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Meat bosses react to environmental attack

Trade experts have defended the meat industry after a BBC article reported that meat consumption needs to fall in order to protect the environment.

Butchers targets students with value meat box

Butchers shop G N Badley and Sons is offering university students across the country affordable meat through its new student meat box scheme which it hopes will set it apart from the supermarkets.

Quality Standard Mark celebrates 10th anniversary

The Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme for beef and lamb is to celebrate its 10th year, Eblex has reported.

Butchers urged to register for fair

With competitions, speakers and latest innovations on display, butchers are being urged to register for free entry to this Autumns Butchers and Bakers Fair.

Eblex embarks on Festival of Lamb

With a host of promotional activity and British lamb in abundance as we enter autumn, Eblex has announced a Festival of Lamb.

Butchers Shop of the Year finalists revealed

Butchers throughout the UK are celebrating after being named as finalists in the prestigious Butchers Shop of the Year Awards.

Cor Blimey chilli launched

Meat seasoning manufacturer Unbar Rothon has launched a new seasoning for burgers and sausages with the help of a Q Guild butcher.

FSA inspectors take second strike action

The second day of Unison strikes went ahead yesterday (27 August) as Food Standards Agency (FSA) meat inspectors walked out over pay.

BDCI welcomes bursary applications

The BDCI is now welcoming applications for its bursary programme announced earlier this month.

Pork roadshows postponed

Bpex has postponed its Regional Roadshow events this year in an overall review of its marketing programme.

Makeover for Hazlemere butchers

A Buckinghamshire butchers shop, Halls of Hazlemere, has been refurbished for the first time in almost 30 years.

Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

Gist, a UK supply chain company, has announced it will join the Feeding Britains Future campaign to help tackle youth unemployment.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

DNA sample meat testing in Ireland reveals surprising results

DNA testing in butchers shops in Ireland has shown that more than half of the sampled products were not Irish.

Butchery apprenticeship standard receives government go-ahead

The new butchery apprenticeship standard, developed by a Trailblazer Employer Group, has received ministerial approval after months of hard work.

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.

Bpex updates butchers website

Bpex has revamped its PorkforButchers website, which it said now contained the latest information on Bpex marketing campaigns, the latest consumer recipe booklets, advice on pork cuts and industry news.

Titanic butchers building faces demolition

A Liverpool butchers shop, which supplied meat to the doomed Titanic, is under threat of demolition.

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.

Dicksons butchers supports Tyneside music event

Historic family business Dicksons pork butchers is supporting some of the UKs biggest music stars by signing up to sponsor the SoundWaves 2014 open air concert.

Great Yorkshire contest introduces new UK-wide category

The prestigious Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition is to feature a new category this year for open small pork pies.

Matthew Fort to present Q Guild awards

Celebrity food writer Matthew Fort has been revealed as the presenter of the 2014 Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

KellyBronze celebrates 30th birthday

KellyBronze has turned 30, and celebrated with a birthday bash on the farm in Essex.

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).

Farm shops sausages go online

Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, has launched an online sausage shop, meaning its bangers are now available for home delivery throughout the country.

Framlingham aims to repeat SausageFest success

Following last years runaway success, SausageFest is back this autumn, to treat the people of Framlingham to a day of family fun.

Meat industry charity to award bursaries amid change to organisation

Students will now be able to train for a career in the meat industry with a little helping hand, courtesy of the sectors leading charity, the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI).

FSA publishes figures on campylobacter

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

Keith Chegwin to hand out Butchers Fair prizes

Television legend Keith Chegwin will be leading the celebrations at the Butchers and Bakers Fair Autumn later this year.

Deadline extended for Butchers Shop of the Year Awards

Entrants to the prestigious Butchers Shop of the Year Awards are being given an extra bit of breathing room with the deadline for entry extended by a week to 8 August.

Bear Grylls offers support to Butchers Bike Challenge

An ex-butcher and special forces veteran is to cycle from Lands End to John oGroats on a butchers bike, to raise money for several charities.

Meat Porter joins online market place

Meat Porter, an online artisan butchery, has been added to the online marketplace Not On the High Street.

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).

Smithfield traders lament government block on regeneration plans

Smithfield traders have expressed regret at the decision by the communities secretary Eric Pickles to reject proposals to breathe new life into the derelict former general markets and fish market buildings.

Q Guild grows membership base

The Q Guild of Butchers has accepted five new members from across the country in the first half of 2014.

FSA staff to be balloted for strike action

A proposed strike by meat hygiene inspectors and supporting staff could cause disruption to the meat supply chain, processing bosses have warned.

Entries invited for National Pie Competition

As the Bakers and Butchers Autumn Fair approaches, the National Pie Competition held at the event is now open for entries.

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.

Kiwis win Tri-Nations butchery comp

The New Zealand team won the Tri-Nations Butchers' Challenge once again this year, picking up the award last night (10 July) at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards at the Hilton in Park Lane, London.

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.

Butchers missing online opportunity, argues Eblex

Research suggests that online shopping is the way forward for butchers, with turnover from online retail expected to rise 175% in five years.

Lincolnshire butchers joins Q Guild

After picking up an award at MTJs 2013 Butchers Shop of the Year awards, G Simpson butchers has made it into the butchers Q Guild.

Eblex backs burger sales with POS kit

To make the most of the gourmet burger trend, Eblex is offering butchers a point-of-sale kit to use to promote their burgers.

Butchers Challenge should educate and inspire, says Eblex chairman

Global co-operation and inspiration to a younger generation of butchers should be just some of the shared objectives of competitions like the Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge, guests to the events Gala Dinner were told.

Meat industry charity raises 800 via Gala Dinner

Guests enjoyed a six-course meal at Butchers Hall and raised funds at the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institutions (BDCI) Gala Dinner.

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