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Tesco recalls chicken salad over campylobacter fears

Superstore Tesco has issued a recall notice for two of its chicken salad products as they have been found to contain campylobacter. 

Fresh meat helps Tesco increase sales

Barbecue occasions have driven sales of fresh meat for Tesco, helping the retailer attract over 250,000 additional customers. 

Binghams expands listings with Tesco

Potted beef and spreads producer Binghams has secured further listings with Tesco. 

Profit and accounting errors to cost Tesco over £235m

Tesco faces bills of over £235m after false accounting practices  led to overstating profits in its 29 August 2014 trading statement, but will avoid prosecution.

New MOR sausage range launches at Tesco

A new flexitarian range of sausages has been launched at Tesco. 

Tesco introduces new fresh pet food range

Tesco has rolled out a full range of high-quality fresh pet food as demand for posh food treats for cats and dogs grows.  

Tesco recalls beef bolognese

Tesco has issued a recall notice for its frozen beef Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese 400g, due to undeclared egg. 

Turkey takes flight: Sales of turkey mince have soared this year amid market deflation

Mince can be found in nearly eight in 10 households and the market is worth £892m. However, the latest evidence suggests the market may be flagging and deflated. 

NPA seeks assurances for pork industry following Tesco/Booker deal

The National Pig Association (NPA) has called for assurances for the pork supply chain, following Tesco’s acquisition of Booker, the UK’s largest food wholesaler and owner of Londis and Budgens.

Tesco and Booker announce food business merger

Retailer Tesco is to acquire wholesaler Booker in a deal worth £3.7bn.

Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night. 

Tesco recalls Takeaway Chicken due to cashew ingredient that was not named on label

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled two batches of its Tesco Takeaway Chicken because the sauce contains cashew nuts, which is not mentioned on the label, and presents a potential health risk. 

The Yorkshire Meatball Co rolls its products into Morrisons

The Yorkshire Meatball Co has announced it has gained listings with Morrisons.

NFU: independent grocery code watchdog vital amid consolidation

An independent Grocery Code Adjudicator (GCA) is essential to maintain fair trading amid industry consolidation, according to NFU president Meurig Raymond, who praised Christine Tacon’s positive influence on supermarkets. 

Working barbecue shack hits the streets of London

Meat Lust – part of The Flava People group – has launched the Bare Bones Tour, a double-decker bus transformed into a fully operating barbecue shack. 

Tesco meat volume sales outperform value

Supermarkets’ premium own-label brands have experienced a strong performance in the run-up to Christmas. 

Scottish butcher receives supermarket backing for gluten-free haggis

Simon Howie, known as The Scottish Butcher, has announced his gluten-free haggis has received the support of four major supermarket chains. 

Halal food brand hits more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores

Halal food brand Haloodies has launched its ready-to-eat cooked chicken range into more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores and has extended its presence with Tesco and AmazonFresh.

Premium fresh meat category boosts sales for Tesco

Retail giant Tesco has experienced its second consecutive month of good news, after sales grew at their fastest rate in three years. In part, this can be attributed towards the premium Tesco Finest fresh meat range. 

Packaging recognition for Linpac

A poultry split pack created by Linpac alongside Tesco and Cargill has been awarded ‘highly commended’ in two categories at the UK Packaging Awards.

Fake farms help Tesco grow sales

Tesco’s controversial in-house farm brands have helped the retailer grow sales by 1.3% in the 12 weeks to 9 October 2016, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel. 

Frozen food brand enters gluten-free category

Birds Eye has revealed it will be entering into the gluten-free market for the first time with its Gluten Free Fish Fingers. 

NFU Scotland praises supportive retailers

NFU Scotland has praised a drive by retailers to support Scottish farmers, crofters and the country’s beef industry by stocking Scotch Beef. 

Aldi highlights importance of backing British

Discounter supermarket chain Aldi has demonstrated its commitment to supplying British beef and lamb, following on from AHDB’s Beef & Lamb Watch Country of Origin Survey. 

Antibiotic-resistant E.coli in supermarket meat “worse than expected”

A new study has shown extremely high levels of E.coli resistant to essential antibiotics - used to treat human E.coli infections – present in British supermarket chicken and pork. 

Three prosecuted over horsemeat scandal

City of London Police has charged three men with fraud offences in an investigation over the horsemeat incident that shook the nation in 2013. 

