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New pastry range targets butchers and meat manufacturers

Bells Food Group has launched a new business arm, with the aim of tapping into the butchery sector. 

Dawn Meats and Dunbia merger under CMA investigation

An investigation has been launched into the joint venture of Dawn Meats and Dunbia by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Wall’s launches ‘heat to eat’ breakfast options

Sausage firm Wall’s has extended its product offering and launched two new breakfast roll options. 

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). 

Bidfood’s ‘innovative’ turkey the centrepiece of huge Christmas range

Bidfood has launched its largest-ever selection of on-trend Christmas products, with its innovative no-bone turkey cushion the star of the show. 

Halal quality assurance scheme consultation launched

AHDB Beef & Lamb has launched an eight-week consultation on a quality assurance scheme for halal meat. 

Pork Farms launch new TV ad campaign for 2017

Pork Farms has launched a new heavyweight TV advertising campaign. 

NI meat supplier goes ‘Light and Lean’ at Asda

Finnebrogue Artisan has launched a ‘Light & Lean’ range of sausages in Asda stores across the UK, which it estimates will represent £2m worth of business in the first year of sale.

Eight-point action plan launched to promote Welsh Lamb among retailers

The Welsh farming union has launched an eight-point action plan, urging retailers to support Welsh sheep producers and to stock their produce. 

I’ll have a pizza that: MuscleFoods launches four new products

Four guilt-free pizzas that contain a third of the calories found in similar supermarket products have been launched by lean meats online retailer MuscleFoods.com. 

Joint investigation launched over Skegness abattoir fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway following a fire at an abattoir in Skegness on Friday, 24 February. 

Northern Ireland pushes export opportunities for meat and poultry

The Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) has launched a report into the impact that Brexit will have on the local food and drink sector. 

Stun-free halal certification scheme launched

Traditional Halal Limited has launched its stun-free certification scheme. 

Northern Ireland’s first fresh pork chorizo launched

Corndale Charcuterie, based in Limavady in Co Derry, has launched Northern Ireland’s first fresh pork chorizo product. 

Latvian meat snacks launch in the UK

Rezekne Meat Factory, based in Latvia, has launched its new range of meat snacks, BOOMS, into the UK. 

Celebrity pig welfare campaign launched

A celebrity-backed campaign highlighting pig welfare has been launched. 

AHDB Pork unveils pig industry app

AHDB Pork has launched a new interactive app, ‘Think BioRisk’, to help prevent disease in the pig industry. 

Lockwoods launches Maddock’s consumer-facing meat brand

Liverpool-based food manufacturer Lockwoods has launched Maddock’s, a new meat brand for consumers. 

New digital thermometer launched by ETI

Electronic Temperature Instruments Ltd (ETI) has introduced the new Therma 1T digital thermometer. 

Trailblazer scheme ready to blast off

The Butchery Trailblazer Scheme is set to be officially launched at an event later this month. 

New pâtés launched by Castle MacLellan

Castle MacLellan has launched two new pâtés for the festive season. 

New Guinness Holland’s pie unveiled

Holland’s has launched a Chilled Steak & Guinness Slice into Tesco and Asda stores throughout the UK. 

New Beefit biltong range launched

A new range of biltong that is marketed on its healthy credentials is being launched. 

Well Hung Meat Company launches Firecracker Back Bacon

Online organic meatbox delivery firm, the Well Hung Meat Company, has launched a new limited-edition bacon onto the market. 

New food label a hit with consumers

The RSPCA has said its new ethical food label, RSPCA Assured, which has replaced Freedom Food, has proved a success with shoppers four months after it launched. 

The WHO report is expected to place red and processed meat on the 'encyclopaedia of carcinogens'
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Impending meat report debunked by UK experts

A report into the carcinogenic effects of meat set to be launched next week has already been slammed by UK industry experts. 

Danepak gets Bake Off treatment

Capitalising on the success of the Great British Bake Off, Danepak is celebrating its Rapid Rashers through a competition-style campaign. 

New MultiRap packaging system launched

Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) has launched a range of specialist foodservice packaging solutions including the new MultiRap. 

Iceland freezes out competition

Value for money supermarket Iceland has launched its premium autumn range of products. 

Indian chef brings a taste of home to The Lake District

A well-known restaurant in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth has launched a unique ‘signature dish’.  

Consultation on bovine TB action launched by Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has outlined proposals to tackle bovine TB (bTB). 

The Butchery Excellence Scheme looks to improve butchers' business skills
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Butchery Excellence Scheme launched to aid business skills

Montgomery Food Consulting has launched the Butchery Excellence Scheme to help butchers improve their business skills. 

Innovative breakfast kebab launched

Premium kebab specialist Chifafa has created a unique breakfast kebab. 

Dalziel launches premium pork brand

Dalziel has launched its own premium pork brand, under an exclusive partnership with Belgium pork producer Westvlees. 

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard. 

RSPCA launches new ethical food label

A new ethical food label, assured by the RSPCA, has been launched to help improve the lives of farm animals. 

New venison product hits the shelves

Northern Irish butcher O’Doherty’s Fine Meats has launched a new venison product to cater to the rise in popularity of game meats. 

New lamb consumer campaign launched

A new campaign to encourage younger consumers to try lamb as an everyday meal option has been launched. 

The search is on for world’s best steak!

A new international competition, from the team behind Meat Trades Journal, has been launched - the World Steak Challenge. 

Vet Ian Gill warns that CODD, foot rot, scald and shelly hoof are all threats to sheep health
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QMS publishes sheep lameness prevention guide

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new publication to help farmers prevent sheep lameness. 

Natural mineral proves beneficial to livestock

A natural mineral, which has been shown to lead to improved conditions in cattle, ewes and lambs, is being incorporated into a new feed product being launched next week by Rumenco, the livestock feed block manufacturers. 

Organic drive for independent retailers

Organic body the Soil Association has launched a new campaign to support independent retailers and help them promote sales of organic produce.

Campaign launched for stun/non-stun labelling

A campaign has been launched for “clear and honest labelling” on halal meat to show whether the animal was stunned before slaughter or not.

Video: Butchers' Week #butcherisbetter campaign

Ahead of this year's National Butchers' Week (23-29 March), Meat Trades Journal has launched the #butcherisbetter campaign. 

Consumer meat survey launched

Meat Trades Journal has launched a consumer survey to find out about shopping habits when it comes to the retail butcher.

Iceland launches exotic meats to coincide with jungle TV show

Iceland has launched an exotic meat box to tie in with its sponsorship of ITV’s reality series ‘I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!’. 

Dragon’s Den star lists new spicy sausage with Asda

Dragon’s Den star Alf Turner has launched a new spiced sausage, Dragon’s Fury, which will be launched into 200 Asda stores.

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