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Butchers on National Minimum Wage underpayment list

Two butchers have been named and shamed by HMRC for not paying workers the correct National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Liverpool butcher fined thousands for mice and dirt

A halal butcher must pay more than 4,500 for seven food safety violations, according to a verdict delivered by Liverpool Magistrates Court.

NFMFT roadshow and barbecue competition announced

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) is to stage a one-day show and barbecue competition.

Romantic Brits planned 6bn Valentines Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out 6 billion on Valentines Day, with slap-up meals topping the bill, and a quarter of those who were planning to stay in set to cook steak.

Herdwick lamb back in Booths

Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.

New chicken fillet and thigh range launched by Dalziel

Retail butcher specialist Dalziel has teamed up with Netherlands poultry processor Vriesekoop to launch its own premium quality chicken brand.

Premier Young Butcher shortlist revealed

This years nine butchers shortlisted for the Premier Young Butcher 2017 have been named.

Butcher fined thousands after worker slashes hand

A butchers has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one of his hands when working.

Cumbrian butchers to stock local specialist breed

Cranstons Quality Butchers is offering shoppers the chance to sample the distinctive taste of Lake District Herdwick Lamb.

Purety introduces fresh flavours to coatings and glazes

Purety has added six new flavours to its coating and glaze tubs range.

Sainsburys Master Butcher appointed BDCI festival chair

Sainsburys Master Butcher Julien Pursglove has been appointed as the new festival chairman of the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI).

Butchers encouraged to utilise cash support schemes in uncertain times

The butchery sector has been advised to make the most of financial support systems amidst Brexit.

Welsh butcher steaks out future in the United States

Award-winning butcher Peter Rushforth has made the journey to the United States in search of international specialist skills.

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this years Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Call for the UKs best butchers to show off world-class skills

The hunt is on once again to find the most skilled butcher in the country.

Innovation key to success for National Butchers Week 2017

As we enter February, were now just over a month away from National Butchers Week and we want to make sure you know all you need to about the event.

Book your place at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

Time is running out to book your place among the greats as the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017 is fast approaching.

Paul Cadman appointed to Institute for Apprenticeships board

The Food and Drink Training and Education Council (FTC) has announced that Paul Cadman is to sit on the board of the new Institute for Apprenticeships.

Butchers Shop of The Year hosts book signing

Butchers Shop of The Year 2016 winner Walter Rose & Son hosted a book signing on 20 January by celebrity chef Tom Kerridge, a regular customer of the business.

Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night.

Future of Isle of Man Meats plant to be decided

The Isle of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) is to discuss the future of a meat plant on the island.

Farmison & Co. sees festive revenue growth

Online butchery business, Farmison & Co. experienced a rise of 67% year-on-year for its December ecommerce revenue.

Meat traceability application delivers consumer confidence

Goldhill Organics has become the first meat box supplier to utilise the Followthisfood traceability application.

Theft butchers receive suspended sentences

The two employees at the centre of a theft scam at a London butchers have been given suspended sentences and community service.

McAtamneys expands customer reach by acquiring property

Hunters Butcher Shop in Limavady, Northern Ireland, has been acquired by K&G McAtamneys.

Q Guild countdown for Smithfield Awards

With almost 600 product entrants this year, the Q Guild is preparing for a record Smithfield Awards.

Renowned Cheshire butcher dies

Third-generation Cheshire butcher John Vernon has died at the age of 82.

Uruguay aims to build on meat trade with UK following EU exit

Uruguay is keen to grow a two-way meat trade with the UK post-Brexit, according to a speech given at Januarys Worshipful Company of Butchers lunch in London.

Masterclass launched by Northern Irish butcher

Corries, a prominent butcher in Northern Ireland, has introduced a Butcher Masterclass initiative.

Leonards develops new butchery seasoning ranges

Leonards has launched two new ranges of seasonings for the retail and catering sectors.

Crawshaw Group turnaround continues following strong Christmas period

The Crawshaw Group has reported a strong festive period, with sales and footfall rising.

Nicholls Meats taking legal advice over food alert

Norfolk-based butchers Nicholls Meats Ltd is to seek legal advice on the actions of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and a supplier, centring on a consumer warning issued on the FSA's website concerning certain pork products.

Get involved with National Butchers' Week 2017

The most important week of the butchery calendar is back. National Butchers Week 2017 will take place on 13-19 March and were already gearing up to make this the biggest and most creative year ever.

Butchers warned of staff theft

A butcher whose staff stole hundreds of thousands of pounds from him in an intricate scam has warned other businesses to be vigilant against employee theft.

Diamond awards for Scotch butchers in pastry competition

Six butchers have been awarded Diamond status in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Product Awards 2017.

Butchers experience strong festive sales, despite fears

Customers sidelined their worries over Brexit and warnings of a grim 2017 to spend, spend, spend over the recent festive season.

Ireland joins the World Butchers Challenge

Ireland has become the fifth team to join the World Butchers Challenge, with preparations already underway to encourage participants.

Reaseheath College offers new butchery apprenticeship

Reaseheath College in Cheshire has become the first training provider in the north west to offer employer-focused qualifications for butchery apprentices.

Festive theft warning issued to meat retailers

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has urged butchers and farm shops to be cautious during the festive period.

Welsh butchers report larger focus on provenance

More and more consumers care about where their food comes from, according to Welsh independent butchers.

Appletons to open new Boroughbridge shop

Independent butchers Appletons is to open a new shop in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire.

Past Master Roy Seeman passes away, aged 83

The industry is saddened to learn of the passing of Roy Seeman, past Master of the Worshipful Company of Butchers.

YouTube butcher reaches subscription milestone

A butcher who has gained a following for his butchery videos has received an award and certificate from YouTube, where his videos are aired, in recognition of him reaching 100,000 subscribers.

Devro helps butcher break sausage world record

Casings company Devro recently linked up with UK butcher Tim Brown of Browns the Lancashire Haggis Company to attempt the Guinness World Record for the total number of sausages filled and linked in one minute.

Dunbia chiefs receive lifetime achievement award

Jim and Jack Dobson, owners of meat processors Dunbia, were the recipients of a Lifetime Achievement Award at the UTV Businesses Eye Awards in Belfasts Waterfront Hall.

Winter Fair crowns new Welsh Young Butcher for 2016

The Welsh Young Butcher has been unveiled at this years Royal Welsh Winter Fair.

Crawshaws returns to value offering sales growth

The Crawshaw Groups change in pricing and range has paid dividends for the butchery chain, with a sales and footfall increase.

Ireland to host World Butchers' Challenge 2018

Butchery Excellence Irelands bid to host the World Butchers Challenge in 2018 has been accepted.

Butchers encouraged to embrace mini makeovers

AHDB Beef & Lamb is highlighting to butchers how beneficial it can be to undergo a mini makeover.

Scottish Federation of Meat Traders elects new leader

Butchers in Scotland should focus on providing convenience options, according to the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Associations (SFMTA) new president.

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