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9 February, 2016

Heck sausages plans educational expansion at Yorkshire facility

Sausage manufacturer Heck has revealed plans to create a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired facility. 

Kerry Foods’ meat snacking brand Mattessons has launched a new £1.8 million (m) integrated campaign. 

Meat business named and shamed

08 February, 2016

London-based P&S Foods, which trades as Sam’s Chicken, has been named among the latest list of employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. 

Wiltshire butcher Walter Rose & Son is selling sausages to raise money for charity. 

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Midland Bacon Co expands fleet

08 February, 2016

Midland Bacon Co has teamed with Gray & Adams to add a new eight-wheeled refrigerated truck as the business grows. 

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has given out grants of over £1.87 million to those in the farming industry who have suffered financial hardship during 2015. 

Christine Walsh has been appointed managing director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of AHDB. 

A new survey published in Insider magazine revealed that 26 out of Northern Ireland’s top 100 manufacturers come from the agri-food industry. 

Pasty and pie creator, Chunk of Devon, has unveiled three new varieties of sausage rolls available from this month. 

Red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be celebrating the passing of the Year of the Sheep with Welsh Lamb through its digital marketing platforms this month. 

Peter Allen, of Aubrey Allen, revealed he has stepped down as his position as chairman of the National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB). 

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country. 

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Two research firms in Finland are testing and developing methods to produce pig and poultry feed from silage which, they claim, could improve farm profitability. 

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalised new federal food safety regulations to reduce the risk of salmonella and campylobacter in chicken products.

Demand from abroad helped German manufacturers of machinery for the food industry increase production for the sixth consecutive year, generating €13.5bn in 2015.

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