

The past 12 months have been tumultuous for the meat industry and beyond. As the sector dusts itself off after a messy 2016, we look at what the industry hopes to see in 2017.

Avian influenza suspected in Scotland

Poultry producers in Scotland have been warned by the Scottish government to ‘stay vigilant’ following a suspected case of avian influenza (AI) in Fife. 

Anthrax discovered on Wiltshire farm

A case of anthrax disease was confirmed at a farm in Wiltshire following the death of a cow. It is believed to be an isolated case. 

A cow in Wales has been diagnosed with a case of BSE
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BSE case diagnosed in Wales

A case of BSE or ‘mad cow disease’ was found on a farm in Wales. 

Confirmed case of bird flu on Lancashire farm

A case of avian flu (bird flu) has been confirmed on a Lancashire poultry farm. 

Defra moves swiftly to contain bird flu outbreak

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has confirmed a case of bird flu on a Yorkshire duck breeding farm.

FSA slammed over dropped prosecution against abattoir workers

A farming lawyer has accused The Food Standards Agency (FSA) of being “over-zealous” in charging five horse abattoir workers, in case which has now been dropped due to insufficient evidence.

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