Meat industry faces rush to cut campylobacter

Supermarkets could lose half their customers to rival retailers for stocking above-average quantities of chicken at ‘high risk’ of campylobacter contamination, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reports. 

Tesco and Aldi revealed as best supporters of Scottish beef

Tesco and Aldi were named as the only two multiples in which shoppers were guaranteed that any burgers they bought would be Scottish, according to the latest shelf watch carried out by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland. 

Spar commits to cage-free eggs by 2025

Spar has become the latest supermarket to commit to using cage-free eggs by 2025 after revising its suppliers. 

Haloodies launches packaging for new cooked-foods range

Halal food brand Haloodies has partnered with packaging manufacturer Coveris, design agency theSpiritof, and supplier CP Foods for the retail launch of its new range in Tesco. 

Kerry Foods expands Fire & Smoke range

Following on from the success of Fire & Smoke’s first year, Kerry Foods is adding three ‘On the Go’ chicken snacks to the range. 

Sainsbury’s joins the fight against waste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is the latest retailer to do its part in fighting waste by introducing a new ‘snap-pack’ to its range of Taste the Difference sausages. 

Linpac at the forefront of tackling waste

Packaging solutions company Linpac has welcomed the news that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has launched an inquiry into the economic, environmental and social impact of food waste. 

Brexit result has “no immediate impact” on retailers

Kantar Worldpanel figures for the 12 weeks ending Sunday, 17 July 2016 show that the supermarket sector has experienced slow growth, with sales up by 0.1% compared to last year. 

Haloodies halal chicken range hits Tesco

Halal food brand Haloodies has won listings in Tesco for the first time. 

NFU complains to Trading Standards over Tesco fake farms

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has formally complained to the National Trading Standards Institute over the use of ‘fake’ farm branding by retailers on food products. 

Rubber contamination causes Tesco and Sainsbury’s recall

A precautionary recall for tinned Beef Ravioli that may be contaminated with rubber has been issued by Tesco and Sainsbury’s. 

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Tesco to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025

Tesco has announced that it is to stop sourcing eggs from caged hens by 2025 following a detailed review of its egg-sourcing strategy, which included consultation with suppliers, industry experts and other key stakeholders. 

Crawshaw appoints non-executive director

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaw Group has announced the appointment of Ken McMeikan as its new non-executive director. McMeikan’s position will take effect from 8 July 2016. 

Grocery market slips into decline for the first time since January

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel for the 12 weeks ending 19 June 2016 have shown the market has slipped into decline for the first time since January. Supermarket sales fell by 0.2%, while like-for-like grocery prices declined by 1.4% on last year. 

Tesco launches waste-reducing poultry packaging

Tesco has unveiled new packaging for its chicken fillets in an effort to keep food fresher for longer and reduce wastage. 

Fresh sales aid Tesco Q1 growth

Fresh produce, including meat, has helped Tesco to a 0.9% growth in group like-for-like sales for the first quarter of the year. 

Boparan to buy Tesco’s Giraffe restaurant chain

Tesco has announced the intended sale of its restaurant chain Giraffe to Boparan Restaurants Holdings Limited. 

Students' Scotch Beef burgers raise money for charity

Students from Bathgate Academy in West Lothian, Scotland, have been busy fundraising outside a local Tesco by selling Scotch Beef burgers, designed by the pupils. 

Tesco slides into the summer season with mini burger kit

Supermarket chain Tesco is capitalising on the North American barbecue trends with the introduction of what it claims to be the first home slider burger kit in the UK. 

Enter now for SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards 2016

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards. 

Supermarket sales growth slows

The major supermarkets have reported a slowdown in growth, with sales increasing by only 0.1% for the 12 weeks ending 24 April 2016 compared to the same period last year, according to the latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today (Wednesday 4 May 2016). 

Tesco joins CIEL project

Tesco has become the first retail member of the Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). 

Tesco goes up against discounters

In an effort to tackle the rising prominence of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, supermarket giant Tesco is introducing seven sub-brands covering meat and poultry, as well as fresh produce. The new brands will comprise 76 products.

Tesco takes steps to further reduce UK food waste

Software developer TAAP has produced a Food Surplus Application, aimed at reducing the disposal of surplus food in the retail sector, which is currently being deployed by Tesco. 

Northern Irish consumers encouraged to shop local

The Northern Ireland Pork and Bacon Forum is urging consumers to make buying local a priority. This can be achieved by ensuring customers buy pork with an NI ‘Assured Origin’. 

