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5 March, 2015

Bedington to depart MTJ

It is with great sadness that Meat Trades Journal announces the departure of long-standing editor Ed Bedington to sister title the Publican’s Morning Advertiser.

A new Welsh poultry processing plant will create 150 new jobs, after planning permission was granted for the multi-million-pound investment in Wrexham.

A new survey shows consumers are backing British pork, with 80% saying supermarkets should continue to stock high levels of British meat.

While the bacon category has remained relatively static in the past year, a number of factors are keeping it popular with shoppers, finds Oli Haenlein

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The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed drinks man, Ian Wright, as its new director general.

Profits for sausage casings manufacturer Devro have dropped by 94% for the 2014 financial year, following a year of restructuring.

Ahead of this year's National Butchers' Week (23-29 March), Meat Trades Journal has launched the #butcherisbetter campaign. 

Discount supermarket Aldi has launched a new range of Wagyu beef burgers for only £2.99 per pack.

The new Food Standards Scotland (FSS) – the Scottish arm of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – has moved into its new home in Pilgrim House, Aberdeen.

Former Sainsbury’s boss Justin King has been appointed as an advisor to 2 Sisters Food Group, the chicken processor has confirmed.

A brace of new chairmen have been announced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will see Stuart Roberts step out of an industry role to replace John Cross at the helm of Eblex.

With this year’s National Butchers’ Week fast approaching, Meat Trades Journal’s #butcherisbetter campaign is also building momentum.

The badger cull debate is hotting up ahead of the general election as political parties set out their stalls, while unions and campaign groups also become more vociferous.

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Latest Blogs - Chewing the Fat

Drop the xenophobia

04 March, 2015

Paul GarnhamPaul Garnham, MD Europe and Africa for Tyson International argues that the British retail and farming sectors should less protectionist when it comes to their beef offer and open up to a greater selection of foreign products.

norman bagleyI get the impression that, before releasing the campylobacter poultry meat supermarket statistics to an expectant world, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) looked over the parapet and had a slight change of heart. It was as if it had suddenly realised that it was set up to prevent food scares by scientifically assessing and communicating food-related risks, not to start hares running.

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Following the announcement by Russia’s deputy prime minister Arkady Dvorkovich that his government was considering ways to mitigate the food embargo, imposed in August last year, for a number of countries in the European Union (EU), Minister of Economic Development Alexei Ulyukayev has further revealed the decision would initially affect Greece and Hungary.

A record year for Australian beef and lamb exports has been forecast by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).

Production, exports, and consumption of poultry in Ukraine grew during 2014, according to the latest report from the USDA’s Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS).

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