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Fergus Ewing to fight for Scotlands post-Brexit agri funds

Fergus Ewing, cabinet secretary for rural affairs and connectivity in Scotland, will fight to ensure money is available for farmers after the UK exits the European Union.

New AHDB Pork sector chair appointed

The government has appointed two new members to the board of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will be chair of the pork sector.

Bawnbua Foods wins new contracts worth 10m

Processor Bawnbua Foods, formerly known as Eurostock Foods, has announced new contract wins worth in excess of 10 million (m). The business has won contracts with international supermarket chains, food manufacturing companies and specialist frozen food retailers.

Innovation introduction to reduce campylobacter contamination

Air Products has introduced a new rapid chilling system, designed to further decrease the contamination of campylobacter for poultry processors.

New awards unveiled by British Poultry Council

A new competition to recognise the entire poultry industry has been announced by the British Poultry Council.

New 2 Sisters Sainsburys retail director unveiled

2 Sisters has appointed Gill Pendergrast as its new Sainsburys retail director.

Decision pending on processing plant application

A decision on a new processing plant in Helensburgh, Scotland is due shortly.

New board members for HCC announced

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales has unveiled its new board.

Red meat industry careers highlighted by new poster

A new poster delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Scotland illustrates the careers available within the Scottish red meat industry.

Welsh butcher returns from US fact-finding mission

One of Wales top young butchers has flown in from San Francisco with a set of new skills he hopes will help bring innovation to north Wales.

Kepak launches new range in bid to grow convenience sales

Kepak Convenience Foods has set out its ambition to double sales in the convenience channel by 2020, by capitalising on the gourmet burger trend with a new Rustlers range and packaging.

Pig welfare report warmly greeted by industry

A new welfare report on pig health has provided evidence for the high level of pig rearing standards in the UK.

New packaging film range unveiled by Linpac

Food packaging manufacturer Linpac has launched its new Lintop PE HB SKIN film range.

Healthier, wealthier Britain: farming success post-Brexit

National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has outlined free trade, labour and a new agricultural policy as the main ingredients for a buoyant post-Brexit rural economy.

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain.

Co-op underlines successes amid Aldi market share coup

The Co-op has responded to news that Aldi has overtaken it as the fifth biggest grocery retailer, highlighting the successes it has enjoyed over the past year.

Welsh farmers warn of free trade New Zealand deal

The Farmers' Union of Wales (FUW) has warned a free trade deal with New Zealand would not benefit UK livestock producers, amid prospects of the Hard Brexit pursued by prime minister Theresa May.

Nick Allen unveiled as new BMPA chief executive

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has announced the appointment of Nick Allen as its new chief executive.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand to close UK office

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to close its UK office as part of a strategy refocus.

Scottish pig industry introduces new antibiotic measures

The Scottish pig industry has introduced new measures to ensure it stays at the frontline of best practice in the use of antibiotics.

Funky Chook Chook poultry brand hits Northern Ireland

HK Dickey of Cullybackey, near Ballymena in Co Antrim, has introduced Chook Chook, a funky new poultry range into the market.

Essentia develops new meat protein powders

A new range of meat proteins has been launched in response to growing demand from the food industry for nutritionally high protein products.

Aldi lamb chops

Aldi supports farmers with new-season Scotch lamb range

Aldi is stocking new season Scotch lamb as part of its commitment to supporting Scottish farmers.

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.

London butcher available through AmazonFresh delivery service

London butcher C.Lidgate is extending its reach as part of the new AmazonFresh rollout.

Spar launches ready-to-cook chicken

Spar has launched two new ready-to-cook chicken lines in an effort to make cooking chicken even easier and more convenient for shoppers this summer.

Finnebrogue Artisan opens multi-million processing facility

Northern Irish food processor Finnebrogue Artisan has officially opened its new 25 million processing facility in Co. Down.

Half of Britons concerned about quality of meat from supermarkets

New research suggests that half of all Brits are concerned about the quality of the meat they are purchasing from UK supermarkets.

