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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 Carrolls Cross site in Waterford.

HCC collaborates with Welsh vets to deliver lamb management strategies

The Welsh red meat levy board has been working in conjunction with Welsh vets to deliver information on red meat-related issues.

Welsh strongman attributes success to butchery background

David Todd, of Hugh Phillips Butchers in Swansea, has been making the most of working in a butchers and abattoir, leading him to become an award-winning strongman.

Cornwall cracks down on meat crime

A new regional multi-agency working group has been set up in Cornwall to help tackle issues facing the meat industry.

Second Meat Business Women a success

Women in the meat industry gathered on Wednesday (30 September) to network and share their experiences of working within the sector.

Supermarket aids livestock farming industry

Supermarket chain Sainsburys is encouraging young people to take part in its farming apprenticeship scheme. The next intake will see the trainees working alongside the livestock and poultry sector.

Scottish standards body urges meat industry to improve compliancy

The newly formed Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has urged the meat industry to improve its compliancy in order to be best in class, at this years Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) conference in Glasgow last weekend.

New boss for the FSA

The Food Standards Agency has announced the arrival of a new chief operating officer following the departure of Andrew Rhodes.

First networking seminar for women in the meat industry

World Cup-winning England rugby captain Katy McLean MBE will speak at the inaugural networking seminar for women in the meat industry.

Job losses at pork processing firms

Karro Food Group and Tulip, two of the countrys biggest pork processors, have announced job losses after both suffered significantly fewer bacon orders.

Which? takes further action on campylobacter

Consumer watchdog Which? has re-energised its campylobacter campaign with a written letter to seven major supermarkets asking them to publicise the action they are taking against scandalously high levels of the bug in retail chicken.

Campylobacter website launched for consumers

A new consumer website which offers advice on preventing campylobacter has been launched by poultry bodies.

ABP joins forces with Leeds College

Meat company ABP has teamed up with Leeds City College to help students develop skills essential for the meat industry.

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.

New chair for campylobacter working group

Richard MacDonald CBE has been appointed the new chair of the Joint Working Group on Campylobacter as the project heads into its second stage.

Burgers reach popularity peak in foodservice

According to research carried out by one foodservice consultancy, burgers are the nations favourite dish to order when eating out, but they may have reached a popularity ceiling.

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