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Welsh levy board introduces head of industry development

Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed the new head of its industry development team.

Collaboration across food supply chain needed, according to Co-op

The Co-operative has called for the whole food supply chain to work together in overcoming industry challenges. 

Scotland’s BSE-free status to open up export opportunities

The news that Scotland is officially BSE risk-free has been welcomed by the red meat sector.

PHWC publishes biennial report

The Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC) has published its third biennial report detailing the work completed by the group between 2015 and 2016. 

Post-Brexit antibiotic usage fears raised by campaign group

The UK government has been called upon to work with EU member states to end routine preventative on-farm antibiotic use. 

Rally call for Scotland’s supply chain post-EU

To overcome challenges that are expected to be created from Brexit, the Scottish red meat supply chain has been called upon to work together. 

Royal Smithfield Club to work with regional shows

The Royal Smithfield Club (RSC) is looking to work with major regional prime stock shows across the UK, following the demise of the Smithfield Festival at the East of England Show through lack of national support. 

Workplace accidents: heed the warnings

An unsafe work environment can cause more than financial damage. Are you ensuring that you're complying to all health and safety regulations?

Industry must work together to overcome meat fraud

The Scottish meat industry has been encouraged to make the most of the Food Crime and Incidents unit to overcome fraudulent practices. 

How can you ensure you provide a safe work environment?

Providing a safe work environment is crucial to running a successful operation. While the raft of regulations faced by businesses is a logistical challenge, it is vital that they keep on top of the constantly evolving obligations. 

Scottish levy board welcomes new knowledge transfer specialist

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed 24-year-old Rebecca Rainnie as a new Knowledge Transfer Specialist. She will work in the organisation’s industry development team. 

Bacon-sellers sentenced for fraudulent activity

Two businessmen have been sentenced for selling misleading bacon products.

Farming unions join forces on post-Brexit framework

Leaders of the UK’s farming unions have agreed to work together to call on UK Farming Ministers to work for a common financial framework post-Brexit. 

Farmers urge Leadsom engagement

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has called on new Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Angela Leadsom to work with the body to overcome “market uncertainties”. 

Combatting campylobacter: More work to be done

Our sister title Food Manufacture held a panel discussion on campylobacter during Foodex about the scale of the issue. 

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb. 

Pictured with Moy Park farmers is Stuart Thomson from Aviagen with David Gibson and Alan Johnston from Moy Park
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Moy Park poultry suppliers join prestigious club

A selection of Northern Irish farmers who supply to Moy Park have been rewarded for their hard work. 

Campylobacter: A work in progress

Progress has been made on campylobacter by all parties but there is more to do. Aidan Fortune looks at the ongoing battle against the superbug. 

Scottish farmers’ union calls for abattoir co-operation

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has called on Scotland’s abattoir sector to work more closely with producers to ensure beef cattle meet market specifications. 

Systems Integration lands Canada contract

A British software firm has landed a contract at a state-of-the-art beef processing facility set to open in Canada this year, which its owners claim is the “first of its kind” in North America.

Chicken firm fined £7k over worker injury

Chicken supplier Faccenda has been fined and ordered to pay costs after an employee suffered serious injuries as his arm was dragged into a conveyor belt.

Meat cutting and casserole work on show at IFE

The latest developments in meat cutting and the casserole and braising categories will be on show at the International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE) this week.

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.

Bpex prepares contingency plan for PEDv

A contingency plan for the pig industry should Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) arrive in the UK has been prepared, according to pig levy body Bpex.

Campylobacter campaign launched

Lurking unseen in fridges throughout the country, campylobacter has become the number one source of food poisoning in the UK. Yet from a consumer perspective it is relatively unknown.

Dalesman invests £750k in extension

The Dalesman Group has invested £750,000 in an extension of its Bradford headquarters, including a new pilot plant and development kitchen.

Eblex strengthens communications team

Eblex has increased the size of its communications team after calls from levy payers and stakeholders for more information “to help drive the industry forward”.

Meat body reflects on 'crunch' year for Scottish industry

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has reflected on what it called a “crunch” year for the Scottish meat industry.

US cutting methods to be shown at Eblex conference

Adopting new US cutting methods could help British processors and butchers maximise carcases, according to Eblex.

Waitrose works on antimicrobial resistance issue

Waitrose has embarked on a scheme to tackle the problem of antimicrobial resistance in livestock, while also working on various environmental projects, according to agriculture manager Duncan Sinclair.

Eblex gains marketing boost for lamb from EU

Eblex has announced it will receive a £6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

BVA recognises veterinary excellence at awards

A number of impressive individuals won awards for outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession at the British Veterinary Association’s Members Day in Manchester.

Scottish beef action plan revealed

The Beef 2020 report, a Scottish beef industry action plan, has been unveiled to facilitate sustainable and long-term beef production growth.

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