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29 June, 2016

Halal butchers warned to be vigilant after Walsall attack

Halal butchers have been urged to be vigilant after an attack on a shop in Walsall. 

Welsh meat industry to discuss future of lamb sector after Brexit

Representatives from the Welsh red meat sector are “determined” to make the industry a key topic of discussion in the aftermath of the EU referendum result. 

BVDFree campaign gathers support

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has joined a 70-strong coalition of organisations from the veterinary profession, industry, science sector and government to eradicate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) from England ahead of the 2016 BVDFree campaign launch on Friday (1 July). 

Grocery market slips into decline for the first time since January

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 19 June 2016 have shown the market has slipped into decline for the first time since January. Supermarket sales fell by 0.2%, while like-for-like grocery prices declined by 1.4% on last year. 

Livestock 

Pig producers urged to be confident about post-EU Britain

The National Pig Association (NPA) has said that British pig producers should look forward to life outside of the European Union. 

Processor 

Dalziel acquires Burma Bacon Supplies

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has expanded its business after acquiring Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum. 

Foodservice 

Beef burgers recalled due to labelling error

Sykes House Farm has issued a recall for a batch of its Smiths Beef & Caramelised Onion Burgers over an incorrect ‘use by’ date of 25 July. 

Supermarkets and Convenience 

Tesco launches waste-reducing poultry packaging

Tesco has unveiled new packaging for its chicken fillets in an effort to keep food fresher for longer and reduce wastage. 

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