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Burgers and sausages see depressed sales volume

Sales of traditional barbecue products such as burgers and sausages have come under pressure as consumers favour primary and sous vide barbecue products, figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicated.

Clayton Park Bakery recalls sausage roll products

A recall notice has been issued by Clayton Park Bakery for some of its sausage roll products as they may contain plastic, making them unsafe to eat.

Mattessons issues recall due to presence of plastic

Certain batches of Mattessons Roast Chicken Flavour Fridge Raider products have been recalled as they may be contaminated by pieces of plastic.

We Hae Meat launches breakfast pie with Asda

Following a social media campaign calling for followers to put forward their perfect pie recipe, We Hae Meat has unveiled a new breakfast pie to be sold in 48 Scottish Asda stores.

Buffalo meat range launched in Northern Ireland

Northern Irelands only buffalo producer, Ballyriff Farm in Co Derry, has launched a range of buffalo meats.

Hilton signs agreement with leading Portuguese retailer

Hilton Food Group has announced it has signed a supply deal with Portuguese retailer Modelo Continente Hipermercados SA (Sonae).

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butchers Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative.

Boparan Holdings delivers positive performance

Parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, Boparan Holdings, has delivered a strong performance in its third quarter.

Eversfield Organic charcuterie range to launch next month

Eversfield Organic is launching a new range of British organic charcuterie nationwide from 15 July.

New convenience sales director for Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods has promoted Ian Garrett to the key role of sales director of convenience.

Dicksons announces new managing director, looks to the future

Chris Hayman has been announced as Dicksons Pork Butchers new managing director, after acting as head of sales at the Tyne and Wear-based family business. It is the first time that somebody from outside the Dickson family will serve in the position.

Meatsnacks Group enters premium market

Jerky company the Meatsnacks Group has entered the premium market by introducing a range of protein-packed snacks, being launched in Waitrose.

Oakpark Foods launches own-label products

Pork and bacon producers Oakpark Foods, based in Co Tipperary, Ireland, is to launch a selection of its own-label bacon products into supermarket chain Morrisons in the UK.

Finnebrogue Artisan taps into healthy market

Northern Irish-based Finnebrogue Artisan is reaching out to a health-conscious audience by developing special sausages for Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Spar extends ready-to-cook chicken range

Spar UK has launched two new ready-to-cook chicken evening meals.

Walls puts twist into classic breakfast

Walls is catering to the breakfast-to-go market, with the introduction of its Walls Breakfast Twist.

New sausage roll flavours launched by Country Choice

Country Choice has unveiled a new variety of bake-from-frozen sausage rolls, available exclusively through The Sausage Roll Co.

Meat sales benefit from an early Easter

The meat, fish and poultry sectors have experienced market growth off the back of the Easter period.

New barbecue to launch in time for summer

With summer on the horizon, Britain is bracing itself for barbecue season.

The Topping Pie Company launches new products

Yorkshire-based The Topping Pie Company is set to launch a deli to go range, using premium-quality British Red Tractor pork meat.

UK retail beef sales report decline

Northern Irish meat processors have suggested demand for beef has been relaxed during much of 2016, with current supplies of prime cattle meeting demand for beef.

Poland named as potential target market for British lamb

AHDB Beef & Lamb has recognised Poland as having the potential to become a major export market for Quality Standard Mark (QSM) lamb.

Peperami adds Mexican-inspired snack

Peperami announced last week that it is launching the Peperami Tex-Mex this month. The new addition to the brand will be the first new flavour for eight years since the launch of the Barbecue flavour in 2008.

Goat gammon goes on sale in Ireland

Shoppers in Northern Ireland looking for an alternative twist to their eggs, ham and chips are in for a treat, thanks to Broughgammon Farm.

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls the worst period of low prices for over half a decade.

Kosher Chicken Index highlights the cost of Jewish living

Economists Anthony Tricot and Andrea Silberman found that living the Jewish lifestyle in the UK can cost an additional 12,700 a year.

Two Brothers Foods extends gluten-free range

A Cornish food wholesaler has extended its gluten-free range due to an increase in consumer demand.

Greggs reports strong 2015

Greggs, one of the UKs leading sausage roll, pasty and bakery retailers, experienced a growth of 5.2% in total sales for the 2015 financial year.

Low-fat sausages to help with weight loss

Northern Irish healthy eating company Slender Choice has launched a range of low-fat sausages to the market.

AHDB Beef & Lamb launches Meat Education Programme

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the Meat Education Programme.

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.

Whole Foods Markets to supply edible insects

Grub, an edible insect company, has announced it has secured its first listing for the Roasted Cricket snack range with Whole Foods Markets.

Scottish meat body shows charity support

Five major charities have shared a total of 13,000 in gift support from the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW).

Lidl recalls chicken thighs

Supermarket chain Lidl has recalled its 450g Italiamo Italian Style Chicken Thighs due to a labelling error.

Fast food chains targeted for Living Wage protests

Fast food chains including McDonalds and Burger King will face protests from members of the GMB union about the Living Wage today.


Samworth Brothers hopes to continue growth

Following the release of a financial report for the year ended 27 December 2014, Samworth Brothers (Holding) Limited claimed it will continue to seek new opportunities.

Chinas 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.

Amazon food delivery service faces own-label challenge

Kantar Worldpanel has warned that Amazon faces challenges as it rolls out its chilled and frozen one-hour delivery service to parts of London.

Scottish butcher teams up with Asda

Wholesale butcher Malcolm Allan has signed a contract worth 150,000 with supermarket chain Asda.

Minister highlights export growth at Anuga

Farming Minister George Eustice has praised the 4,000 food and drink businesses that have exported almost 1 billion of British produce to shops and restaurants around the world over the past two years.

Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales.

Braehead appoints new managing director

One of Scotlands leading wholesalers and game processors, Braehead Foods, has promoted Gavin Tennent from general manager to managing director.

Meat wholesaler faces jail time

A Bridgend meat wholesaler has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail after falsifying business records.

Ginsters appoints new managing director

Ginsters, which claims to have the largest selling product in the whole of the savoury pastry market, has appointed Kieran Hemsworth as their new managing director.

Clifton Quality Meats adds new premises

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises.

AHDB Pork appoints Mick Sloyan to strategy post

Industry stalwart Mick Sloyan, who successfully led the creation of Bpex in 1999, has accepted the post of pork strategy director at AHDB.

Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant.

Greek crisis impacts UK meat exporters

UK meat exporters to the EU could be hit as the pound continues to strengthen against the euro in the wake of the Greek debt agreement, according to one market analyst.

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future.

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard.

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