EHL unveils Brazilian blend

EHL Ingredients has launched a new Brazilian ingredient blend in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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.

Dan Biggar revealed as new Welsh beef ambassador

Welsh international rugby star Dan Biggar has been named the new ambassador for the Celtic Pride Premium Beef Partnership.

Lockwoods launches Maddocks consumer-facing meat brand

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

Meat Business Women networking event speaker list expanded

A new speaker has been added to the third Meat Business Women event.

New appointments for Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has sworn in three new executives after the former incumbents completed their respective terms of presidency.

PHWC to create industry-led pig animal welfare guidance

New guidance to help pig producers comply with legislation is to be drawn up by the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC).

Crawshaws creates 40 new job opportunities

Fresh meat and food-to-go retailer Crawshaws has revealed plans to open two new shops in Warrington and Widnes in mid-April, leading to 40 new jobs.

New digital thermometer launched by ETI

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

Scotch Beef campaign expected to reach 2.2 million consumers

A new radio campaign from Scotch Beef PGI is expected to reach over 2.2 million Scottish consumers.

North Yorkshire farm shop gets new butchery counter

The Balloon Tree Farm Shop at Gate Helmsley in York has incorporated a new butchery counter with the help of The Yorkshire Wagyu Company.

Pig industry gains seven new young students

The Pig Industry Scholarship has attracted seven new bright students to its training scheme.

FSA sets out new campylobacter goals

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has set out new targets for tackling campylobacter, including a focus on transparency and smaller processors.

Flexitarians on the rise, according to City Food Lecture

New ways of eating meat were addressed at this years City Food Lecture at the Guildhall in London.

Catering Butcher to move to new site

The Catering Butcher is to move to a new 17,000sq ft licensed cutting plant that is 10 times the size of its current site.

New Acoura chairman appointed

David Gregory has been announced as chairman of food safety and compliance specialist Acoura.

Andrew Kuyk announced as new Provision Trade Federation director general

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has announced the appointment of Andrew Kuyk CBE as its new director general.

Cranstons opens new Brampton site

Cumbrian master butcher Cranstons has opened its new Brampton Food Hall.

Packaging: Bags of opportunity

New trends in packaging are helping consumers try new meats and creating more sales writes Chloe Ryan

Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentines Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day.

Moy Park extends roast in the bag range

Northern Ireland processor, Moy Park, has launched a new variation of its Good Kitchen roast-in-the-bag product range.

Mattessons shows Snackarchist side with new campaign

Kerry Foods meat snacking brand Mattessons has launched a new 1.8 million (m) integrated campaign.

Chunk of Devon develops three new sausage rolls

Pasty and pie creator, Chunk of Devon, has unveiled three new varieties of sausage rolls available from this month.

Dunbia launches graduate programme

One of the nations leading companies in the agri-food sector, Dunbia, is set to create new job opportunities after launching a graduate programme for 2016.

TB testing deadline extension welcomed

Following concerns raised by British Veterinary Association (BVA) members in the south west that the 14-day deadline for signing the new TB testing contracts did not provide businesses enough time, the deadline has been extended to 21 days.

Pulled pork romps home in Black Farmer customer poll

Pulled pork sausages are the latest innovation from The Black Farmer, following a Facebook poll to determine its next new flavour.

Dunbia unlocks new global markets

Northern Irelands largest meat processor, Dunbia, delivered its first shipment of pork to India at the end of December.

Cranswick gives it some Welly with new cooked meat brand

Cranswick has launched its new Welly brand of cooked meats.

Moy Park to provide innovative chicken range to Morrisons

Northern Irish poultry meat processor Moy Park has secured listings in all Morrisons stores across Great Britain with new Chicken Sensations.

Karros Cookstown launches new convenience Bacon Delights

Karro Foods Cookstown brand has launched a new convenience bacon product in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Terry Jones appointed new NFU director general

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Terry Jones as its new director general.

Refrigeration feature: Cold play

Weve come a long way since using snow and ice to keep our food fresh. Thanks to the development of technology, were able to keep our food refrigerated year round without having to rely on the unpredictable nature of the seasons.

