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Parliament to debate religious slaughter

A debate on religious slaughter is to be held in parliament next week, following an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report.

Poultry plant proposed in Wrexham

A poultry company is looking to set up a state-of-the-art processing plant at a former cheese packing factory near Wrexham, potentially investing up to 10 million and creating 150 jobs in the area.

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.

UK halal authority welcomes new test from France

French entrepreneurs have launched a halal test, which has been welcomed by the UK halal trade.

Countryfile appearance for Ladies in Beef member

Ladies in Beef member and Yorkshire farmer Rosey Dunn has appeared on BBC1s Countryfile, promoting UK meat assurance schemes.

Eblex targets students with lamb campaign

With the new term under way, Eblex is aiming to get more university students cooking with lamb, using its LambSoc campaign.

Irish farmers endure long night in protest over UK beef price gap

Irish beef farmers are in the midst of a 24-hour blockade outside abattoirs in protest against the growing price gap between Irish and British cattle.

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.

Irish farmers stage cattle price protest

Irish beef farmers are to stage a blockade outside abattoirs today in a 24-hour protest over the price gap between Irish and UK cattle prices.

Sausage firm reports successful Paris show

Westaways Sausages enjoyed a successful Sial, selling a 40-foot container to South Korea, as well as sealing other deals and meeting potential customers, according to managing director Charles Baughan.

Moy Park to open 100th poultry house

Moy Park has announced it will open its 100th poultry house through its Plan to Grow expansion programme.

Scotland meat industry needs to maximise carcase to expand exports, says QMS

Scotland doesnt currently have the volumes of meat to significantly grow its export market, but is looking to maximise returns for the whole carcase, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) head of marketing Laurent Vernet.

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry sector raises safety concerns over TTIP

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Tulip to relaunch Danepak bacon

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

Devro turns in solid performance

Despite sliding profits in the first half of the year, Devro has released its third-quarter (Q3) statement showing trading is in line with expectations.

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.

BPC defends UK chicken rearing standards, following BBC report

The British Poultry Council (BPC) has responded to a BBC article. Do people know where their chicken comes from?, which looks at intensive chicken farming in the UK.

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.

UK beef producers missing French opportunity, says AHDB

UK producers are failing to grasp the opportunity presented by cow beef in the French market, according to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Remi Fourrier.

French importer rewarded for commitment to Scotch Lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has rewarded a French importer for its commitment to Scotch Lamb.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

Welsh sheep farmers give positive response to new technology

A new 1m project to help integrate electronic identification technology for Welsh sheep farmers is proving popular, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has claimed.

Study finds lower sperm count in vegetarians

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

Eblex ups the steaks with new competitions

Eblex has launched three competitions for 2015, forming part of the first-ever Eblex Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards.

Lamb prices start to rise

Lamb prices are beginning to pick up after declining over recent months, but they still remain lower than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Irish pork firm completes major traceability investment

Irish pork supplier Oakpark Foods, which supplies bacon and pork products to the UK, will complete a 2.4m (3m) investment at its Cahir Co, Tipperary site.

Eblex improves online lamb yield tools

Eblex has launched new and improved beef and lamb costing and yield calculation tools, to help businesses improve their operational effectiveness.

Eblex gains marketing boost for lamb from EU

Eblex has announced it will receive a 6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

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.

Chilling technology could solve campylobacter issue, claims Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews rapid surface chilling technology could be the answer to the poultry industrys campylobacter problem, but retailers are hesitant to adopt it, due to cost.

Newby Foods loses long-running legal battle on MSM

Northallerton meat processor Newby Foods has lost a long-running court battle in which it fought for its products to be classified as a meat preparation.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful Wham bam thank you lamb campaign.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

The finalists in the Brands category of this years British Sausage Week competition have now been revealed.

Feature: Sial - 50 years young

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

British meat bodies get set for Paris showcase

British meat bodies are preparing to go head-to-head with competitors from across the globe at this years Sial food show in a bid to increase global sales.

Eblex calls for better cattle handling to improve margins

Improving cattle handling could save up to 160 per carcase at current market values, according to Eblex.

QMS hosts top chefs at Scotch Beef and Lamb event

Those involved in the production of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI were celebrated at a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) event, as some of the countrys top chefs were given a Hoof to Hook tour.

Tulip invests 8m in Ruskington site

Processor Tulip has reported an 8m expansion to its Ruskington plant, the largest factory for cocktail sausages and Scotch eggs to the retail sector.

Humane slaughter body open to scholarship applications

The Humane Slaughter Association (HSA) is inviting applications for scholarships worth up to 2,000.

Pig Pledge launched by welfare groups

Animal welfare campaigners have launched The Pig Pledge campaign to encourage consumers to change their shopping habits and only buy high-welfare pork.

HCC brings forward campaign to support Welsh Beef

Welsh red meat promotion body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) has brought forward its new marketing campaign, promoted by the Welsh rugby team, in reaction to falling market prices.

Butchery fair proves a resounding success

The Bakers and Butchers Autumn Fair 2014 saw butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers and Buthers Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

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.

Cranswick reports positive performance

Cranswick has released its trading statement for the first six months of the year, in which it reported trading was in line with the boards expectations.

Charity dinner tickets selling fast

The annual Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) is urging industry to get their seats booked for its annual dinner as tickets are reportedly running out.

Staffordshire firm aims to bring classroom to the countryside

Staffordshire pig and poultry producer Packington Free Range is investing in the next generations education by launching an education project that works with schools to bring the classroom to the countryside.

Deadline looming for meat and poultry awards

Processing companies across the meat sector are being urged to polish up their entries for one of the UKs most prestigious competitions.

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