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18 December, 2014

Finalists of Meat & Poultry Processing Awards revealed

The judging is complete and Meat Trades Journal can now reveal the finalists in the 2015 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Adulterated meat has been uncovered in retailers and takeaways in Derby, which could be falsely selling halal meat.

Fitness food website MuscleFood.com is offering affordable fresh turkeys for the festive market for only £9.

The final list of six candidates for next year’s National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) presidential elections has been announced.

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2 Sisters Food Group has been accused of setting “beyond unreasonable” terms of contract by one of its suppliers on a BBC Newsnight programme.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has claimed that abattoir waste charges have been hiked up in recent weeks, and has called on processors to explain the rises.

Family meals and time-consuming dishes, such as traditional meat roasts, are in long-term decline, according to Kantar Worldpanel research, commissioned by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Westaways Sausages has been featured in a government campaign to promote small firms at Christmas.

In a rather festive survey, Billy Connolly has topped a list of celebrities that Scots would like to have at their Christmas dinner table.

Concern over whether the Food Standards Agency (FSA) can deliver a Food Crime Unit by the end of the year have been heard at a recent Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee.

Lamb prices gain pace

16 December, 2014

Lamb sales are struggling compared to 2013, but prices are gathering pace in recent weeks, according to Eblex’s Sheep Weekly.

The story behind the creation of the fast food giant McDonald’s could be set to hit the silver screen, according to reports.

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Latest Blogs - Chewing the Fat

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.

Charles BaughanCharles Baughan, MD of Westaways Sausages, reveals how embracing social media has streamlined enquiries and made business easier

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A disease outbreak can have catastrophic consequences for a business, as well as a huge knock-on effect on global markets. We take a look at some of the biggest stories making the headlines this year, including PEDv, African swine fever and avian influenza.

By the end of 2014, pork imports from Germany to Ukraine could drop by 19.4% – to 29,000 tonnes (t), according to representatives of German Meat*, the joint export promotion body for the German meat industry.

As temperatures plunge in northern China, supermarkets are reporting a brisk trade in packaged mutton for hotpot.

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