Imported food must meet the high standards of British production

UK - The British Poultry Council is calling for a Government-wide commitment that production standards of imported food will have to meet British standards as a condition of entry.

Section: Government

Griffiths Family Farms aims to lead the UK barn (cage-free) revolution

Griffiths Family Farms are investing in new laying and rearing facilities in anticipation of major UK retailers and food services removing colony eggs by 2025.

Section: Research

Better biosecurity key to reducing antibiotics on Welsh poultry farms

Poultry producers can have some influence on safeguarding people against antimicrobial resistance by continuously reviewing biosecurity at all stages of production and by adopting disease management practices.

Section: Industry

Sequencing the poultry red mite genome

Hopes have risen that the fight against poultry red mite can be won following the successful sequencing of the parasite’s genome.

Section: Research

Dutch farmers learning to live without beak trimming

Beak treatments will formally be banned in the Netherlands from next year, but the market has moved ahead of legislation.

Section: Industry

Food companies set up Global Coalition for Animal Welfare

Seven multinational food companies have joined forces to set up the Global Coalition for Animal Welfare (GCAW) to advance standards in the food supply chain.

Section: Industry

New laying hen welfare codes in action

This Code applies to England only. It replaces the Code of Recommendations for the Welfare of Livestock: Laying Hens, issued in 2002.

Section: Government

Poultry house lighting must meet the needs of birds’ eyes

Measurements of light in poultry houses have until now been based on parameters developed for human perception of light. But bird eyes differ considerably from human eyes and light plays a critical role in the development of feather pecking.

Section: Research

New draft code of practice for the welfare of laying hens and pullets

DEFRA have produced an updated draft code of practice for the welfare of laying hens and pullets.

Section: Government

New project to improve feather cover

The egg sector has embarked upon a new project to work towards a position where beak trimming is not necessary.

Section: Research

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Imported food must meet the high standards of British production

UK – The British Poultry Council is calling for a Government-wide commitment that production standards of imported food will have to meet British standards as a condition of entry.

Posted on: 04 March 2019

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