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Topping Pies launches new gourmet range

The Topping Pie Company has launched gourmet and speciality fresh and baked frozen pie ranges and unbaked frozen products at the Farm Shop and Deli Show, organised by Meat Trades Journal publisher William Reed.

Migrant labour vital to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat sector has a significant dependence on migrant labour, a new survey has revealed.

Green Survey 2017 now open

The UK meat industry has a chance to have its say on sustainability, with the Meat Trades Journal Green Survey now open for submissions.

Artisan butcher Damon Buckingham ready to open doors

Top independent butcher Damon Buckingham took some time out from setting up his new business Buckinghams Artisan Butchery to speak to Meat Trades Journal about his road from manager to business owner.

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

Fresh off the back of winning Meat Trades Journals Champion of Champions, Andrew Rook of JC Rook & Sons has been announced the winner of the Best British Banger.

Book your place at Butchers Shop of the Year

Butchers Shop of the Year 2016 is just two weeks away, and you have the opportunity to sit with the best in the industry.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards contribute to Morrisons success

Supermarket chain Morrisons has credited Meat Trades Journal in the midst of a positive half-year performance and industry wins.

Online learning service to benefit industry

The meat sector is being encouraged to sign up to a specially designed webinar that explores the changing face of technology in the food industry.

Digital Edition

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2016 Finalists

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Farm Shop of the Year

    • Bodnant Welsh Food

    • Little Town Farm Shop

    • The Gog Farm Shop

    • Uncle Henry's

    Food Hall Butchery Business of the Year

      • Cranstons Food Hall at Orton Grange

      • Delifonseca Dockside

      • Huntley's Country Stores

      Halal Butcher's Shop of the Year

        • Mullaco Supermarket

        • Tariq Halal Meat Fulham

        • The Master Butcher of Kensington

        Innovation of the Year

          • K&G McAtamney Butchers Deli

          • S Collins & Son

          Midlands & East of England Butcher's Shop of the Year

            • Aubrey Allen

            • Bates of Atherstone

            • New Close Farm Shop

            New Butchery Business of the Year

              • The Butcher's Quarter

              • The Dorking Butchery

              • Little Pigs The Didsbury Butchers

              North of England Butcher's Shop of the Year

                • Coates Butchers

                • J Brindon Addy Butchers

                • Riley's Butchers

                Northern Ireland Butcher's Shop of the Year

                  • Fletcher Meats

                  • K&G McAtamney Butchers Deli

                  • McKay Family Butchers

                  Online Butchery Business of the Year

                    • Farmison & Co

                    • Field&Flower

                    • Haji Baba Halal Online

                    Scottish Butcher's Shop of the Year

                      • Forbes Raeburn the Family Butcher

                      • S Collins & Son

                      South of England Butcher's Shop of the Year

                        • Meat NW5

                        • Surrey Hills Butchers

                        • Walter Rose & Son

                        Welsh Butcher's Shop of the Year

                        • Edwards of Conwy

                        • Martin Player High Class Butcher

                        • N.S. James & Son

                        Young Butcher of the Year

                        • Andre Ferguson, Booker Wholesale

                        • Peter Rushforth, Swan's Farm Shop

                        • James Taylor, Simpsons Butchers

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                        SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2016 now open for entries

                        One of the top nights in the meat industry is back for 2016. SuperMeat & Fish Awards is now accepting entries from retailers.

                        Sign up to MTJs meat adulteration webinar

                        Its less than a month until Meat Trades Journals webinar on meat adulteration.

                        Butcher's Shop of the Year winner revealed

                        Simpsons Butchers, based in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, was announced as the overall winner of Meat Trades Journals Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2015, after successfully securing the Midlands & East of England regional title for the second year running.

                        Deadline for M&PPA 2016 approaches

                        Processors have until next Friday, 20 November, to enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016.

                        The search is on for worlds best steak!

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

                        New Meat Trades Journal editor announced

                        Rod Addy has been appointed as the new editor of Meat Trades Journal.

                        National Butchers' Week - Edwards of Conwy

                        It's National Butchers Week so we caught up with our Butcher's Shop of the Year, Edwards of Conwy.

                        Butcher bounce back threatened by lost generation

                        Butchers are riding the crest of a wave of increasing popularity among consumers, but a lost generation of skills is threatening to derail that momentum.

                        Video: Butchers' Week #butcherisbetter campaign

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

                        Tulip wins top accolade at processing awards

                        The annual Meat and Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA) reached its finale last night at the Deansgate Hotel in Manchester, with Tulip crowned Processor of the Year 2015.

                        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.

                        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.

                        Butchers Shop of the Year Awards 2014 on Twitter

                        INTERACTIVE: Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014 winners

                        Meat Trades Journal would like to congratulate all the finalists of the Butcher's Shop of the Year Awards 2014. Here are the winners:

                        Edwards of Conwy crowned Butcher's Shop of the Year 2014

                        Edwards of Conwy was celebrating today (Friday 14 November) after being the first Welsh butchery business to take the overall title of Butchers Shop of the Year 2014.

                        Hunt on for meat processing stars

                        The search is on for the meat industrys shining stars as Meat Trades Journal gears up once again for the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015.

                        Modernising meat inspection

                        Andrew RhodesThe Food Standards Agency (FSA) sometimes gets a bad press in Meat Trades Journal and it is often challenging for us, keeping consumers safe and implementing regulations. This is the first blog Ive written for MTJ and there are many things I could have picked as a topic, but I thought I would start with an important issue that has had a long journey.

                        Hunt on for best butchers shop

                        The search is under way for the UKs best butchery business, with Meat Trades Journal urging butchers throughout the country to step up and be in with a chance of taking home the ultimate accolade.

                        Book your seats for SuperMeat today

                        There is just over a month to go before we announce this years winner of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards and the competition is starting to hot up.

                        MTJ on hand to greet you at Foodex

                        Make sure you come and see the Meat Trades Journal and Global Meat News teams on stands R340 in Hall 19 at Foodex and M271 in Hall 6 at Food and Drink Expo this coming week and be in with a chance of winning!

                        DSM debacle

                        Pressure is mounting on the government to urge the European Commission to lift the moratorium on desinewed meat (DSM), following the publication of results from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry on 23 July.


                        Meat trades journal june 2016 Welcome to, the dynamic website from the team at Meat Trades Journal.

                        Meat Trades Journal is the information hub for the meat industry, combining Meat Trades Journal magazine and website, as well as industry events and awards ceremonies, such as the SuperMeat & Fish Awards and Butchers Shop of the Year.

                        Established in 1888, Meat Trades Journal has been at the forefront of delivering meat industry news for more than 125 years and continues to lead the field with a comprehensive portfolio that includes:

                        Meat Trades Journal: our monthly publication covers all sectors of a dynamic and modern industry, providing views and information relevant at all levels, from the factory floor to the boardroom.

                        Features include:
                        In depth analysis of retail and wholesale meat prices across a variety of UK regions
                        Detailed features and category reports
                        Sections tracking the entire meat supply chain, from farmers to foodservice
                        Legal and retail business advice to help boost your business
                        International import and export data

               essential for anyone in the meat trade from the small independent retailer to the big multinational companies, providing the latest industry news, a meat price index updated weekly (via, skills videos and articles that keep you updated on market trends to improve your business. The site also runs webinars targeting specific industry areas, such as food safety.

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                        Meat Trades Journal also runs various industry events and awards shows such as:
                        Butchers Shop of the Year Awards
                        SuperMeat & Fish Awards
                        SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Product Awards
                        National Butchers Week
                        Meat & Poultry Processing Awards
                        Champion of Champions

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