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27 September, 2016

British Sausage Week is a hit with new ambassador

Former popstar Jonathan Benjamin ‘JB’ Gill has been announced as the ambassador for British Sausage Week 2016. 

Butchers warned against accepting stolen sheep

Butchers in the Northamptonshire area have been warned about contaminated meat. 

English pig herd growing despite reports of tightening supplies

The latest Defra pig survey has revealed that the English pig herd grew by 2% to 3.9 million head in the year to June 2016, with the breeding herd increasing by the same percentage. 

Debbie & Andrew’s launches new festive-themed products

To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October-6 November), premium sausage producer Debbie & Andrew’s has launched two new products. 

Doherty’s unveils rebranding

Northern Irish gluten-free meat specialist Doherty’s has refreshed its brand as part of a marketing drive to expand business in Britain and the Republic of Ireland. 

Livestock 

Scottish pig industry introduces new antibiotic measures

The Scottish pig industry has introduced new measures to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the use of antibiotics. 

Supermarkets and Convenience 

Welsh-Danish connections grow following 20% sales rise

Carmarthenshire farmers Huw and Sheila Davies played host to visitors from Denmark following promotions by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) that saw a 20% uplift in sales of Welsh lamb. 

Law and Food Safety 

Legal advice: ‘death by audit’ and corporate responsibility

Food Standards Agency (FSA) support for moving away from physical inspections by local authority (LA) Environmental Health Officers (EHO) should encourage businesses that already have good food safety systems.

Foodservice 

Allez avec Aubrey Allen

If there’s family name synonymous with butchery, it’s Allen. The family has been running its Warwickshire-based business Aubrey Allen for over 80 years – but what does it know about salad bars, yoghurt pots and espressos? 

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