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Management buyout of Glendale Foods Limited completed

Glendale Foods Limited has undergone a partial shareholder buyout leaving full control to management.

Northern Irish meat processor sees a rise in profits

Meat processor Dunbia, based in Dungannon, Co Tyrone, saw pre-tax profits rise by more than 40% in 2015.

New appointment at Dawn Meats

Dawn Meats has appointed David OFlynn as its new group corporate social responsibility (CSR) manager.

Scottish roast meat company to wholesale for first time

Scotlands the Juicy Meat Company is launching its roast meat range to the trade at the 2016 Scotland Speciality Food Show next month. Up until now, the company has only catered hog roasts for events.

Malcolm Allan takes on Christmas staff to cope with demand

Scottish meat producer Malcolm Allan has created 20 temporary roles to meet increased demand for its handmade steak pies over the Christmas period.

Scottish pie producer enters partnership with Aldi

Scotlands Wee Pie Company last week launched a range of quality pies in 61 of the countrys Aldi supermarket stores.

Dunbia considering sales options

Irish processor Dunbia has confirmed it is considering offers from buyers for the business.

2 Sisters optimistic despite sales drop

Boparan Holdings, parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, is remaining optimistic despite seeing a total sales drop for the first quarter of 2015/2016.

British food and drink sector strengthens

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), data by Santander Corporate & Commercial has shown that the UKs food and drink sector grew 6% in 2014 to a total of 8,225 firms.

New levy distribution scheme proposed

Levy boards across England, Scotland and Wales have outlined an alternative method for the distribution of the red meat levy income.

Meat tax proposal labelled unrealistic

A proposed tax on meat to help decrease consumption has been labelled as unrealistic by AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Karro Food receives congratulations for progress in the East

Northern Irelands Minister for Enterprise Trade and Investment, Jonathan Bell, has offered his congratulations to Karro Food Group following the news that the companys pork plant has been provisionally recommended for approval to export to China.

Linden Food Group and ABP announce Slaney Foods partnership

Linden Food Group has announced a joint venture with ABP to manage its Republic of Ireland-based Slaney Foods business.

AHDB proposes rates freeze for 2016

Agricultural levy board AHDB has proposed it will hold all levy rates for 2016 and 2017 at the same level as this year across all its sectors.

The Archers helps increase Christmas geese orders

Early orders of Christmas geese have been driven from an unlikely source.

Bernard Matthews increases refrigerated trailer fleet

Poultry producer Bernard Matthews has taken on six new Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailers to join the 35 others that make up the fleet as Christmas approaches.

British meat hits French menus

Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb will soon be found in bistros and restaurants in two of Europes key cities.

Provisional approval for Northern Ireland to export pork to China

Northern Ireland processors have been provisionally approved for exporting pork to China.

Cranswick reveals strong commercial and strategic progress

Cranswick, a leading UK food producer, has today announced its unaudited results for the six months ending 30 September 2015.

Top meat suppliers awarded by Dalziel

The top-performing meat suppliers of the year for retail butchery specialist Dalziel have been awarded at the firms second annual supplier awards.

ABP closes Blackburn plant

ABP Food Group, one of Europes leading privately owned processors and providers of beef, lamb and sausage products, has announced plans to move activity away from its plant in Blackburn.

Polish meat processor heads to the UK

ZM Wierzejki, a Polish meat processor, has expanded its horizons by launching its first store in London.

Linden Foods expands horizons

Award-winning Irish meat processor Linden Foods has recently launched a new premium brand for the European and US markets.

Meat snack claims to defeat hangovers

A Peckham-based charcuterie specialist has claimed to have created a snack that prevents hangovers.

Bacon briefs

J&Ds Foods, the creators of Bacon Salt and Baconnaise, have further expanded their range of innovative bacon-themed products be developing what they claim to be the worlds first underwear that looks and smells like bacon.

Teamwork core to success, says Welsh red meat body

The supply chain has been called on to work together to promote PGI branded Welsh Lamb products.

Investment leads to 100 new jobs for Moy Park

Moy Park has revealed a massive 10 million investment, which will lead to the creation of 100 new jobs.

Sausology outlet opened in Newcastle

The Northumberland Sausage Company has opened its first retail outlet in Newcastle and has plans for another nine in the next five years.

Stoddarts to be sold to private investors

Stoddarts, the Scottish beef processing company, is to be sold in a staged sale to a consortium of private investors.

Heck recognised at business awards

A family-run sausage business has won the top accolade at the Telegraph Festival of Business awards.

Haggis rejig may lead to US sales

Haggis makers are being asked to reformulate their recipes so they can sell the product in the USA.

Dalziel Ingredients adds new member to specialist food technology team

Dalziel Ingredients has appointed Graham Smith to its specialist food technology team as technical sales manager.

Hilton Food Group experiences growth in Europe

Hilton Food Group has seen good volume growth in its European sites, from 13 July to present.

Moy Park adds to trophy cabinet

Moy Park, the self-proclaimed largest poultry processor in Northern Ireland, was crowned the overall company at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Tuesday (3 November).

Controversial abattoir under new management

The former Boosbeck abattoir Banaras Halal Meats in Birmingham has been taken over by a Middle East consortium led by producer and former government halal advisor Mohammed Saleem.

Associated British Foods sees sales decline

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported full year declines in sales and profits following what chief executive George Weston described as challenges of food commodity deflation and big movements in exchange rates.

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.

Halal operators plan conference boycott

Halal operators in the UK are planning to boycott the upcoming AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference over concerns on how the levy is being spent.

Red and processed meat report fails to impact sales

The study into red and processed meat by the World Health Organisations (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has had little impact on sales, reports UK butchers.

Moy Park director wins award

Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR director Europe, has been named UK Director of the Year for Leadership in Corporate Responsibility at the prestigious Institute of Directors UK awards.

Meat industry to climb new heights for Farm Africa

Personnel from the meat industry are looking to test their endurance as they hope to trek in Ethiopias Bale Mountains in aid of Farm Africa.

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.

2 Sisters to invest 150m in poultry business

The parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has announced a 150m investment in its poultry business over the coming three to four years, with state-of-the-art technology and changes that would revolutionise the supply chain end to end.

Heavenly campaign for Welsh beef

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

Debbie & Andrews celebrates awards success

Kent-based sausage producers Debbie & Andrews Perfect Cumberland Pork Sausage took the top title in the meat category at The Grocer New Products Awards.

Northern Ireland welcomes new member to Livestock and Meat Commission

Michelle ONeill, agriculture and rural development minister for Northern Ireland, has welcomed Gerry Maguire to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC).

Mr Meats abattoir has licence suspended

A Birmingham abattoir has had its licence suspended following a Food Standards Agency (FSA) investigation.

NI meat processor cuts carbon in government initiative

Northern Irish fresh meat processor Linden Foods has radically reduced its carbon footprint, following a 1m investment.

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