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27 February, 2017

Joint investigation launched over Skegness abattoir fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway following a fire at an abattoir in Skegness on Friday, 24 February.

Free-range poultry industry debate heats up

The British poultry industry has hit back at suggestions that welfare standards of non-RSPCA-Assured chickens are below acceptable levels.

Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs at research centre

Irish processor Dawn Farms is to create 150 new jobs over the next five years at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre as part of a 25 million investment programme.

AHDB Pork appoints four new board members

Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017.

Scientists create infection-resistant super pigs

The pig industry could save billions of pounds thanks to a new type of super pig bred by scientists to resist infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

Law and Food Safety 

Scotlands wholesalers welcome BSE breakthrough

Recommendations to upgrade Scotlands BSE status from 'controlled risk' to neglible risk have been hailed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) as a real breakthrough.

Livestock 

Safety first: Why industry and inspection agencies are being encouraged to collaborate

It is hard to look at the safety and security of the meat supply chain without referencing the major impact that the horsemeat scandal had in 2013. It highlighted major flaws in the supply chain and has been the catalyst for increased scrutiny on the meat served to consumers.

Law and Food Safety 

Game meat warning issued to food traders in Kent

Food businesses in the Kent region have been advised to ensure they are not buying illegally killed game following a suspected poaching incident.

Equipment 

New packaging film range unveiled by Linpac

Food packaging manufacturer Linpac has launched its new Lintop PE HB SKIN film range.

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