New pts launched by Castle MacLellan

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

Concerns over new poultry slaughter regulations

New slaughter regulations from Defra regarding the killing of poultry have raised concerns over the welfare of the birds with the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Food safety industry receives new sentencing guidelines

The food sector has received a new set of sentencing guidelines, designed to improve health and safety within the industry.

New Guinness Hollands pie unveiled

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

New Debbie & Andrews campaign details sausage expertise

Debbie & Andrews has launched a new campaign outlining everything it takes to make a great sausage.

New Beefit biltong range launched

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

AHDB urges foodservice to try the lamb

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace lamb through a new AHDB Beef & Lamb digital campaign.

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.

Graduates join Dalziel NPD team

Dalziel Ingredients has added two new graduates to its specialist product development team.

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.

Heavenly campaign for Welsh beef

Welsh beef is the focus of a new TV campaign highlighting its succulence and flavour.

Samworth Brothers hopes to continue growth

Following the release of a financial report for the year ended 27 December 2014, Samworth Brothers (Holding) Limited claimed it will continue to seek new opportunities.

New Zealand lamb on AHDB agenda

A review of the sheep meat supply in New Zealand will be among the key topics at this years AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference.

Booths extends own-label sausage range

Northern food retailer Booths has launched a new look range of own-brand sausages, made in its central butchery in Lancashire.

Intertek to help processors take on campylobacter

Product testing company Intertek has unveiled a new campylobacter facility.

New flavours hit the sausage market

With the arrival of autumn, ingredients supplier Unbar Rothon has unveiled six imaginative sausage flavours, created to establish something unique for the market. Cinnamon-flavoured pork and toffee apple, and a warm and spicy pork and mango chutney are among the new flavours.

NFU starts search for new director general

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has begun its search for a new director general following the resignation of Andy Robertson in August.

New MultiRap packaging system launched

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

Essentia Protein Solutions launches new meat flavours

Essentia Protein Solutions has launched into the flavours market with a new range of meat broth-based flavours for meat, savoury and seasoning applications.

Butchery apprentice scheme is approved

Apprenticeships in the meat industry have received a boost following government approval to launch a brand new Trailblazer programme, set to go live this autumn across England.

Search for the next generation of beef experts

A new industry training scheme aimed at creating a new generation of experts in the English beef sector is currently looking for recruits.

New Zealand makes it three on the trot

New Zealand has won this years Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge.

Richmond enters free-from category

Kerry Foods sausage brand Richmond has entered the free-from market with the launch of a new pork sausage made with rice flour instead of wheat.

British beef and lamb receives new promotional campaign

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled a new promotional campaign for beef and lamb cuts, due to launch next month.

Study shows customers value taste in lamb

Taste is the main reason people purchase lamb, new research has revealed.

Yorkshire farm opens butchery room

A Yorkshire farm has opened a new butchery room to sell its own produce.

Scottish government urged to support the countrys lamb production

A new scheme supporting Scottish lamb producers in Scotlands hills and uplands has opened for applications yesterday.

Richmond adds new flavours to scrum

Kerry Foods sausage brand Richmond is going for the try with its new rugby-inspired limited-edition flavours.

Hunts Foodservice goes mobile with new website

Hunts Foodservice has launched a new mobile-friendly website, huntsfoodservice.co.uk with a new design and key information about products and company updates.

New Danepak social media campaign targets bacon lovers

Launched by creative advertising agency isobel, and backed by Danepak, The Serious Bacon Club is a new social media campaign targeted at lovers of bacon.

Mettricks invests in new cutting room

Mettricks Butchers has unveiled a new cutting room at its Glossop site.

New farm investment scheme announced

Pig and poultry farmers will get the opportunity to benefit from a new 17m investment scheme, the Irish minister for agriculture, food and the marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced.

Ballymaguire Foods to open new plant

Irish-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs and add 4 million (2.8m)to the Irish economy annually with the construction of a new food plant.

Bord Ba launches new beef campaign

A new campaign is being launched this week to highlight the qualities of Irish beef to UK consumers.