Tesco cuts campylobacter in fresh chickens

Tesco has revealed a further reduction of levels of campylobacter in its fresh chickens. 

Tesco provides opportunities to lamb farmers

Supermarket giant Tesco is inviting 100 British sheep farmers to take part in a ‘cost of production model for lamb’ trial, which is claimed to be the first of its kind. 

Tesco given supplier deadline by GCA

Tesco has been given a month to improve how it treats suppliers following an investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). 

‘Kosher Chicken Index’ highlights the cost of Jewish living

Economists Anthony Tricot and Andrea Silberman found that living the Jewish lifestyle in the UK can cost an additional £12,700 a year. 

2015: A year in review

Our month-by-month look at what has happened in the meat industry over the past year.

GammonWatch reveals disappointing support for British produce

The results from the National Pig Association’s (NPA) GammonWatch have shown that most retailers have low British shelf-facings on gammons. 

Latest grocery figures show slight growth

Total grocery market sales have grown by only 0.1% compared to last year, according to Kantar Worldpanel. The latest grocery figures showed minimal growth for the 12 weeks ending 6 December 2016.

Tesco threatened with protests by lamb farmers

Farmers for Action (FFA) has said it will protest at Tesco’s distribution sectors and meat packaging division over claims the retailer will not fully commit to supporting British lamb producers.

Welsh promotional campaign hailed a success

In-store promotion is “very customer-friendly and increases sales”, according to Welsh butchers.

Discounters take 10% share of UK grocery sector

Aldi and Lidl have a combined 10% share of the grocery market for the first time, the latest figures from Kantar Worldpanel (12 weeks ending 8 November 2015) have revealed.

Tesco on course for campylobacter reduction target

Supermarket chain Tesco has revealed it has driven down campylobacter at the highest level in its fresh chickens to less than 9%.

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

British lamb still not receiving full home support

Recent figures show that the UK’s leading supermarket, Tesco, is still failing to support British lamb. The data highlighted that the amount of local lamb stocked in the supermarket chain had seen a significant decrease.

NFU Scotland meets with Tesco following labelling scandal

After Tesco’s inaccurately marketed New Zealand lamb under signs reading ‘Best Scottish Lamb in season’, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland took action to ensure this kind of fraud is not replicated in the future.

Discount retailers expand market share

Latest grocery share figures from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed a strong 12 weeks ending 13 September for value-for-money retailers.

NFU Scotland slams Tesco’s ‘misleading’ practices on lamb

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland president Allan Bowie called Tesco’s practices on lamb “wholly unacceptable” after it was revealed the supermarket chain was placing imported lamb from New Zealand under signs labelled ‘best Scottish Lamb in season’.

AHDB establishes new leadership team

Three new senior appointments to the agricultural levy board AHDB complete the newly restructured leadership team.

Red Tractor Week gains ministerial backing

Minister of State at Defra, George Eustice MP, has pledged his support for the high-profile Red Tractor Week campaign.

Tesco causes fury by selling imported lamb under Scottish banner

Supermarket giant Tesco has been accused of delivering Scottish sheep farmers "a slap in the face" by selling imported lamb underneath a banner proclaiming to support Scottish sheep farmers. 

SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards: The Results

After some particularly tough judging, the results of the inaugural 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Christmas Products Awards are in. 

QMS lamb campaign to debut in August

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to hit 3.7 million consumers with its latest advertising campaign.

Tesco makes bold campylobacter promise

Tesco has pledged to further reduce levels of campylobacter in its fresh chickens.

M&S scoops Best Retailer at SuperMeat & Fish awards

At a star-studded event at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, hosted by comedian Stephen Mangan, Marks & Spencer was awarded the Retailer of the Year accolade at the SuperMeat & Fish awards. 

Tesco sees “positive progress” though sales still down

Tesco is tackling flagging sales, although more needs to be done, according to a trading statement covering its first quarter this year (Q1). 

Meat sale sparks near riot in Tesco

An ugly scene broke out in a Tesco store in Northampton as customers milled around staff merchandising reduced price meat. 

Sainsbury’s feels discounter impact, with £72m loss

Sainsbury’s has posted a £72 million loss in its yearly results – the supermarket’s worst results for a decade.

Halal firm extends product line in Tesco

Halal meat brand Ghanim International UK has extended its range of frozen, microwavable products in Tesco.

