Processor

Welsh red meat body to offer SME training

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) is to offer employees of small and medium (SME) Welsh abattoirs and cutting plants new training opportunities to maximise efficiency.

Tesco contract pushes up volumes for Hilton Food Group

Specialist retail meat packing business Hilton Food Group saw volumes in Western Europe up 5.4% for the 28 weeks to 13 July 2014, predominantly due to its new contract with Tesco.

Eblex brings out Lamb Yield Guide

After the success of Eblexs Beef Yield Guide, the levy body has developed a new Lamb Yield Guide, to help businesses gain maximum yield and value from the lamb carcase.

Birds Eye sees post-horsegate profit uplift

Frozen food giant Birds Eye has reported a profit increase of almost 9%, to 85.4m, for the full year to 31 December 2013. Profit for 2012 stood at 78.1m in comparison.

FSA reacts to Unison reform attack

The Food Standards Agency has hit out at union leaders for making extraordinary claims ahead of a board meeting vote tomorrow.

Hunt on for meat processing stars

The search is on for the meat industrys shining stars as Meat Trades Journal gears up once again for the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2015.

Phil Vickery to front British Sausage Week

Former England and Lions rugby star Phil Vickery will be the famous face this years British Sausage Week.

AHDB seeks new chief executive

The hunt is on for a new leader for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), following the resignation of its current chief executive, Tom Taylor.

Samworth Brothers veteran passes on

John Samworth, of chilled foods company Samworth Brothers, passed away aged 81, on Sunday 31 August.

QMS outlines reasons for fall in lamb price

The current auction market price of lamb is lower at this time of year than it has been for more than four years, and a complex range of factors is the reason why, according to Stuart Ashworth from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

FSA to name and shame in November campylobacter update

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said it will name and shame retailers as part of its next set of campylobacter survey results in November.

Sausage firm gets a hand from TV business guru

Sausage company Heck has had a helping hand from retail guru Alex Polizzi, appearing on her new BBC2 series The Fixer.

Devastating blow for Scotlands chicken industry

The Scottish chicken industry has been dealt a devastating blow after contracts with four free-range producers were terminated, according to NFU Scotland (NFUS).

Artists illustrate Smithfield Market nightlife

Depictions of life in Smithfield Market will be exhibited by artists at the Three Night Markets exhibition at City Hall in London this autumn.

Welsh meat to the fore at NATO Summit

With the NATO Summit Wales taking in place in Newport this week, the worlds press will be treated to Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef at a reception, courtesy of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales.

Moy Park introduces new chicken range

Moy Park has launched a new range of pre-prepared, added-value chicken products under its Good Kitchen brand.

Meat debate update: Anti-meat research motives questioned

The meat industry has questioned the motives of the of the anti-meat research community, after an author of a recent critical environmental report revealed he was a vegetarian on BBC Radio.

Horsemeat detection methods up to scratch

The various horsemeat detection methods used for beef authenticity tests are reliable and of equal sensitivity, according to a recent government study.

Union urges united front on pig virus

NFU Scotland (NFUS) has said it is extremely disappointing that a voluntary ban on pig imports from PEDv-hit countries has been ignored, with boars from the USA reportedly moving through Prestwick airport.

Meat bodies offer new online statistics

Eblex and Bpex have revealed a new online library of meat statistics ranging from livestock numbers to the seasonality of meat markets.

Meat debate latest: Scots point to meat credentials

Following the latest attack on the meat industrys environmental impact, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has responded by highlighting the excellent sustainability credentials behind Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI.

Meat bosses react to environmental attack

Trade experts have defended the meat industry after a BBC article reported that meat consumption needs to fall in order to protect the environment.

Quality Standard Mark celebrates 10th anniversary

The Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme for beef and lamb is to celebrate its 10th year, Eblex has reported.

Bagley accuses Unison of "scaremongering" in latest blog post

Norman Bagley, policy director at the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) accuses Unison of scaremongering in his latest blog post for Meatinfo.co.uk.

Linden Foods introduces meat boxes range to Fane Valley

Red meat processor Linden Foods has revealed a new range of meat boxes to be sold in Fane Valley Co-operative stores in Northern Ireland.

Eblex embarks on Festival of Lamb

With a host of promotional activity and British lamb in abundance as we enter autumn, Eblex has announced a Festival of Lamb.

Cor Blimey chilli launched

Meat seasoning manufacturer Unbar Rothon has launched a new seasoning for burgers and sausages with the help of a Q Guild butcher.

FSA inspectors take second strike action

The second day of Unison strikes went ahead yesterday (27 August) as Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors walked out over pay.

Scotch Lamb campaign deemed a success

The Love Scotch Lamb Weekend, which took place across Scotland last weekend, has been hailed a success by its organisers.

BDCI welcomes bursary applications

The BDCI is now welcoming applications for its bursary programme announced earlier this month.

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

Parliamentary group publishes report on stun/non-stun slaughter

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report which calls for more research into the religious slaughter of animals

Positive growth for sheep meat exports

Exports of UK sheep meat were valued at 183.9 million for the first half of 2014, reported Eblex.

Burgers reach popularity peak in foodservice

According to research carried out by one foodservice consultancy, burgers are the nations favourite dish to order when eating out, but they may have reached a popularity ceiling.

Green light given for new badger culls

Natural England has given the go-ahead for the second of four years of badger culling in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset to attempt to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

Pork roadshows postponed

Bpex has postponed its Regional Roadshow events this year in an overall review of its marketing programme.

Macsween rebrands haggis in bid to broaden audience

Macsween has rebranded and repackaged its range of haggis in an attempt to engage a wider audience and to pioneer the future of the category.

QMS points to cooling pig prices

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has highlighted the cooling of pig prices, suggesting there are more pigs on the market.

Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

Gist, a UK supply chain company, has announced it will join the Feeding Britains Future campaign to help tackle youth unemployment.

Eblex devises digital aid for sheep farmers

Sheep producers can now make the most of a new digital tool from The Eblex Better Returns Programme (BRP) which helps to manage flocks electronically.

Scottish beef action plan revealed

The Beef 2020 report, a Scottish beef industry action plan, has been unveiled to facilitate sustainable and long-term beef production growth.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

DNA sample meat testing in Ireland reveals surprising results

DNA testing in butchers shops in Ireland has shown that more than half of the sampled products were not Irish.

BREAKING: Meat inspectors prepare for strike action

Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors are set for two four-hour walkouts on 26 and 27 August over pay disputes.

Horizon programme explores livestocks environmental impact

In the second part of the BBCs Horizon, Should I Eat Meat? programme, Dr Michael Mosley looks at the effect livestock has on the environment.

Red meat body hosts Dominican Republic visit

Industry professionals from the Dominican Republic were introduced to UK beef and lamb production and given an insight into livestock genetics during a recent visit hosted by Eblex.

Tesco refuses to sell mixed-origin beef

Tesco is understood to have refused to sell beef from cattle born in the Republic of Ireland, but raised in the North, citing customer confusion over labelling as the reason behind its decision.

The best of the #meatdebate

Last nights BBC programme Horizon, Should I Eat Meat?, caused quite a stir on Twitter, with Meat Trades Journal taking the lead using the #meatdebate.

Export feature: Meat on the move

Despite the efforts of the eat less meat brigade, per capita consumption of meat in target export markets is rising, and the UK should be looking to capitalise, finds Georgi Gyton.

Assure-IP strengthens halal product testing

Assure-IPs halal certification system has teamed up with Romer Labs for DNA testing of its products.

My Account

Spotlight

Most read

Social

Following the Prime Minister's speech on Brexit, are you more or less confident about leaving the EU?

Calendar