Ginsters kicks off new sponsorship deal

Ginsters, the pasty and snacks supplier, is sponsoring the new Football League highlights show Football League Tonight on Channel 5.

BASC unveils game flavoured crisps

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) is hoping to promote game to a wider audience with the launch of a new premium crisp range. Grouse & Whinberry and Smoked Pheasant & Wild Mushroom are available through BASCs Taste of Game programme.

Etherington Meats unveils 30,000 kitchen expansion project

Etherington Meats is set to grow its business with a new industrial kitchen.

Danepak launches new look packaging

Danepak has unveiled a relaunch for its range, including new re-closable packaging.

Clifton Quality Meats adds new premises

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises.

EU regulations on edible insects pending

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is asking UK food businesses that sell edible insects to begin preparing for new amendments to EU regulations that may mean some insects will need approval for sale as food.

New barbecue TV show hopes to sizzle this summer

A new five-part series being broadcast on ITV will pit Britains biggest barbecue enthusiasts against one another, in the hopes of being crowned king or queen of the barbecue.

Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant.

Brits want more from product packaging

Over three-quarters of Brits are concerned about the well-being of livestock, according to new research from Mintel.

New standard set for catering butchers

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

Young New Zealand butcher champion learns from Britains finest

New Zealands Young Butcher of the Year has been learning from the best of British as part of a study tour.

Budget 2015: What does it mean for you?

It was a mixed bag for business owners as Chancellor George Osborne delivered the first Conservative Budget of the new government.

Provision Trade Federation appoints new chair and vice-chair

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has announced the appointment of its new chair and vice-chair.

Musclefood.com supplies healthy barbecue menu

A new variety of unconventional barbecue foods aims to offer a healthy alternative.

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 ODohertys Fine Meats has launched a new venison product to cater to the rise in popularity of game meats.

New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute.

Prestwich kosher supplier gains finance deal

A kosher meat trader has secured a new finance facility that will allow it to continue to grow throughout Europe.

New NFMFT president unveiled at AGM

Jim Sperring has been elected the new president of the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT), replacing Glossop butcher John Mettrick, who held the role since 2013.

New look and structure at AHDB

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has unveiled new branding and a new organisational structure, which will see its activities divided into six separate brands - beef and lamb; pork; cereals and oilseeds; dairy; horticulture; and potatoes.

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 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.

Morrisons appoints new category director for meat

Morrisons has appointed a new category director for meat, Yorkshire-born Tom Richardson.

BVD deadline for Scottish cattle keepers

Scottish cattle keepers must have their Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) statuses established or face movement restrictions, according to new guidance which comes into effect today (1 June).

Pig producers could use viruses to tackle bacterial infections

Pig producers could soon be using viruses to treat bacterial infections, if innovative new research proves effective. Prof Martha Clokie from the University of Leicester is to lead a new research project examining whether certain types of viruses could be used to treat brachyspira and salmonella in pigs.

Tulip to expand apprenticeship programme

Pork processor Tulip is expanding its apprenticeship programme and is in search of new butchers, engineers and technical specialists.

Fill up on meat at Gloucester Services

Gloucester Services has opened a new southbound site, enabling commuters to get their meat while filling up their car.

New summer campaign from Quality Meat Scotland

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new campaign to promote Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork in summer recipes.

QMS publishes sheep lameness prevention guide

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

Blakemore reaps reward of investment

Blakemore Fresh Foods has said its turnover reached a new high of 39m for the 2014/15 financial year, an increase of 3m on the year before, after it secured 40 new clients and opened a new office in Bristol at the start of this year.

New chairman announced for Irish meat body

Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has appointed a new chairman. Philip Carroll is taking over from departing chairman Ciaran Fitzgerald in the organisation that represents the business interests of the Irish meat sector.

Sign up now for future of food conference

Meat industry professionals looking to innovate are being urged to snap up tickets to a food innovation conference in London.

Conservative Party wins 2015 General Election

The Conservative Party has achieved a majority in the 2015 General Election.