SuperMeat product finalists are revealed

After a lengthy judging process, we are delighted to reveal the product finalists of the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2015.

Tesco faces up to worst-ever performance

Tesco has posted its worst-ever financial results, reporting a £6.4bn pre-tax loss for the year to the end of February 2015.

SuperMeat judging gets under way

The judging for the 2015 SuperMeat & Fish Awards has kicked off, with the deadline for entries now closed. 

Tesco accused of giving too much support to NZ lamb

Tesco has denied consistently underestimating demand for British lamb after chef James Martin complained shelves were full of New Zealand product over the Easter weekend. 

Morrisons appoints new CEO

Morrisons has appointed ex-Tesco man David Potts as its new chief executive officer.

Tesco back in growth, although market share falls

Tesco has returned to growth for the first time in over a year, according to the latest market research by analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Tesco under investgation for alleged Groceries Code breaches

Tesco is to be investigated following “reasonable suspicion” that the retailer breached the Groceries Supply Code of Practice.

Morrisons boss steps down, as retailer sees sales fall

Morrisons’ chief executive Dalton Phillips is to leave the company after five years in his role, as the supermarket announced a fall in like-for-like sales (LFLs).

Tesco announces store closures despite better results

Despite reporting better-than-expected sales results, Tesco has announced it will close 43 unprofitable stores across the country.

Tesco issues warning on profits

Tesco has issued an unscheduled profits warning stating the supermarket does not expect yearly profits to exceed £1.4bn in its next interim results.

West Country Beef and Lamb chosen for Tesco’s Finest pies

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) West Country Beef has been chosen by Tesco for use in its ‘Finest’ range.

Tesco triumphs in supermarket sausage awards

Bpex has announced the winners of the Mulitple Retailer and Branded Manufacturer sausage awards to coincide with British Sausage Week.

Tesco chairman steps down amid £263m profits overstatement

Sir Richard Broadbent is to step down as Tesco’s chairman after a gross overstatement of profits totalling £263m.

M&S appoints new agriculture manager

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has appointed Peter Kennedy from Tesco as its new agriculture manager, in charge of sourcing pig and poultry meat.

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its ‘multiple retailer and brands’ sausage category after a week of “intense judging”.

GCA asks Tesco to look at attitude to suppliers

Just one week after Tesco announced a serious over-stating of profits and another meat contamination case, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon said she has asked the retailer to examine its behaviour towards suppliers.

Tesco discovers more meat contamination

Tesco has suffered a further blow after testing revealed unlabelled meat content in products including venison burgers and pork sausages.

Slowest growth ever for supermarket sales

“Intense competition” and zero price inflation mean supermarket sales are growing at the slowest rate ever recorded, according to recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

Tesco suspends executives after overstating profits

Tesco has suspended four executives including its managing director after revealing that it had overstated its profits for the six months to 23 August 2014.

Tesco contract pushes up volumes for Hilton Food Group

Specialist retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group saw volumes in Western Europe up 5.4% for the 28 weeks to 13 July 2014, predominantly due to its new contract with Tesco.

Tesco refuses to sell mixed-origin beef

Tesco is understood to have refused to sell beef from cattle born in the Republic of Ireland, but raised in the North, citing customer confusion over labelling as the reason behind its decision.

Commonwealth Games gives boost to haggis

“Haggis has been the real winner” of the Commonwealth Games, according to Tesco, which has seen increased sales of Scottish products.

Halal feature: Labelling under the spotlight

With the debate on stun or non-stun slaughter still raging, Oli Haenlein examines the different arguments on how meat should be labelled, given slaughter and other welfare factors.

Retailers pledge support for British lamb to NFU

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has held positive talks with a number of retailers in light of members’ protest action against Tesco promoting New Zealand lamb, at the Royal Welsh Show.

FSA backs down from campylobacter name and shame

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has done a U-turn over naming and shaming retailers and processors using results from a major campylobacter survey.

Poultry giants deny whistleblower hygiene claims

The 2 Sisters Food Group has called allegations printed in The Guardian about campylobacter failings “untrue, misleading and inaccurate”.

Baroness leaves 2 Sisters

Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe has stepped down as non-executive director of 2 Sisters after accepting a post as a business minister.

NFU protests against Tesco's NZ lamb promotion

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) staged a protest outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh show yesterday (21 July) against its promotion of New Zealand lamb during prime British lambing season.

Tesco chief executive to step down

Tesco’s chief executive Philip Clarke is to step down in October following the supermarkets poor performance in a “challenging market”.

