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31 October, 2014

MPs back slaughterhouse CCTV campaign

MPs from Manchester and Birmingham have expressed their support for Animal Aid’s campaign to introduce mandatory CCTV to the inside of UK slaughterhouses. 

Sausage company Debbie & Andrew’s is marking British Sausage Week (3-9 November) by staging what it believes to be the first ever ‘Tweet to Eat’ sausage kitchen.

The Soil Association has claimed its Organic September campaign caused a ‘boom’ in the organics market, causing growth of 3.6% during the month.

A West Lothian butcher has helped Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) raise awareness of careers in the meat industry during a Skills Scotland event.

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Pie makers, Holland’s Pies, has created a limited-edition commemorative pie, which it intends to give away to war veterans in the north west of England.

A debate on religious slaughter is to be held in parliament next week, following an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report.

A poultry company is looking to set up a state-of-the-art processing plant at a former cheese packing factory near Wrexham, potentially investing up to £10 million and creating 150 jobs in the area.

Scottish beef farmers are disappointed that payments under the Beef Calf Scheme will not be front-loaded as originally suggested by the Scottish Government.

New pig testing requirements, to bring the UK in line with EU trichinella regulations, are due to be enforced by the end of October, said Bpex.

French entrepreneurs have launched a halal test, which has been welcomed by the UK halal trade.

A Flintshire butcher has enjoyed some international publicity by entering a South African sausage competition.

Ladies in Beef member and Yorkshire farmer Rosey Dunn has appeared on BBC1’s Countryfile, promoting UK meat assurance schemes.

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Latest Blogs - Chewing the Fat

Dr Phil Hadley's blog articlesFifth quarter has increasingly made the headlines in recent weeks, from both an economic and ecological perspective.

A shot in the foot?

29 August, 2014

norman bagleyWell, well, how to misjudge the public mood! Unison, having spent weeks scaremongering the public about threats to public health by those awful abattoirs who would knowingly ignore oceans of contamination on carcases now look as if they have shot themselves and their members slap bang in the foot.

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A view from Sial

31 October, 2014

The great and good in the global meat industry gathered at the recent Sial exhibition in Paris (19-23 October). See our video for a visual trip around the show, and to hear the opinions of just some of the exhibitors.

The Chief Rabbinate of the State of Israel (CR) has said the country is looking to increase its supply of imported kosher meat.

Optimism about the prospects for the expansion of US cattle herds is high, according to cattle and beef member organisation CattleFax.

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