Butcher takes literary inspiration for pork pies

A Northern Irish butcher has paid tribute to playwright and poet Oscar Wilde by creating two new pork pies.

Gressingham keen for more consumers to try duck at home

A focus on recipes and cooking tips is what Gressingham Duck hopes will tempt more consumers into the category, delegates to the latest Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) event were told.

New lamb season sees slow start

A strong sterling, low export demand, and heavy hoggs have all contributed to a slow start for the new lamb season, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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.

Dont miss future of food and drink conference

Today is the last day to get your hands on early bird tickets for our New Frontiers in Food and Drink conference.

Concerns over new bTB testing regime

Cattle farmers have raised concerns over a new bovine TB (bTB) testing programme, due to come into force in England on 1 May, the National Farmers Union (NFU) has reported.

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.

Scottish abattoir on course to double capacity

A multi-million pound Scottish abattoir development at the Brechin site formerly owned by AP Jess is on schedule for completion towards the end of the year, according to owner Quality Pork Limited (QPL).

Blog discusses halal slaughter

Rizvan Khalid, halal expert and senior director of Shropshire abattoir Euro Quality Lambs, has posted a new blog for meatinfo.co.uk entitled Halal know your market!.

Halal franchise butchers opens new store

London-based Tariq Halal has opened its fifth butchers shop in Fulham, with plans to open more this year.

Ikea offers first veggie balls

Ikea has launched a new veggie version of its famous Swedish meatball, with the product becoming available in UK stores in May.

Innovation conference launched

A new conference promoting innovation in the food and drink manufacturing industries has been launched.

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.

Moy Park offers new roast-in-the-bag chickens

Moy Park is following the roast-in-the-bag trend with two new flavours of whole chicken roasts.

Ingredients company introduces curry sauces for meats

Ingredients provider Verstegen has launched a new curry-inspired range of sauces for meat products, allowing butchers to make their own quality curries.

Charcuterie firm launches innovative cures

The founder of a Bristol-based artisan charcuterie business is looking to redefine British cured meats with a new range of innovative products.

Dunbia to spend 27m on high-tech deboning hall

Dunbia has reported it will invest 27 million in new headquarters, creating 209 new jobs over the next three years.

Smaller turkey breed developed

FarmGate Hatcheries is introducing a new breed of turkey developed to help producers meet the growing demand for smaller Christmas turkeys.

Halal butcher extends burgers with upmarket range

Halal specialist KQF Meats has extended its Exotique offering with a new range of spiced quarter-pounder burgers.

Protein ingredient firms in strategic merger

Meat protein manufacturer, BHJ Ingredients has merged with US companies Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new protein brand company, Essentia Protein Solutions.

New website promotes career in food to youngsters

A new website has been launched to attract new talent into food and drink manufacturing and processing.

UK hogg kill up, but tightening

UK abattoirs handled almost 470,000 more prime sheep in the last six months compared with the previous year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Three appointments to Quality Meat Scotland board

The Scottish government has announced three new board members for red meat promotion body, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Permission granted for new Welsh poultry plant

A new Welsh poultry processing plant will create 150 new jobs, after planning permission was granted for the multi-million-pound investment in Wrexham.

Scottish food standards body gets ready for launch

The new Food Standards Scotland (FSS) the Scottish arm of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has moved into its new home in Pilgrim House, Aberdeen.

Aldi introduces Wagyu burgers

Discount supermarket Aldi has launched a new range of Wagyu beef burgers for only 2.99 per pack.

AHDB appoints new chairs to beef, lamb and pig sectors

A brace of new chairmen have been announced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), one of which will see Stuart Roberts step out of an industry role to replace John Cross at the helm of Eblex.

Heck given government award

Sausage company Heck has been named as one of the governments 50 Food Stars, in a new scheme which recognises exciting up-and-coming businesses in Britains food and drink industry.

Provision trade body details new strategy

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) outlined a new vision and strategy at its Annual Dinner last night (26 February).

Government outlines long-term plan for food and farming

Environment secretary Elizabeth Truss aims to ensure a thriving industry through her long-term economic plan for food and farming, outlined at the NFU Conference this week.

