Supermarkets and Convenience

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.

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.

Welsh red meat body to embark on autumn campaign for lamb

Not all lamb is created equal is the motto of the new marketing campaign from Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), which aims to raise consumer demand of Welsh Lamb.

BBC Horizon programme questioned by industry body

Claims by BBCs Horizon programme that eating processed meat is detrimental to health have been refuted by an industry body.

Scottish union voices concern on retailers lamb policy

The National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has criticised some major retailers for not stocking enough Scottish and British lamb.

Farming unions slam retailers over beef price share

UK farming unions have called for retailers to increase farmers share of beef prices, or risk undermining future supplies.

QMS enlists help of beauty queen for latest lamb campaign

With the help of Miss Scotland, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new Scotch Lamb campaign which aims to reach 90% of Scottish adults.

Trade body plays down row on bacon smoking

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has played down the alleged row between UK bacon producers and Europe over bacon smoking.

Meat products do well at Great Taste Awards

Meat brands cleared up at this years Great Taste Awards with a whole host of meat products now eligible to use the Great Taste logo.

Great Taste Award-winner brings out snacking salami

Salami charcuterie specialist Serious Pig has launched a new snacking salami product for retailers.

CHICKEN SCANDAL UPDATE: FSA changes stance on hygiene at 2 Sisters poultry plant

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that 2 Sisters Food Group did breach hygiene regulations at its Scunthorpe facility.

STRIKE UPDATE: Union accused of bringing meat industry into disrepute

Union leaders have come under attack from meat bosses which have accused the organisation of attempting to bring the industry into disrepute with its latest move for industrial action.

Meat inspectors vote in favour of strike

Meat inspectors have voted for strike action over pay, with up to 130 slaughterhouses across the UK expected to be affected.

Dip in food sales signals continuation of price wars

Food sales have experienced the deepest three-month average decline since 2008 according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Sainsburys courts takeaway consumers with new range

Sainsburys is urging shoppers to ditch the takeaway and visit the supermarket for a makeaway with the launch of a new range of products.

William Hague presents Heck sausage awards

Leader of the House of Commons William Hague took time out his schedule to present awards at Hecks sausage and beer festival, as the company celebrates a 3m turnover.

Morrisons claims first on animal welfare at slaughter

Morrisons has announced it is the first retailer to achieve Welfare of Animals at the Time Of Killing (WATOK) qualifications.

Morrisons disappointed over banned burger ad

Morrisons has expressed disappointment at the decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) to ban a recent advert in which a child eats a burger, claiming it condoned poor nutritional habits.

Supermarket rivalry hits food inflation

Food deflation deepened further in July, due to intense competition, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

Fresh beef brings in 2bn to UK economy

The fresh beef market in Britain was worth more than 2bn this past year, according to figures from market analyst Kantar Worldpanel.

Co-op sells farm division to The Wellcome Trust

The Co-operative Group has sold its farm business to The Wellcome Trust for a reported 249m to help cut its debt.

FSA publishes figures on campylobacter

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published its report into theprevalence of campylobacter in fresh chicken.

Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report calling for more research into labelling of halal products.

Horsemeat scandal research given go ahead

Two British universities have been awarded grants through the Global Food Security Programme to research the effects of the horsemeat scandal.

Sainsburys sheep farmers to benefit from faster parasite technology

Sainsburys has announced new technology for its sheep farmers, which will effectively manage parasites, increasing product quality.

Commonwealth Games gives boost to haggis

Haggis has been the real winner of the Commonwealth Games, according to Tesco, which has seen increased sales of Scottish products.

Retailers pledge support for British lamb to NFU

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has held positive talks with a number of retailers in light of members protest action against Tesco promoting New Zealand lamb, at the Royal Welsh Show.

UK and Irish foods stand up to origin test

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not found any misleading information in a study looking at foods which have UK and Ireland country of origin claims.

Red Tractor set to promote quality during dedicated week

Red Tractor has urged licensees to get behind Red Tractor Week (15-21 September), saying it is a great opportunity to promote their own quality assurance credentials.

FSA backs down from campylobacter name and shame

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has done a U-turn over naming and shaming retailers and processors using results from a major campylobacter survey.

NFU protests against Tesco's NZ lamb promotion

The National Farmers Union (NFU) staged a protest outside the Tesco stand at the Royal Welsh show yesterday (21 July) against its promotion of New Zealand lamb during prime British lambing season.

Tesco chief executive to step down

Tescos chief executive Philip Clarke is to step down in October following the supermarkets poor performance in a challenging market.

Falling prices push beef industry to breaking point

The sword of Damocles is hanging over the beef industry due to falling prices and a lack of retailer support, according to the chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), the meat promotion body in Wales.

Price most important factor for meat buying public

Price is the most important consideration when buying meat for consumers, according to research comissioned by the British Poultry Council (BPC).

Meadow Vale gets Klucky

Meadow Vale Foods is offering suppliers the chance to win up to 500 through its new marketing campaign, Klucky.

NFU hits out at Tesco on British lamb policy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has strongly criticised Tesco for promoting New Zealand lamb during the prime UK lamb season, which misleads consumers.

Meat body reports cooling for lamb prices

Lamb prices have cooled over the past five weeks, due to a strong sterling and extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

NFUS blog reviews outcome of beef summit

NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has published a blog in which he reflected on the beef crisis summit, and looks at how its recommendations could be implemented.

Tesco crowned retailer of the year at SuperMeat

Last nights SuperMeat & Fish Awards celebrated the best British supermarkets have to offer, with Tesco winning overall retailer of the year.

Fitness site offers zebra steaks

A UK fitness food website has added Zebra steaks to its line-up of exotic meats as they contain one-tenth of the fat found in beef, according to MuscleFood.com.

Lowest-ever food inflation recorded

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has recorded the lowest-ever rate of food inflation caused by fierce competition.

Welsh Lamb and Beef exports boost countrys economy

International sales of Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef earned the Welsh economy more than 224 million last year, according to new figures.

Marks & Spencer sees food sales rise despite online problems

Despite heavy losses for Marks and Spencer (M&S) online, the department store chain has reported growth in food sales.

Waitrose raises price floor for British beef

In the wake of the UKs beef pricing crisis, Waitrose has raised its price floor for British beef.

Beef industry gathers to tackle perfect storm

A perfect storm was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

SuperMeat & Fish Awards nearly here

The annual SuperMeat & Fish Awards are just around the corner, so make sure youve got your ticket sorted for the industry event of the year.

Pig prices see early dip

Producers pig prices have eased a little earlier than expected this year, but future prospects are positive, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Northern Irish meat company seals gluten-free deal with Ocado

Northern Irish meat firm Dohertys will launch gluten-free sausages, meatballs and burgers into the online supermarket Ocado.

Ostrich meat hits supermarket shelves

Ostrich meat is starting to appear on UK supermarket shelves, with Tesco trialling ostrich kebabs, and Lidl and Aldi due to stock the speciality meat later in the year.

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