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Dawn Meats blazes responsible working trail

Dawn Meats has become the first Irish food manufacturing company to achieve the Business Working Responsibly Mark at its Carroll’s Cross site in Waterford. 

60 seconds with the SAMW president

Frank Clark was named president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) at an event in Glasgow and spoke to this site about his main priorities. 

2 Sisters proposes Smethwick closure – 630 jobs at risk

2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed that it plans to cease production at a processing site in Smethwick, Staffordshire, which could result in the loss of up to 630 jobs. 

Duck firm moves production amid bird virus threat

Gressingham Foods has halted processing at its poultry slaughter plant in Redgrave, Suffolk after bird flu restrictions were imposed at a neighbouring Banham Poultry site, transferring operations to Debach, near Woodbridge.

Bernard Matthews job cuts ‘deeply disappointing’

Bernard Matthews’ plans to cut up to 155 jobs after its takeover by Boparan Private Office are “deeply disappointing”, according to trades union Unite.

Ginger Pig opens eighth London site in Wanstead

Butcher chain Ginger Pig has opened its newest London shop, its eighth in the city. 

Increased cooked meats production leads to Tulip jobs boost

Tulip is looking to recruit over 100 people for its King’s Lynn production facility, following an increase in the volume of sliced, cooked meats manufactured at the site. 

Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site. 

Cranstons opens new Brampton site

Cumbrian master butcher Cranstons has opened its new Brampton Food Hall. 

Mettrick’s invests in new cutting room

Mettrick’s Butchers has unveiled a new cutting room at its Glossop site. 

Dawn Meats celebrates 10th anniversary of Welsh site

Irish meat supplier Dawn Meats is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Cross Hands site in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

Karro announces 141 job losses

Karro Food Group has confirmed that it is cutting 141 jobs at its Scunthorpe site.

2 Sisters’ Welsh plant workers in consultancy

Unite the union has entered into a 45-day consultancy process with 2 Sisters food group as it has confirmed job losses at the Llangefni chicken processing factory.

Permission granted for new Welsh poultry plant

A new Welsh poultry processing plant will create 150 new jobs, after planning permission was granted for the multi-million-pound investment in Wrexham.

Marel sells slicing site to US firm

Global meat processing equipment manufacturer Marel is to sell its high-speed slicing facility in Norwich.

300 jobs under threat at Welsh poultry plant

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at the 2 Sisters Llangefni chicken processing factory, it has been reported.

FSA investigates alleged abuses at Staffordshire abattoir

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that it has launched an immediate investigation into the alleged animal abuse at the S Bagshaw and Sons abattoir, and stopped any further processing at the site.

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. 

Hilton Food reports business as expected

Hilton Food Group has said trading is “in line with expectations” in a statement for the year ending 28 December 2014, despite European markets being “subdued”.

Bernard Matthews announces 90 new jobs

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has announced plans to create 90 new jobs at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk.

Scottish meat company to triple production site

Scottish meat firm, We Hae Meat, has announced plans to triple the size of its site in Ayrshire, opening up jobs for local people.

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Yorkshire bird flu strain identified

Defra has confirmed the bird flu outbreak at a Yorkshire farm has been identified as the highly contagious H5N8 strain found recently in the Netherlands.

Hilton Food Group reports strong volume growth

Lower material costs and currency exchange rates are impacting Hilton Food Group despite reporting a strong financial performance.

Heck moves into burger and meatball market

Sausage brand Heck has announced plans to open a “state-of-the-art” processing site in Ripon as it moves into the burger and meatball market.

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.

Poultry processor invests £5m at Brackley site

Faccenda Foods, recently accused of food hygiene failings by The Guardian, has announced it will invest £5m in a new despatch facility.

Poultry firm fined over safety issues

A poultry firm and its contractors have been fined over £84,000 for “repeated” safety failings at its poultry site in Lincolnshire.

2 Sisters reports strong Q3 results

Boparan Holdings, the holding company for 2 Sisters Food Group, has released its third-quarter (Q3) results, showing strong growth.

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