Morrisons appoints new CEO

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

Ginsters extends range with meat snacks

Ginsters is capitalising on the snacking and food-to-go trend with a launch of a new range, Ginsters Meat Club.

New MD for Yorkshire butchers

Catering butchers The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has announced the appointment of a new managing director.

New processor code slammed

The new processor code of practice, aimed at improving relationships between processors and livestock producers, has come under fire, being described as ineffective and a nonsense.

Scottish butchers scoops hotel deal

Despite only trading for a year, butchers shop Premier Cuts Lanark has secured a substantial contract with a local hotel.

Devon butchers takes new approach to NPD

A Devon butchers shop has turned to an unusual source to help with new product development.

Chicken firm to unveil new range at IFE

Cheshire chicken processor Forresters will launch its new Delamere range of ready-to-eat and chilled ready-to-cook chicken products at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) 2015.

New commercial director at ABP

ABP UK has appointed Livery Man, Darren Jones as its new commercial director.

Eblex to focus on thin steaks and casseroles at IFE

Eblex is preparing to showcase exciting new beef and lamb product developments at this years International Food and Drink Exhibition (IFE).

Tulip introduce pulled pork in cans

Pork-producing giant Tulip has launched the UKs first canned pulled pork product, which it believes will revitalise the canned meat category.

Beef firm spends 5m on new unit in Wales

Welsh beef brand Celtic Pride has invested 5 million in a new state-of-the-art butchery unit in a new expansion project.

Lucas clarifies allergens on website

Lucas Ingredients has added a new section to its website to provide clear information on any allergens present in particular products.

Halal Macon Rashers gain approval in UK first

Halal food manufacturer KFQ has launched the UKs first bacon-tasting product to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).

Tulip reduces salt for Danepak bacon

Tulip has revealed its Danepak bacon will contain 30% less salt than normal bacon as the result of a new curing process.

Cornish butcher launches wholesale business

A new wholesale business has been launched in the South West by the man behind Kernow Sausages.

Irish pork processor gains Aldi listing

Family-run Irish pork processor Connolly Meats has secured a new contract with Aldi in Ireland.

British butchers sought for Tri-Nations challenge

Team GB is looking for six winning butchers to take on Australia and New Zealand as The Tri-Nations Butchery Competition returns in 2015.

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.

Sheep body elects new chairman

The National Sheep Association (NSA) has elected Northern Irish Samuel Wharry as its new chairman.

New beef and lamb pasture-fed label launched

A new Pasture For Life certification mark has been launched for meat from animals that are purely pasture-fed.

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.

New MD for wholesale distribution firm

Blakemore Wholesale Distribution group has appointed a new managing director, James Russell, who took charge of the companys wholesale distribution division on 5 January 2015.

BDCI announces new festival chairman

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed Ocado.com head of buying Rose Price as its new festival chairman.

Bernard Matthews announces 90 new jobs

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has announced plans to create 90 new jobs at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk.

Crawshaw appoints former Lidl man as CEO

Butchery group Crawshaw has announced the appointment of a new CEO, Noel Collett, who previously spent 12 years at Lidl.

ABP in local training move

Beef firm ABP Doncaster aims to reduce unemployment in Barnsley and Doncaster by teaming up with a local training initiative.

AHDB chair knighted in New Years Honours list

Former NFU president and current Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chair Peter Kendall has received a knighthood in the New Years Honours 2015 list.

Asda launches female farming group

Asda has launched a Womens Farming Discussion Group as part of a ongoing strategy to promote British farming.

New allergen labelling rules imminent

New allergen labelling comes into force tomorrow (13 December 2014), including new labelling protocol for frozen meat and frozen meat preperations.

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.

Industry prepares for new EU labelling rules

Food businesses are gearing up for the implementation of new labelling regulations which include the requirement to declare certain allergenic ingredients and to state the first date of freezing on products including meat.

QMS appoints new marketing executive

Graeme Sharp, 24, has been appointed Quality Meat Scotlands new marketing executive.

