Globally, eggs have reached record high price levels, driven by an unprecedented outbreak in avian flu, runaway production costs, inflation, COVID and regulatory changes.
US egg pricing is at normal January levels following a surge sparked by last year’s avian flu outbreak.
The arrival of egg products from The Netherlands “may make up for about 10% of the supply that’s been lost due to the impact of the avian influenza” in the US, says the American Bakers Association.
Recent acquisitions to diversify Post Holdings’ portfolio are paying off more quickly than anticipated, prompting the cereal giant to raise its full year guidance despite a larger than expected negative impact from a supplier that tested positive for...
Bernard Matthews under investigation over Hungarian imports
The investigation into the avian influenza outbreak in the UK took
a new twist yesterday, withthe authorities launching an
investigation into whether Bernard Matthews' imported the H5N1
virus from Hungary.
EU pledges more bird flu aid
Concerns that bird flu may return to ravage the poultry industry
and humans have prompted the EU to invest €28m in new research to
better spot and control outbreaks.
Northern Foods sells chilled distribution business
In a further restructuring Northern Foods today announced it will
sell its chilled distribution business for £51.2 million.
Romania poultry sector hit hard by avian influenza
The effects of avian influenza on Romania's poultry sectorprovides
a high-profile case study for the rest of Europe on how the
viruscould affect both the supply of the meat and consumers'
Italy's government to buy poultry in bid to prop up sector
Italy's bid to prop up its ailing poultry sector, hit by a drop in
demand due to avian influenza, may have gone too far, the European
Commission said yesterday.
EU aid channeled to cut poultry and egg production
The European Commission will channel €65m in "bird flu" aid to
reduce the glut of poultry meat and eggs on the market.
Hungary battles bird flu in domestic flock
Hungary has confirmed it has found the avian influenza virus in a
flock of domestic geese, a week after a European Commission report
claimed incidents of bird flu are declining in the EU.
Cheap imports and bird flu hits UK industry
At least one UK poultry processor plans to cut capacity and farmers
are calling for higher payments as the industry is hit by bird flu
and cheaper imports.
UK culls chickens as precaution against avian influenza
About 35,000 chickens are being culled at a farm in Norfolk, UK as
a precaution against an outbreak of avian influenza.
Poultry stockpiled as consumption plummets
Consumption of poultry meat has dropped by more than half in some
EU states, with 300,000 tonnes now in storage across the bloc,
according to EU estimates.
Fear "psychosis" hits Italy, poultry consumption plummets
The fear "psychosis" caused by avian flu is devastating Italy's
poultry sector, with consumption falling by 70 per cent in the
country, the Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori reported
Bird flu creeps further into the EU
Germany yesterday became the fifth EU member country to report
finding the deadly form of bird flu in wild birds, while Hungary is
also testing 12 others found dead within its borders.
Planning for disaster if avian flu becomes a pandemic
Food processors need to make disaster plans in case the lastest
outbreak of avian influenza in Europe becomes a global pandemic,
according to risk experts.
Sources of poultry reduced as avian flu advances
Food processors now face the prospect of rising prices for poultry
with the confirmation of avian influenza H5 virus in Romania and
Grain exports remain buoyant
Fears that declining poultry production in Asia could decimate the
grain export market remain unfounded, according to International
Grains Council assistant executive director Richard Woodhams. He
also told FoodProductionDaily.com...
Scientific body touts bird flu cure
Drugs based on Australian scientific body CSIRO's research into the
influenza virus have been shown to be effective, in laboratory
tests, against a sample of an H5N1 influenza virus currently
infecting chickens in Asia.
WHO calls for co-operation to combat bird 'flu epidemic
The World Health Organisation (WHO) held talks yesterday with drugs
firms and international laboratories on developing a vaccine to
fight the bird 'flu virus that is ravaging parts of East Asia.
There are now fears that the crisis...
EC implements bird flu control measures in Germany
Following the possible outbreak of avian influenza in Germany last
week, the European Commission has decided to reinforce the control
measures already enforced by German authorities.