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23 February, 2017

Institute of Meat names top apprentice

Samuel Deighton was named Champion Meat Apprentice of The Year at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) annual prize-giving on 21 February.

Retail price war: will the discounters win ground in meat?

A retail price war will continue in 2017 as the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, compete with the supermarket giants and each other for increased meat sales.

Healthier, wealthier Britain: farming success post-Brexit

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has outlined free trade, labour and a new agricultural policy as the main ingredients for a buoyant post-Brexit rural economy.

RSPCA launches investigation into dumped chicks

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after officers were called to a sea of day-old chicks abandoned in a field in Cambridgeshire.

Government wants cut to unnecessary antibiotic use

The government wants to lead a global fight against antimicrobial resistance, the biggest threat to human and animal health, according to environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.

Supermarkets and Convenience 

Organic meat sales remain static in 2016

Sales of organic meat, fish and poultry in the UK saw a slight year-on-year dip, despite an overall growth in the organic category.


FSA hits back at meat inspection report

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responded to a report into hygiene levels at UK slaughterhouses published by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.


Processing hygiene report slammed by meat industry

A report into UK slaughterhouses by The Observer and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism has been debunked by industry experts.


Bacon back from the drop

With bacon prices slashed and value falling, could minor volumegrowth spark a change in fortune for the processed meat?

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