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Pork pie brand gets cheesy

Maker of posh pork pies, Tottle has launched a Pork, Cheddar and ale pie to celebrate National Cheese Lovers Day on 20 January.

Top comedian to entertain at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

Stand-up comedian Alfie Moore has been revealed as the entertainment at this years Meat & Poultry Processing Awards (MPPA).

Welsh food industry to discuss future of food names

Representatives from the Welsh food industry will congregate in London next week to discuss how iconic brand names will be protected once the UK leaves the European Union.

Halal sector divided over industry support

Calls have been made for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) to focus more on the halal sector.

Bernard Matthews acquisition given all clear by CMA

Boparan Private Offices acquisition of Bernard Matthews has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

Moy Park announces new commercial director

Northern Irish poultry processor Moy Park has welcomed Andrew Richards to the post of commercial director UK & Ireland.

Consumer demands in the halal sector to enter the spotlight

With the halal market increasing, customers needs will be the main topic discussed at an upcoming halal industry event next month.

Devro profits for 2016 in line with expectations

Casings producer Devro has reported that underlying operating profit for 2016 is predicted to be in line with expectations.

Carrs Group starts the year with solid feedblock sales

Agricultural and engineering company Carrs Group has reported a growth in feed volume sales.

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.

Leonards develops new butchery seasoning ranges

Leonards has launched two new ranges of seasonings for the retail and catering sectors.

75m claim made for Bernard Matthews pension fund

The Pensions Protection Fund (PPF) has submitted a claim for 75 million (m) from the administrators of Bernard Matthews.

The Jolly Hog hits more Sainsburys stores

Sausage producer The Jolly Hog has gained additional listings in Sainsburys stores.

Functional offerings from Debbie & Andrews

Debbie & Andrews has launched a new flexitarian line that is now available in Asda as part of a range of new functional products.

2 Sisters to create 100 new jobs at Derby facility

2 Sisters is to increase investment in its Derby plant, creating 100 new jobs.

Boozy ham launched by Northern Irish processors

Two Northern Irish food processors have joined forces to develop a new innovative pork product.

Labour and Brexit progress top 2017 wish lists

A skilled workforce and answers to still-burning questions on Great Britains EU referendum decision are top of the meat industrys wish list for 2017.

Bells Food Group predicts festive spike in sales

Scottish pastries company Bells Food Group is expecting sales of its Festive Steak Pie range to benefit from Christmas sales, with sales forecasts to peak at 2.5 million.

Four cured meat servings a week worsen asthma symptoms, says report

Eating four servings of cured or processed meat a week might make asthma symptoms worse, according to a study in French journal Thorax.

AIMS and FSA find common ground after saving the meat industry millions

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has welcomed the decision by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to not charge food business operators (FBOs) for EU minima underpayments.

Europe's largest microwaving centre unveiled in Derbyshire

Cold storage food provider Rick Bestwick has revealed its new up-tempering facility is ready for production.

Northern Irish buffalo farm signs export deal

Northern Irelands only producer of buffalo meat has signed its first export opportunity.

Scottish meat industry raises awareness for homelessness

Scotlands First Minister Nicola Sturgeon this morning served up Specially Selected pork rolls to participants of the Social Bite CEO sleep-out.

Singh expects strong headwinds for 2 Sisters in 2017

2 Sisters Food Group CEO Ranjit Singh is expecting a difficult 2017 as the combination of Brexit, currency fluctuations and retail price pressures combine to create a perfect storm.

Beef shin named Northern Irelands favourite dish

Northern Ireland consumers have voted beef as its most popular dish.

Beef sales dominated by steak

Beef steak sales have reached a five-year high, making up almost 70% of sales in the category, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Book your place at Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017

Time is running out to book a place at the upcoming Meat & Poultry Processing Awards.

Post-Brexit protection for Geographical Indication

British products with Geographical Indication (GI) status may still get EU protection from imitation after the UK leaves the EU.

The Black Farmer donates Christmas ad slot to charity

Sausage producer The Black Farmer has bought a Channel 4 TV advertising spot on Christmas Day and donated it to charity.

Snowbird Foods adds to technical and innovation teams

Snowbird Foods has beefed up its technical and new product development services with two new senior appointments.

Poultry industrys top contributors recognised

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has celebrated the industrys top professionals at its annual awards ceremony.

Northern Irish charcuterie firm expands range

Corndale Farm Charcuterie has added two new free-range salamis to its already existing chorizos.

Update: 'Active discussions' underway to make polymer five pound note meat-free

Actions are being taken to seek vegetable-based alternatives to the tallow used in the new polymer five pound note.

Dunbia chiefs receive lifetime achievement award

Jim and Jack Dobson, owners of meat processors Dunbia, were the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the UTV Businesses Eye Awards in Belfasts Waterfront Hall.

Bank of England working on potential solutions to make five pound note meat-free

Following on from the backlash by the vegetarian and vegan community, the Bank of England has said it is addressing concerns over the new polymer 5 note containing tallow.

Volume growth aids successful half year for Cranswick

Cranswick has reported a strong first half-year performance, thanks to volume growth across most categories.

Bacon producer Turners of Bond Street sold out of liquidation, securing jobs

West Midlands bacon producer Turners of Bond Street has been sold out of liquidation, saving 13 jobs.

Christmas advent calendars get 'porky kick up the backside'

The Snaffling Pig Co this year is offering something different to the traditional chocolate advent calendar.

Scottish red meat industry contributes 733m to GDP

The Scottish red meat industry is reported to contribute 733 million (m) to Scotlands Gross Domestic Product and 2.4 billion to total output.

EHL Ingredients launches exotic festive range

EHL Ingredients is offering food manufacturers a range of festive organic ingredient blends and stuffing mixes.

FSA chief executive Catherine Brown to step down

Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Catherine Brown has announced she is to step down from her current role.

Irish meat industry appeals for government help

The Republic of Ireland beef market is still reeling from the UKs decision to leave the EU, with exchange rates damaging competitiveness.

Ambitious graduates called on to join top poultry processor

Northern Irish poultry processor Moy Park is looking for its next intake of young people to partake in its Graduate Management Trainee Programme.

Cranswick Dunbia Ballymena acquisition signals intent to grow on global scale

Hot off the announcement of the acquisition of the Northern Ireland-based pork producer Dunbia Ballymena, Adam Couch, Cranswick chief executive took some time to speak about how the deal fits into the companys plans.

Cranswick acquires Dunbia Ballymena in Northern Ireland

Pork producer Cranswick has announced the acquisition of the whole of the issued share capital of Northern Irish-based Dunbia Ballymena.

Linpac and Parkside create natural looking packaging

Packaging solutions company Linpac has developed a range of new designs for its Rfresh Evolve rigid VSP trays in collaboration with print partner, Parkside Flexibles.

Food Standards Scotland slams sensationalist beef press report

Food Standards Scotland has criticised a press report that inferior meat from Eastern Europe, Ireland and England was being imported and repacked with a premium Scottish label, calling it sensationalist.

Welsh beef stars as chefs find success at Culinary Olympics

The Senior and Junior Welsh Culinary teams both found success at the recent Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany, with dishes demonstrating PGI Welsh Beef.

Devro predicts 10% sales drop in 2017

Sausage casings company Devro has today announced that sales volumes for 2017 will be 10% lower than previously anticipated.

Welsh lamb receives celebrity chef support

Food writer and television personality Gizzi Erskine has developed a Welsh Lamb PGI recipe to be featured in new booklets by Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) this winter.

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