Poultry - Articles and news items

High street sandwiches contain less than 50% chicken DNA

Industry news  •  28 February 2017  •  Roy Manuell | Digital Editor

According to research conducted by CBC’s Marketplace found that much of the Subway brand’s chicken in its sandwiches contained less than 50% chicken DNA.

Avian influenza: biosecurity measures key to protecting poultry farms

Industry news  •  20 December 2016  •  New Food

Strict enforcement of high levels of biosecurity measures is the most effective way to prevent the introduction of the highly pathogenic influenza virus A (H5N8) into poultry farms, says EFSA…

Bird flu flies back to Britain?

Industry news  •  7 December 2016  •  New Food

A government chief vet has declared a ‘prevention zone’ for England as a highly infectious strain of bird flu enters Europe…

Campylobacter most prevalent in poultry in late summer

Industry news  •  2 December 2016  •  New Food

According to a recent study, Campylobacter is considerably more common in Finnish poultry meat towards the end of summer than at any other time of the year…

Fear of monopoly as so-called ‘Chicken King’ takes control of Bernard Matthews

Industry news  •  19 October 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Food tycoon Ranjit Boparan, known as the “Chicken King” has stoked industry fears that he will gain a monopoly after purchasing Bernard Matthews…

The meat paradox – a psychological approach to meat consumption

Industry news, News, Z Homepage Promo  •  12 October 2016  •  University of Oslo

A study conducted by the University of Oslo has found that there is more than meets the eye when we consume meat…

Eggs from small flocks just as likely to contain Salmonella enteritidis

Featured news, Industry news  •  16 September 2016  •  College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State

Eggs from small flocks of chickens are just as likely to be contaminated with Salmonella enteritidis as eggs sold in grocery stores, say researchers from Penn State…

A closer look at… GBBO Week #4 : The myth of free range eggs

Blogs, Great British Bake Off, Z Homepage Promo  •  16 September 2016  •  Roy Manuell, Digital Content Producer

We mark the start of a new GBBO feature with an infographic as we discuss the false myth of free range and how the rising demand for organic eggs will affect cost and consumer trends…

Brazil to overtake US in meat export over next decade

Industry news  •  16 August 2016  •  Roy Manuell

Brazil is predicted to overtake the US with respect to its meat export according to a new government report.

FSA publishes latest campylobacter survey results

Industry news  •  26 February 2016  •  Victoria White

The results continue to show a decrease in the number of birds with the highest level of campylobacter contamination…

The UK poultry market: can chicken overcome campylobacter?

Industry news  •  23 September 2015  •  Victoria White

The UK poultry market continued to expand at an impressive rate in 2014, but this upward trend is being threatened by recent revelations regarding the prevalence of campylobacter in supermarket chicken…

Scandi Standard signs agreement to acquire Lagerbergs

Industry news  •  15 June 2015  •  Victoria White

Scandi Standard, the largest producer of chicken in the Nordic Region with leading positions in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, is to acquire Lagerbergs…

Tyson Foods to sell Mexico and Brazil poultry businesses

Industry news  •  30 July 2014  •  Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods, Inc. has reached a definitive agreement with JBS SA to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil, the company announced…

Can the sensory quality of chicken meat be improved?

Issue 2 2010  •  12 May 2010  •  Renate Thieme and Steve Ladbrook, MICRO-PLUS GmbH

The digestarom poultry concept has been proven worldwide to advantageously influence the performance parameters and, therefore, the profitability of chicken meat production. Small scale institute evaluations have demonstrated improvements to carcass composition and this information is available. It was this latter finding that led to professional taste panel studies on the sensory quality of chicken meat.


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