Meat, poultry & seafood

Andrew Jorêt: new chairman of the British Egg Industry Council

New chairman for British Egg Industry Council

By Mike Stones

The British Egg Industry Council (BEIC) has elected Andrew Jorêt as its new chairman after the retirement of Andrew Parker, who had held the role since 1996.

Which came first: the egg, the chicken or the wheat plant?

Young adults believe eggs come from wheat

By Mike Stones

A third of 16-23 year olds didn’t know where eggs came from, while one-in-10 believed they came from wheat or maize, according to a survey by the charity Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF).

Elmkirk was found guilty of having made seven deliveries to London's Smithfield Market of meat which did not meet the temperature criteria

Meat firm told to pay £48,000 for hygiene offences

By Anne Bruce

Meat processor Elmkirk accused the Food Standards Agency (FSA) of using the courts to debate points of law rather than to enforce food safety, after it was found guilty of eight meat hygiene offences this week.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (right) seems to be winning his fish fight - with help from friends

TV chef helps EU to turn the tide on fish discards

By Mike Stones

Celebrity TV chef turned environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has helped to persuade EU government ministers to end the controversial practice of dumping hundreds of thousands of tonnes of fish at sea to avoid exceeding quotas.

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