Turkey firm embarks on new Christmas promotion

Kelly Turkeys, which has celebrated 30 years of business, has announced a new Christmas promotional campaign.

AHDB chairman reveals organisations ambition

Alongside new headquarters the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chairman has announced a new long-term ambition to become a world-leading centre of excellence for UK agriculture.

AHDB moves to 5m headquarters

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has moved to new headquarters at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.

Electronic ID scheme goes live

The 1 million Welsh project to help sheep farmers integrate electronic identification technology into their business is now live.

Heck moves into burger and meatball market

Sausage brand Heck has announced plans to open a state-of-the-art processing site in Ripon as it moves into the burger and meatball market.

Tulip joins forces with Scottish pig producers in new initiative

Tulip and Scottish pork producers have taken control of a Scottish processing plant as part of a new collaboration said to be fantastic news for the Scottish pig industry.

CAP front-loading payments for beef farmers dismissed

Scottish beef farmers are disappointed that payments under the Beef Calf Scheme will not be front-loaded as originally suggested by the Scottish Government.

UK to come into line with EU on trichinella

New pig testing requirements, to bring the UK in line with EU trichinella regulations, are due to be enforced by the end of October, said Bpex.

Tulip creates new group innovation & NPD director role

Meat processor Tulip has created a new group innovation & NPD director role, appointing Stacey Howe to fill the position.

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.

Tulip to relaunch Danepak bacon

UK pork producer Tulip is to relaunch its iconic bacon brand, Danepak, early next year.

Welsh minister presents Beef and Lamb DVD to Sial delegates

Wales deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans attended the Welsh stand at Sial Paris this year, and launched a multilingual DVD to promote Welsh meat to different markets.

Cranswick moves into poultry with Yorkshire purchase

Pork processors Cranswick will make its first move into poultry with the acquisition of a fellow Yorkshire firm Benson Park.

Tesco chairman steps down amid 263m profits overstatement

Sir Richard Broadbent is to step down as Tescos chairman after a gross overstatement of profits totalling 263m.

Government pledges to open new markets for meat

Meat remains a very important part of the UK export mix, and the priority of the UK government is to open new markets, according to Defra secretary of state Elizabeth Truss.

Moy Park brings in new IT director

With over 20 years experience, Moy Park has appointed Brian Acheson as its new director of information systems and business solutions.

Feature: Sial - 50 years young

Sial is back in 2014 with a number of new developments, as well as a 50th anniversary to celebrate.

Pannage pork proving a hit with consumers

Pannage pork, from New Forest pigs roaming free in the woods, is being promoted by a local quality assurance scheme.

New clerk joins Worshipful Company of Butchers

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has appointed ex-Royal Marine Jeff Mason as its new clerk.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

Three new members join AHDB board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Board (AHDB) has appointed three new board members.

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Government backs new food and drink skills partnership

The government has backed the creation of a new business-driven Industry Skills Partnership for the entire food and drink manufacturing sector in England, according to the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink.

Morrisons aims for better beef production

Morrisons has revealed new beef farming protocol, which aims to reduce the time it takes to prepare cattle for slaughter by up to 10 months.

Meat Packers veteran passes away

Roger Baker, one quarter of the Baker Boys and a famous name in the UK meat and livestock industry, passed away on 21 September aged 73, after a long illness.

Deer association launches venison quality mark

With the popularity of venison soaring as reported by Kantar Worldpanel, a new quality assurance mark has been launched to ensure welfare and quality standards for retailers and consumers.

New lamb supplier goes direct online

A new meat brand, Upper Teesdale Limited, is taking on the supermarkets by offering farmers higher returns, while shortening the lamb supply chain.

Westaways introduces frozen sausage range

Westaways Sausages is launching a new range of cook-from-frozen Traditional British Pork Sausages, which it claims will help minimise food waste.

NFU takes to social media to expose foreign lamb retailing

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraging producers to take to social media to bring retailers who are promoting out-of-season foreign lamb into light.

AHDB seeks new chief executive

The hunt is on for a new leader for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), following the resignation of its current chief executive, Tom Taylor.

