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23 April, 2014

Retail giants increase halal offerings

Tesco and Sainsbury’s have increased their chilled halal offerings by introducing the Shazans brand into their stores, offering burgers and sausages to hundreds of shops around the country.

Two young Welsh butchers, both learners at the Cambrian Training Company (CTC), have been selected to represent Great Britain at the International Young Butcher Competition.

Poultry producer Moy Park has launched an on-pack competition giving football fans in the UK and Ireland the chance to win a trip to the Fifa World Cup in Brazil this summer.

Eblex and the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) explored the possibility of a free trade agreement with the US during a knowledge exchange trip earlier this month.

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Eblex has launched a new image library on its website which can be used as a promotional tool for its users.

Fane Valley Co-operative has reported a 17% increase in turnover, as well as a 50% rise in pre-tax profits, for the last year. 

Harper Adams University is looking to recruit sensory panel members, who will be paid to taste meat.

Britain will host this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers’ Challenge, which will be hosted at the Great Yorkshire Show on 10 July 2014.

The Co-operative has announced £2.5 billion (bn) losses for 2013, in a year that the interim chief executive called “disastrous”.

The sister company of food manufacturing group 2 Sisters Food Group – 2Agriculture – has announced a new £20m investment to improve chicken welfare standards.

With organic demand in China growing the UK Soil Association Certification (SAC) has teamed up with its Chinese counterparts to make it cheaper and simpler for UK suppliers to export.

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) - Meat Promotion Wales has launched a search for scholars to enrol in their new livestock scholarship.

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has expressed its disappointment in the takeaway sector after revelations of food fraud.

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The current political crisis has brought major changes in the work of Ukraine’s poultry industry, as the country has lost its main sales market and needs to look urgently for new export outlets.

The potential opportunities for the beef and lamb sector from a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and the USA were discussed at a recent industry exchange trip earlier this month.

China will soon be able to buy organic British meat following the announcement of a new export partnership.

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