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Bernard Matthews has bolstered its fleet of refrigerated trailers in time for Christmas
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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. 

The Lebey Guide lists the best bistros in London and Paris, with a focus on meat
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British meat hits French menus

Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb will soon be found in bistros and restaurants in two of Europe’s 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.

(l to r) David Whyatt, Dalziel; Michael Catry, Westvlees and Sandy Dalziel
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Top meat suppliers awarded by Dalziel

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

ABP closes Blackburn plant

ABP Food Group, one of Europe’s 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&D’s 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 world’s 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.

Announcing a £10m investment are (l-r): Angie Posey, HR Business Partner, Colin Grubb, General Manager and James Colley, Factory Manager
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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. 

Stoddart’s to be sold to private investors

Stoddart’s, 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. 

Graham Smith has been appointed to the Dalziel specialist food technology team
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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.

Gary Leslie and Mike Mullan accepted the overall company award on behalf of Moy Park
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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 Holland’s pie unveiled

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

New Debbie & Andrew’s campaign details sausage expertise

Debbie & Andrew’s 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 Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has had little impact on sales, reports UK butchers. 

Pictured (l-r) John Phillips, Regional Director IoD West Midlands, Mike Mullan, Moy Park HR Director Europe with actor and comedian Miles Jupp.
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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 Ethiopia’s 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. 

The Dalziel NPD team has been expanded to include two new graduates
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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 & Andrew’s celebrates awards success

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

Gerry Maguire of Linden Foods has been appointed to the NI Livestock and Meat Commission
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Northern Ireland welcomes new member to Livestock and Meat Commission

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

The Mr Meats abattoir has been closed by the FSA following complaints over bad smells
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Mr Meats abattoir has licence suspended

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

Linden Foods has invested £1 million in reducing its carbon footprint
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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. 

Photos of the Mr Meat site found animal carcases piled on the ground
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Mr Meats abattoir under investigation

A Birmingham abattoir is under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following nine years of complaints over bad smells. 

New Zealand lamb on AHDB agenda

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

Moy Park signs deal with Martin McColl c-stores

Moy Park has secured listings for Good to Go and O’Kane breaded ranges in selected Martin McColl convenience stores in Scotland. 

Boss fined for storing unsafe meat

A company director of Chrysalis Enterprises Ltd, Ben Loeber, has been fined £10,500 over storing unsafe meat in the human supply chain. 

QMS is to shift resources from France to other export targets
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QMS French office to move as part of expansion plans

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has closed its French office as it looks to expand presence in other markets. 

China’s appetite for UK pork continues to grow

China is now the biggest market for UK pork exports outside of Europe, according to AHDB Pork, with strong demand for offal likely to continue to grow. 

Frank Albers of Albers GMBH and Jack's Creek Managing Director Patrick Warmoll with the award-winning steak
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World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Danepak gets Bake Off treatment

Capitalising on the success of the Great British Bake Off, Danepak is celebrating its Rapid Rashers through a competition-style campaign. 

Anne Richmond has joined Moy Park as agriculture analyst
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Moy Park to focus on Big Data through new appointment

Anne Richmond is set to join Moy Park in the newly created position of agriculture analyst. 

The Good Kitchen range is now available in Budgens
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Moy Park’s Good Kitchen range launched into Budgens stores

Moy Park’s Good Kitchen range has been launched in Budgens as part of the retailer’s meal for tonight expansion. 

M&M Walshe has increased its UK presence with the acquisiton of Stirchley Bacon
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M&M Walshe picks up Stirchley Bacon

Irish bacon producer M&M Walshe Holdings has increased its UK presence with the acquisition of Worcestershire-based Stirchley Bacon. 

The E. coli outbreak in Scotland has been linked to venison products
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Scottish E. coli outbreak linked to venison products

Nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli have been reported from across Scotland, associated with the consumption of venison products, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS). 

Andy Deutsch previously worked with Hain Daniels and Vion
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Bernard Matthews appoints chief operating officer

Bernard Matthews has appointed Andy Deutsch to the new role of chief operating officer. 

Deflation continues in fresh sales

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) has reported further deflation of fresh food prices in September. 

TPP agreement welcomed in UK and Northern Ireland

The successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been welcomed by the UK and Northern Ireland food industry. 

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