Moy Park introduces new chicken range

Moy Park has launched a new range of pre-prepared, added-value chicken products under its Good Kitchen brand.

Butchers targets students with value meat box

Butchers shop G N Badley and Sons is offering university students across the country affordable meat through its new student meat box scheme which it hopes will set it apart from the supermarkets.

Linden Foods introduces meat boxes range to Fane Valley

Red meat processor Linden Foods has revealed a new range of meat boxes to be sold in Fane Valley Co-operative stores in Northern Ireland.

Butchers Shop of the Year finalists revealed

Butchers throughout the UK are celebrating after being named as finalists in the prestigious Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Cor Blimey chilli launched

Meat seasoning manufacturer Unbar Rothon has launched a new seasoning for burgers and sausages with the help of a Q Guild butcher.

Macsween rebrands haggis in bid to broaden audience

Macsween has rebranded and repackaged its range of haggis in an attempt to engage a wider audience and to pioneer the future of the category.

Welsh red meat body to embark on autumn campaign for lamb

Not all lamb is created equal is the motto of the new marketing campaign from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), which aims to raise consumer demand of Welsh Lamb.

Pork Farms purchases Kerry Foods division

Pork Farms has acquired the chilled savoury pastry assets of Kerry Foods.

Great Yorkshire contest introduces new UK-wide category

The prestigious Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is to feature a new category this year for open small pork pies.

Great Taste Award-winner brings out snacking salami

Salami charcuterie specialist Serious Pig has launched a new snacking salami product for retailers.

Sainsburys courts takeaway consumers with new range

Sainsburys is urging shoppers to ditch the takeaway and visit the supermarket for a makeaway with the launch of a new range of products.

Meat industry charity to award bursaries amid change to organisation

Students will now be able to train for a career in the meat industry with a little helping hand, courtesy of the sectors leading charity, the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI).

Sainsburys sheep farmers to benefit from faster parasite technology

Sainsburys has announced new technology for its sheep farmers, which will effectively manage parasites, increasing product quality.

Poultry processor invests 5m at Brackley site

Faccenda Foods, recently accused of food hygiene failings by The Guardian, has announced it will invest 5m in a new despatch facility.

Moy Park seeks poultry farmers to continue growth

Moy Park has announced its grower expansion programme in Northern Ireland has been a success, with over 250 new poultry houses planned for completion by the end of 2015.

FSA gives green light to new audit scheme

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) approved plans for a new audit system at last weeks board meeting.

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.

Q Guild grows membership base

The Q Guild of Butchers has accepted five new members from across the country in the first half of 2014.

New director for Welsh farmers union

The Welsh National Farmers Union (NFU Cymru) has appointed a new director at a time when representation of its members has never been more important.

New FSA board appointments

Three new board members have been appointed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Scottish farmers union meets with upcoming Sainsburys boss

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has met with future Sainsburys CEO Mike Coupe, where he pledged the retailers commitment to British produce.

New members appointed to Eblex board

Seven new Eblex board members have been appointed by The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Eblex steak guide added to beef box options

Eblex has added a new steak guide to its beef box scheme kit, which is designed to provide farmers with all the resources they need to sell their meat directly to consumers.

New NFU president elected

Meurig Raymond has been elected as the new president of the National Farmers Union (NFU).

New Malcolm Allan factory officially opened

Scottish family butcher Malcolm Allans new factory was officially opened by MSP Richard Lochhead yesterday (25 February), following a 4m investment.

New Red Tractor logo launched

A new Made with Red Tractor logo has been launched to provide assurances over the contents of ready meals and pies.

Easy and appy meat purchasing

Eblex has launched a new app in order to help caterers and retailers order the right cuts more efficiently and accurately.

New frozen cookery website launched

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a new cookery website dedicated to frozen foods, for home cooks across all skill levels.

Food and drink badge of excellence

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards have been opened for entry.

Brian Turner joins butchers to compete against supermarkets

In a strong attempt to compete against supermarkets, chef and TV personality Brian Turner has officially opened a brand new concept butchers shop in Leeds today.

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