Birds in UK Law

  • UK birds positive for top levels of Campylobacter rises again
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The percentage of chickens positive at the top level for Campylobacter in the United Kingdom has increased for the second successive quarter. For the top nine retailers, 3.6 percent of fresh whole ...
  • Two birds, one gavel: D McLaughlin & Sons Ltd v. East Ayrshire Council
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    Just before the end of 2020, Lord Clark issued his decision in a case which considered whether or not an action raised to enforce the decision of an adjudicator could also be used to finally determ...
  • Taking A Birds-Eye View Of Pest Control Licence Laws
    • Mondaq UK
  • Sainsbury’s Campylobacter rates in chicken hit FSA threshold
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Sainsbury’s has recorded the worst Campylobacter in chicken results for the final three months of 2020 closely followed by Tesco. Figures come from the top nine retailers in the United Kingdom publ...
    ......The Food Standards Agency (FSA) threshold is 7 percent of birds with more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) of Campylobacter. Sainsbury’s reported 7 percent of chickens sampled were above 1,000 ......
  • Final FSA Campylobacter Statistics Encouraging
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    According to Poultry World, levels of campylobacter in chicken sold by the UK’s major retailers continue to fall, according to statistics released by the Food Standards Agency on Wednesday 18 Octob...
    ......Just 5.9% of chickens had high levels of campylobacter in the survey – which sampled 1,437 birds between April and July – down from 20.1% for the same period in 2014. The FSA announced last month that it was changing its annual campylobacter ......
  • Netting off – Development and the Environment
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    There has recently been a great deal of public concern over the putting up of nets in trees and hedgerows on development sites. Some developers do this to prevent birds nesting in trees and hedges ...
    ......Some developers do this to prevent birds nesting in trees and hedges they plan to cut down as part of the development. Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is an offence for a ......
  • Mixed results for UK Campylobacter rates in chicken
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    Campylobacter contamination in chickens in the United Kingdom has decreased but it remains high in smaller retailers, independent shops and butchers, according to a Food Standards Agency report. Th...
    ......The proportion of fresh whole chicken at retail contaminated with the highest level of Campylobacter spp. has decreased from 2014 but for birds from smaller shops no decline has been seen. The target is to reduce the percentage of chickens produced in U.K. slaughterhouses contaminated with ......
  • UK Survey Finds Campylobacter on 59 Percent of Chicken
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the U.K. has published its first-quarter results from a survey of Campylobacter on fresh whole store-bought chickens and the associated packaging. The agency foun...
    ......The agency found that 59 percent of the birds and 4 percent of the outside of the packaging tested positive. Campylobacter is the most common form of food poisoning in the U.K., affecting an ......
  • Major retailers below Campylobacter chicken limit; smaller shops test higher
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    None of the top nine retailers in the United Kingdom reported Campylobacter in chicken test results near the FSA limit in the first three months of this year. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) maximu...
    ......The Food Standards Agency (FSA) maximum acceptable level is 7 percent of birds with more than 1,000 colony forming units per gram (CFU/g) of Campylobacter. Tesco was the supermarket that recorded the worst contaminated chicken ......
  • UK suspends retail-level poultry tests after industry’s sidestep
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    The British poultry industry has found one way to put a stop to all that testing for campylobacter at the retail level in the United Kingdom. They’ve yanked the necks off the birds before they make...
    ......They’ve yanked the necks off the birds before they make it to retail counters. That’s a problem for the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in the United Kingdom, which has been doing its ......
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