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28 March, 2017

Article 50: industry demands from Brexit talks

Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Article 50, notifying Brussels that Britain wants to exit the European Union but what does the meat industry want from talks?

Morrisons shortens payment terms for small suppliers

As of 1 April 2017, retailer Morrisons will shorten its payment terms to a maximum of 14 days following receipt of a valid electronic invoice.

The Snaffling Pig Co announces partnership with Colmans

Premium pork crackling producer the Snaffling Pig Co has announced its first partnership, with condiment company Colmans.

Chicken consumption declines for 2016 BBQ season

Figures for Kantar Worldpanel have shown that chicken consumption during the BBQ period experienced a fall in 2016, compared to the previous year.

Profit and accounting errors to cost Tesco over 235m

Tesco faces bills of over 235m after false accounting practices led to overstating profits in its 29 August 2014 trading statement, but will avoid prosecution.

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Karro Foods set to be bought

Karro Food Group looks set to be acquired from private equity group Endless by funds advised by fellow private equity outfit CapVest Partners.

Processor 

Dawn Meats sets out sustainability targets

Beef and lamb processor Dawn Meats has set the ambitious target of becoming Europes most sustainable meat company.

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Scottish pig prices reach nine-week high

Farmgate pig prices in Scotland have strengthened after a period of downward seasonal pressure during the early parts of 2017.

Law and Food Safety 

Contamination and labelling issues cause product recalls

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has issued a recall for its chicken and vegetable soup as it may be tainted by chemical contamination.

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