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Avian influenza confirmed in the UK

Avian influenza confirmed in the UK

By Aidan Fortune

An incident of low pathogenic avian flu of the H5 strain has been confirmed at a commercial chicken farm in England, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).

Ringleader Alexander Goran recruited the workers from Romania with the promise of employment and accommodation

Two jailed for Manchester gangmaster offences

By Dan Colombini

An illegal gangmaster and his wife have been jailed for exploiting at least 41 workers at a catering butchers in the Merseyside area, following an investigation by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Waitrose makes British lamb pledge

Waitrose makes British lamb pledge

By Aidan Fortune

Premium UK retailer Waitrose has pledged to source all own label fresh and frozen lamb from British lamb producers 365 days of the year.

Danish Crown reveals Tulip losses

Danish Crown reveals Tulip Limited losses

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Danish Crown has revealed the extent of the losses suffered by its Tulip Limited business in the final year before it was sold to Pilgrim’s Pride.