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Parliament to debate religious slaughter

A debate on religious slaughter is to be held in parliament next week, following an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report.

Eblex targets students with lamb campaign

With the new term under way, Eblex is aiming to get more university students cooking with lamb, using its LambSoc campaign.

Welsh butcher takes on South Africans in sausage competition

A Flintshire butcher has enjoyed some international publicity by entering a South African sausage competition.

New chair for campylobacter working group

Richard MacDonald CBE has been appointed the new chair of the Joint Working Group on Campylobacter as the project heads into its second stage.

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry sector raises safety concerns over TTIP

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Welsh minister presents Beef and Lamb DVD to Sial delegates

Wales deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans attended the Welsh stand at Sial Paris this year, and launched a multilingual DVD to promote Welsh meat to different markets.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

Study finds lower sperm count in vegetarians

A study into sperm count and diet found vegetarian men to have significantly lower sperm motility and concentration.

Eblex ups the steaks with new competitions

Eblex has launched three competitions for 2015, forming part of the first-ever Eblex Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards.

Lamb prices start to rise

Lamb prices are beginning to pick up after declining over recent months, but they still remain lower than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Eblex improves online lamb yield tools

Eblex has launched new and improved beef and lamb costing and yield calculation tools, to help businesses improve their operational effectiveness.

Hunt begins for best young Welsh butcher

The Cambrian Training Company, alongside Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), has announced the annual search is on for the best young Welsh butcher.

Eblex gains marketing boost for lamb from EU

Eblex has announced it will receive a 6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

Chilling technology could solve campylobacter issue, claims Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews rapid surface chilling technology could be the answer to the poultry industrys campylobacter problem, but retailers are hesitant to adopt it, due to cost.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful Wham bam thank you lamb campaign.

Feature: Sial - 50 years young

Sial is back in 2014 with a number of new developments, as well as a 50th anniversary to celebrate.

British meat bodies get set for Paris showcase

British meat bodies are preparing to go head-to-head with competitors from across the globe at this years Sial food show in a bid to increase global sales.

Pannage pork proving a hit with consumers

Pannage pork, from New Forest pigs roaming free in the woods, is being promoted by a local quality assurance scheme.

Video: Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014

The Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Smithfield Awards attract high level of entries

Britains best butchers will present their products in Glasgow this week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

New clerk joins Worshipful Company of Butchers

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has appointed ex-Royal Marine Jeff Mason as its new clerk.

Butchery fair proves a resounding success

The Bakers and Butchers Autumn Fair 2014 saw butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Craig Finch wins Champion of Champions for second year running

Craig Finch has been announced winner ofMeat Trades Journal's annualsausage competitionChampion of Champions for the second year in a row.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers and Buthers Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

Charity dinner tickets selling fast

The annual Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) is urging industry to get their seats booked for its annual dinner as tickets are reportedly running out.

Are you visiting Bakers' and Butchers' Fair this Sunday?

With only days to go until this years Bakers and Butchers Fair, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at whats in store for visitors.

Dragons Den star lists new spicy sausage with Asda

Dragons Den star Alf Turner has launched a new spiced sausage, Dragons Fury, which will be launched into 200 Asda stores.

Three new members join AHDB board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Board (AHDB) has appointed three new board members.

Butchers reports rise in sales for T-bone steaks

Shropshire butchers G N Badley & Sons has reported a resurgence in the T-bone steak with an increase in requests from the foodservice sector.

X Factor finalist helps promote British lamb

Former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon has teamed up with Eblex to promote British lamb in a series of recipe videos.

DAPP replaced by Standard Pig Price

Bpex has announced that the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been discontinued and will be replaced by the Standard Pig Price (SPP).

Northern meats feature in retailers new Christmas Book

North of England supermarket chain Booths has released a Christmas Book, featuring northern meat products which are now available for delivery across the country.

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its multiple retailer and brands sausage category after a week of intense judging.

Welsh meat body runs lamb recipe competition

Budding Welsh chefs are being encouraged to enter their best lamb recipes for the chance to win the Baafta Award.

Defra pig census reveals lower farmgate prices

Although UK pig prices remain some of the highest in Europe, UK pig farmgate prices are 9% lower than this time last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Eblex targets foodservice with Lamb Specials folder

Eblex has created a collection of Lamb Specials, aimed at the foodservice sector, to promote this seasons high-quality lamb.

Golfing day brings in 6k for meat charity

The countrys largest meat charity, the Butchers & Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), has managed to raise nearly 6,000 through a fundraising golf day attended by 85 golfers.

Young butcher crowned champion

A young butcher has been declared the Yorkshire champion in the 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

Britains best bakers and butchers to descend on Newark

Next weekend will see butchers across the UK gather in Newark for the ever-popular Autumn Bakers & Butchers Fair. Featuring competitions, speakers and the latest market innovations there will be plenty on offer for visitors.

Young Welsh butchers in Apprenticeship Awards shortlist

Two young Welsh butchers are hoping for success after being shortlisted in the finals for the prestigious Welsh Apprenticeship Awards.

GCA asks Tesco to look at attitude to suppliers

Just one week after Tesco announced a serious over-stating of profits and another meat contamination case, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon said she has asked the retailer to examine its behaviour towards suppliers.

Sheep prices set to struggle into 2015

The UK sheep trade is set to remain under pressure into the new year due to various reasons, according to Eblex.

False meat claims see Fortnum & Mason stripped of Royal grocer title

Fortnum & Mason been ditched as the Royal grocer after it became apparent it was making false claims on its meat packaging, according to the Mail Online.

QMS introduces point-of-sale centre

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new point-of-sale centre, which will allow members of the Scotch Butchers Club to create their own branded point-of-sale items.

Study finds similar blood levels in halal, schechita and ordinary meats

New research, reported in The Times, shows similar blood levels in ordinary meat and meat from animals killed by shechita and halal methods.

Slowest growth ever for supermarket sales

Intense competition and zero price inflation mean supermarket sales are growing at the slowest rate ever recorded, according to recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

New lamb supplier goes direct online

A new meat brand, Upper Teesdale Limited, is taking on the supermarkets by offering farmers higher returns, while shortening the lamb supply chain.

Groups join forces to improve food and drink energy efficiency

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board), Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced an 11m investment into the food and drink supply chain to help increase energy efficiency.

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