NFU hits out at Tesco on British lamb policy

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has strongly criticised Tesco for promoting New Zealand lamb during the prime UK lamb season, which “misleads consumers”.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards nearly here

The annual SuperMeat & Fish Awards are just around the corner, so make sure you’ve got your ticket sorted for the industry event of the year.

Ostrich meat hits supermarket shelves

Ostrich meat is starting to appear on UK supermarket shelves, with Tesco trialling ostrich kebabs, and Lidl and Aldi due to stock the speciality meat later in the year.

Fresh pork sales fall

Value and volume sales of fresh pork fell in the last quarter, according to Bpex’s Quarterly Category Report.

Tesco sees third consecutive quarter of sales decline

UK like-for-like sales have fallen yet again for Tesco, down 3.7% (excluding petrol), for the first quarter of 2014-2015.

Book your seats for SuperMeat today

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

New Moy Park products in Tesco

Moy Park launched two new branded Ready-to-Cook products in 23 Tesco stores across Northern Ireland this May.

Supply chain integrity stressed at BMPA conference

Meat processors need to work with their regulatory and retail partners to help protect the integrity of the supply chain, delegates to the British Meat Processors Association’s (BMPA) annual conference were told.

Scottish butcher’s strikes £1m contract with Asda

Scottish butcher’s, We Hae Meat, reported it has secured a £1m deal with Asda to sell its products in stores across Scotland.

Tesco deal boosts Hilton Food Group’s volumes

A new agreement with Tesco has helped Hilton Food Group increase its volumes in the UK, according to its latest interim management statement.

Holland’s teams with Guinness for new steak pie

Pie and pasty producer Holland’s has teamed up with Guinness to launch a new Steak & Guinness Pie.

Muddy Boots steps into retail

Meat brand Muddy Boots has opened its first meat shop in Crouch End after turning down a lucrative Tesco deal last year.

NFUS identifies improved labelling on Scottish meat

ScotchWatch, NFU Scotland’s (NFUS’) ongoing examination of the amount of Scottish meat labelled as Scottish in supermarkets north of the border, has highlighted some positive developments.

Morrisons enters meat price war fray

Morrisons is the latest supermarket to force down the prices of its everyday meat products, with bacon and mince seeing the biggest cuts.

Premier Foods sees Q1 fall in grocery

Premier Foods, owner of gravy and stock brands Aah Bisto and Oxo, has announced a 6.2% decrease in grocery sales in the first quarter.

Co-op to slash prices on everyday meats

The Co-operative has launched its latest price slashing campaign, ‘Fair and Square’, which has reinforced fears of a supermarket price war.

Heck wins Asda deal and predicts sector dominance

Sausage company Heck Food, which started selling in Tesco last April, has had its contract extended, as well as winning a new deal with Asda. Heck's founder told meatinfo.co.uk that it had been a great first year, and that Heck would be “the number one premium sausage brand in 18 months”.

Retail giants increase halal offerings

Tesco and Sainsbury’s have increased their chilled halal offerings by introducing the Shazans brand into their stores, offering burgers and sausages to hundreds of shops around the country.

Tesco sees UK trading profit down 3.6%

Profits have fallen again at Tesco, with UK trading profit down 3.6% to just under £2.2bn, and group trading profit down 6% to £3.3bn.

Revenue up 9.1% at Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group announced a 9.1% increase in revenue this year, along with a 2% increase in volume growth.

Two more retailers join SuperMeat battle

The Co-operative Group and Aldi are the latest supermarket chains to join the battle for prizes at the prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Tesco cowed by ad blunder

Tesco has found itself in hot water after a gaffe over its latest milk adverts led to farmers and the general public milking it for all it is worth.

NFU wants retailers to ‘value British food more’

The NFU has urged supermarkets not to devalue British food by entering price wars which could undermine farmers.

SuperMeat rivalry gets under way

Morrisons will be hoping to make it three on the trot as the supermarket sector gears up for the annual prestigious SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2014.

Tesco offers two-year contracts to lamb suppliers

Farming leaders have welcomed the news that Tesco has offered two-year contracts to 200 of its lamb suppliers as part of its campaign to increase confidence in its supply chains.

Tesco to sell high-welfare spoiltpig sausages

In addition to nationwide listings in Ocado and Morrisons, spoiltpig sausages have secured a place in 80 Tesco stores in the south west.

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