Supermarkets and Convenience

MEPs reject labelling proposal in spite of RSPCA support

MEPs have rejected a European Commission proposal on country-of-origin labelling as not being comprehensive enough, but the RSPCA say parliaments opposition could be a step backwards.

Halal Authority Board plans conference

A conference is set to be held to establish a consensus within the halal community when it comes to the ritual slaughter of poultry.

April arrives at 2 Sisters

April Preston, former head of food product development at Marks & Spencer, has been appointed as innovation director at 2 Sisters Food Group.

Groceries Supply Code of Practice under discussion

Suppliers to the multiple retailers were now protected and represented according to the new Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA), but others have their doubts, a forum in Westminster heard this week.

Asda meat trader receives Peter Asquith award

Jim Viggars, the face of Asdas TV adverts for meat, has been awarded the supermarkets internal Peter Asquith award after 30 years at the retailing giant.

Eleven E.coli cases in Glasgow possibly linked to burgers

A total of 11 cases of E.coli O157 have been reported by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), all linked to the SSE Hydro concert venue in Glasgow and the consumption of burgers.

Polish beef fears allayed

UK meat bosses have played down fears of increased Polish beef imports, after reports of a claimed renewed focus from the supermarket sector post-horsegate.

WWF calls for collaboration on meat

The meat industry needs to stop rejecting criticism and work with campaigners for a more sustainable future, according to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) food policy advisor Duncan Williamson.

JBT FoodTech adds infrared system to cooking options

Global food technology solutions provider JBT FoodTech has added an infrared system to its integrated range of multi-phase in-line cooking options.

King to step down from Sainsbury's

Sainsburys chief executive Justin King is to step down from his role after a decade in charge of the supermarket chain.

Search is on for Englands best burger

This years Englands Best Burger Challenge is now open for entry, with a special new category for 2014.

Part-time veganism on the rise, reports Vegan Society

According to the Vegan Society, the amount of people trying out veganism appears to be on the up, but many of them are only giving up animal products as a temporary measure.

Book claims to expose 'true cost of cheap meat'

Campaigners have launched a new book which claims to expose the true cost of cheap meat and act as a wake-up call for consumers.

NFUS launches ScotchWatch scheme

NFU Scotland (NFUS) has built on its ShelfWatch campaign and launched a ScotchWatch scheme to assess the level of labelled Scottish meat on retailer shelves.

West Country Beef and Lamb gain protected status

West Country Beef and West Country Lamb had their Protected Food Name (PFN) confirmed today by the European Union, taking the total number of protected UK foods to 62.

Tesco to sell high-welfare spoiltpig sausages

In addition to nationwide listings in Ocado and Morrisons, spoiltpig sausages have secured a place in 80 Tesco stores in the south west.

Prime hogg prices up as supply falls

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has reported a rising trend in prime hogg prices, underpinned by a tightening of supply.

FSA begins study on geographic origin of foods

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is due to begin its study into the geographical origin of food, in a bid to ensure products with UK labels are correct.

Welsh Lamb mission seeks share of US market

A Welsh Lamb mission to the USA, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales, is under way in a bid to open up the US market and add 20m to the Welsh economy.

Scottish politicians call for local poultry sourcing

Scottish politicians have launched a campaign to boost opportunities for the countrys poultry sector and have written to the UKs multiple retailers and food service operators for clarification on sourcing policies.

Co-op offers customers up to 25% off

The Co-operative Food has launched a new sales promotion that offers customers up to 25% off.

NFU president urges to back British as he steps down

President of the National Farmers Union (NFU) Peter Kendall has urged consumers to back British in return for sustainable farming, in a final message before his resignation from the post.

Bpex reveals pig health assessment dates

Bpex has launched new dates for abattoir assessments involving the Bpex Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) from July through to the end of December this year.

Eblex event to highlight beef and lamb trends

Global beef and lamb sector trends and developments will be highlighted at an Eblex and agri benchmark event in June.

Easy and appy meat purchasing

Eblex has launched a new app in order to help caterers and retailers order the right cuts more efficiently and accurately.

Food and drink badge of excellence

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) awards have been opened for entry.

"Give a fork about your pork" consumers told

Consumers are being urged to give a fork about your pork with a series of campaigning videos now airing across Channel 4s on demand services.

British Cattle Breeders outline conference details

Dates have been announced for the British Cattle Breeders Club (BCBC) annual conference, which will be held this year at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort on in Shropshire from 21-23 January.

Rooker to step down as FSA chair

Jeff Rooker has confirmed that he will step down as chair of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in July 2013.

Rotisserie chicken tax could cost industry millions

Introducing VAT on whole rotisserie chickens could cost the poultry sector 17m in lost sales, according to research carried out by Morrisons.

Successful customer awareness campaign boosts Scottish pig industry

A customer awareness campaign has provided a boost to the Scottish pig industry, after it raised awareness of the Specially Selected Pork label by 41%

Consumers wasting less food, say FDF

Shoppers are throwing away less food than they did a year ago, according to the latest research from the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).

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