The producers of Carmarthen Ham have revealed their delight for being awarded Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status.
Time is running out to put an entry forward for Meat Trades Journal’s Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017.
2 Sisters Food Group has teamed up with the Jobcentre and IGD to provide young unemployed people with practical skills to help them find work.
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has opened an initial investigation into the acquisition of Bernard Matthews by Ranjit Boparan.
Tulip CEO Steve Francis has provided more details on the recent shake-up to the company.
A memorial service for former Tulip vice-chairman Graham Roach is to be held at Truro Cathedral in Cornwall at 2pm on Monday 7 November.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) is on the hunt for a new chief executive.
Meat industry acquisitions in the year to 31 August generated £74m, although Boparan Private Office’s acquisition of Bernard Matthews in September will boost the value of 2016 transactions.
The Bernard Matthews acquisition was “carefully crafted to extract maximum cash from the company”, a Commons Work and Pensions Committee has been told.
Seventy-eight per cent of UK shoppers who buy free-range eggs said they would be prepared to pay a premium for them, according to a OnePoll survey.
More than 900 creditors have been left out of pocket following the acquisition of turkey producer Bernard Matthews by Boparan Private Office from Rutland Partners in a pre-pack administration.
Bernard Matthews has partnered with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) to create the company’s first licensed offering.
The producer share of the retail price for lamb has remained over 50% during the past few months, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb.
Traditional Halal Limited has launched its stun-free certification scheme.
A deal that will see Randall Parker Food Group’s Welsh lamb sold across 300 retail stores in Canada has been described as “hugely significant” by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) is to close its UK office as part of a strategy refocus.
Scotland’s £10m Brechin abattoir has opened, employing 58 people and providing much-needed additional capacity to the pigmeat industry in the country.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has criticised Labour’s promises of an increased living wage, saying it will led to a “higher cost burden” for consumers.
Three men arrested in connection with the horsemeat scandal have appeared at the City of London magistrates court.
Opportunities for beef and lamb in a post-Brexit landscape will be addressed at the 2016 AHDB Beef & Lamb Stakeholder Seminar.
To celebrate British Sausage Week (31 October-6 November), premium sausage producer Debbie & Andrew’s has launched two new products.
Asda picked up the accolade of British Turkey Retailer of the Year at the annual British Turkey Awards once again.
Northern Irish gluten-free meat specialist Doherty’s has refreshed its brand as part of a marketing drive to expand business in Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
Boparan Private Office has agreed terms for its acquisition of Bernard Matthews in a pre-pack administration deal.
A farm near Wellington in Somerset is to begin rearing free-range broiler chickens.
A deal to purchase turkey producer Bernard Matthews is expected to be announced this week by 2 Sisters parent company Boparan Holdings.
The 11th annual Beverley Food Festival, organised by Beverley Town Council, takes place on 2 October.
Teesside meat processor and wholesaler Country Valley Foods (CVF) is to create 18 jobs and safeguard 18 more amid a £2 million investment, which includes a £1m fit-out and £200,000 spent on butchery equipment.
Tulip is planning to split its business into four unique divisions after newly-appointed CEO Steve Francis admitted the pork processor had “lost its edge” in the UK meat industry.
Despite “challenging market conditions”, retail meat packaging business Hilton Food Group has reported strong growth for the 28 weeks to 17 July 2016.
Meat Industry Ireland (MII) has debunked the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) claims that the ABP-Slaney joint venture would harm the Irish meat industry.
The owner of an illegal meat business was fined on Tuesday, 6 September for 16 hygiene offences.
Northern Irish poultry processors Moy Park has appointed Sian Land to the position of chief financial officer.
The Republic of Ireland has been engaging in productive talks with China to gain access to its beef market.
In honour of being in operation for 20 years, EHL is launching ten new products over the course of this month. In total, it will introduce 20 new blends over 2016.
A new joint venture from Pork Farms, part of the Addo Foods Group, and packaging manufacturer Parkside has seen the creation of a new snack pack for Pork Farms’ Walls sausage rolls range.
With the Paralympic Games kicking off yesterday (Wednesday, 7 September), premium pork scratchings firm The Snaffling Pig Co. has launched a new limited edition flavour to celebrate the success of Team GB in Rio.
With Love Lamb Week in full swing, three Northern Irish artisan enterprises have joined forces to produce a speciality gourmet sausage in honour of the event.
Hannan Meats’ Glenarm Shorthorn 4 Rib Roast has been named as the Great Taste Supreme Champion 2016 after beating 10,000 entries. Hannan Meats is the first meat producer to take the top title for the second time.
Six added-value gourmet chicken meals have been launched under the new Chook Chook brand by Northern Irish poultry producer HK Dickey.
Northern Irish-based Moy Park has relaunched its branded breaded product range to support growth in the chilled coated sector.
Tulip CEO Chris Thomas has stepped down and will be replaced by Steve Francis, a restructuring and turnaround expert, on 5 September as the company addresses a range of commercial problems.
Scotland’s meat processing and farming sectors have united to urge the government to provide assurance on the status of workers from outside of the UK.
Somerset-based Brown Cow Organics has launched a range of fresh fish on its website.
Devon-based Westaway Sausages has signed a new contract with the Co-op to supply sausages to the retailer’s outlets across the south-west.
We may be reaching the end of summer, but that isn’t stopping Heck sausages from getting into the Christmas spirit.
The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has continued to apply pressure to the Food Standards Agency, saying it has continued to “undermine the meat processing sector”.
The British beef supply chain is faced with a lack of transparency that is affecting returns for all, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).
2 Sisters Food Group has announced a £45m investment in its poultry plant in Scunthorpe, which it claims will create the "world's most advanced poultry plant".
Ingredients specialists Essentia Protein Solutions, which includes numerous butchers among its customers, has been recognised with the BRC Global Standard for food safety for the 21st consecutive year.
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