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Operator interest in Isle of Man Meats

The Isle of Man’s Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has confirmed that it has received a number of formal bids from would-be operators of the island’s meat plant. 

Wiltshire poultry plant given planning permission

Planning permission for a major poultry processing facility in Wiltshire has been granted. 

Cattle disease surveillance dashboard launched

A new interactive map highlighting cattle disease across Great Britain has been launched by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). 

2 Sisters commended by vegan protestors

Animal rights group Devon Animal Save continues to protest again outside 2 Sisters’ Cullompton plant, but the meat processor has been commended for allowing activists to hold vigils for slaughter-bound chickens. 

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250 redundant in 2 Sisters’ Smethwick plant closure

The closure of 2 Sisters Food Group’s Smethwick poultry processing plant in the West Midlands on 23 June, rendering 250 jobs redundant, has been branded “very disappointing” by trade union Unite.

Tender process for Isle of Man meat plant to start soon

The tendering process for the meat plant on the Isle of Man is set to begin within the year, according to Environment, Food and Agriculture Minister Geoffrey Boot. 

Decision pending on processing plant application

A decision on a new processing plant in Helensburgh, Scotland is due shortly. 

2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs at Derby facility

2 Sisters is to increase investment in its Derby plant, creating 100 new jobs. 

ABP Food Group looks to create 400 jobs via expansion

Processor ABP Food Group hopes to create 400 jobs with the latest development at its Shrewsbury plant. 

Devro finds solution to ammonia problem

One of the world-leading sausage casings company, Devro, has overcome an ammonia discharge issue in its Glasgow plant. 

Ballymaguire Foods hopes to create 100 jobs with its new food plant in Lusk, Co Dublin
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Ballymaguire Foods to open new plant

Irish-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs and add €4 million (£2.8m) to the Irish economy annually with the construction of a new food plant. 

Suffolk chicken plant acquired by 1Stop Halal

A chicken processing plant in Eye, Suffolk, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group is to be taken over by Angus-based 1Stop Halal in July. 

Redundancies limited to 51 at processing plant

The number of redundancies at the 2 Sisters Food Group chicken processing plant in Llangefni, north Wales, is fewer than was originally feared. 

Welsh meat industry seeks to upgrade carcase grading

Representatives from the Welsh meat industry have set about searching for ways to update the current carcase grading system, which is based on the EUROP grid.

Tulip creates jobs with £16m plant extension

Tulip has created an additional 145 jobs at its Westerleigh plant following the completion of a £16m expansion at the site. 

Poultry plant proposed in Wrexham

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.

CHICKEN SCANDAL UPDATE: FSA changes stance on hygiene at 2 Sisters poultry plant

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that 2 Sisters Food Group did breach hygiene regulations at its Scunthorpe facility.

Multi-million-pound food waste plant opens

A commercial food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, which will generate enough energy to power 2,000 homes every year, officially opened in County Durham last week.

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