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Eblex steak guide added to beef box options

Eblex has added a new steak guide to its beef box scheme kit, which is designed to provide farmers with all the resources they need to sell their meat directly to consumers.

Pasty champion keeps it in the family

Twelve-year-old Simon Cornish became the third member of his family to be crowned a champion at the Eden Projects World Pasty Championships.

Suspected illegal meat operations discovered in the Midlands and Northern Ireland

Suspected illegal meat operations were discovered and products seized in separate investigations in the Midlands and Northern Ireland.

Telford butcher introduces meat delivery service

A Shropshire-based butcher is hoping to tempt his customers with the launch of new service delivering meat boxes directly to their doors.

Survey suggests poor understanding about red meat nutrition could be detrimental

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has carried out a survey which it says reveals a lack of understanding on the nutritional value of red meat, causing a knowledge gap that could be detrimental to UK health.

Video: MTC and IOM awards 2014

Meatinfo.co.uk's video review of the MTC and IOM awards 2014, held at Butchers' Hall in London on 25 February 2014.

New Malcolm Allan factory officially opened

Scottish family butcher Malcolm Allans new factory was officially opened by MSP Richard Lochhead yesterday (25 February), following a 4m investment.

Health and safety poster update warning

Legislation will come in from April requiring new health and safety law posters to be displayed in workplaces, but equipment supplier Slingsby said that many organisations were unaware of the deadline.

Stars of the future announced at MTC and IOM awards

The Institute of Meat (IOM) and Meat Training Council (MTC) Awards, held at the historic Butchers Hall in London on 25 February, saw a number of winners rewarded for endeavour and excellence within meat industry training.

Foodservice operators urged to reassess bacon offering

Brakes is urging operators to reassess their bacon offering, in light of the rising popularity of smoked bacon.

Experts dispute meat and Alzheimers link

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has hit back at a new US study which claims grilled, fried or barbecued meat could increase the risk of Alzheimers disease.

New chairman as BDCI prepares 2014 fundraising events

Meat industry charity the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has a number of events planned for 2014, after the festival chairmans official handover lunch.

Mineral levels and meat consumption linked

Lower consumption of meat could be linked to low levels of mineral intakes, according to a new study.

Eblex launches new Beef Yield Guide

A new guide to help the supply chain maximise the value of beef carcase has been launched by Eblex.

NFUS seeks help in securing chicken sector

NFU Scotland (NFUS) has urged the Scottish government and retailers to help in securing the future and growth of the chicken industry.

Mayfair butcher welcomes brave 12-year-old

Samuel Collins, who suffers from a rare bone cancer, was treated to a fun-packed trip to butcher Allens of Mayfair and hotel The Connaught, organised by the Starlight Childrens Foundation.

Places at Eblex Processor Conference going fast

Around 30 delegates have already confirmed attendance at the Eblex Processor Conference in March.

Farm Shop & Deli winners announced

The Farm Shop & Deli Awards has announced nine regional winners who showed highest levels of service, product knowledge, initiative, innovation and community involvement.

GB Olympic bobsledders thank butchers

Wiltshires Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls John Jackson and Paula Walker were in Devizes earlier this week to thank their sponsor award-winning butchers Walter Rose & Son.

Northern butcher praised by food critic

North of England catering butcher Yorkshire Dales Meat Company (YDMC) has been praised by tough food critics in the north.

Booker boss advises food industry to change strategy

Food suppliers need to rethink their strategies and avoid being ground down by the supermarkets for limited growth, according to the chief executive of wholesale giant Booker.

Video: Outlook Conference 2014 review

The 2014 AHDB Outlook Conference was held at One George Street in Westminster, London. Speakers included George Eustice MP, Connor McVeigh from McDonald's and Richard Brown from Gira.

Butchers and suppliers donate meat to Somerset flooding victims

Evans Butchers in Langport, with help from Tican meat suppliers, have been delivering meat to those cut off by the floods in Somerset.

Constraint in long-term beef supplies

Beef supplies will remain tight into the long term, but consumer demand remains robust, delegates to the Outlook Conference were told.

Expert says 2014 meat outlook is positive

Richard Brown, director of consultancy and research company Gira, talked positively about the trading environment for the UK meat industry at the AHDB Outlook Conference on Wednesday.

Beef and veal supply expected to remain tight

AHDB Market Intelligence and Eblex forecasts suggest that while beef and veal supply is expected to be up on last year, the long-term situation will remain tight.

Yorkshire butchers again announced as 2013 Countryside Alliance regional champion

H Weatherhead & Sons Butchers in Pateley Bridge has been chosen as Yorkshire champion in the 2013 Countryside Alliance Awards for the second year running.

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.

Scotch Beef PGI campaign targets 11 million people

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) last week launched a 650,000 campaign to promote PGI Scotch Beef, targeting 11 million consumers.

Egg industry warns butchers over display dangers

The British Egg Industry Council has written to leading butchers organisations warning them of the dangers of storing eggs in window displays.

NFMFT complains about BBC Michel Roux Jr programme

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has sent a letter of complaint to BBC Twos Food and Drink series, complaining of the inaccuracy of information shown on the subject of butchery in a January episode.

Champion butcher appeals for VQ award

Welsh butcher Tomi Jones is encouraging learners and employers to enter the Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards, launched today (5 February).

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.

Bolster Moor takes north east champion title

Bolster Moor Farm Shop took the Overall Champion title for the north east at the Bpex Regional Pork Product Excellence Awards Roadshow.

Yorkshire Dales Meat supplies rugby club

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company is now offering players and supporters of Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club the opportunity to buy meat boxes.

Telford butcher introduces stock track app

A family-run butcher in Telford has launched an app to help staff track the movement of stock coming into the shop and identify exactly where its come from.

Clayton Park brings out new pie line

Pie, pasty and savoury supplier Clayton Park has added new pies to its range.

Great British Banger competition returns

The Great British BBQ campaign has launched another Great British Banger competition this year, with the aim of promoting year-round barbecuing and supporting local produce.

Belfast pies boom after good rugby sales

Artisan pie-maker Jolly Pies has seen an increase in orders around Britain after visiting fans to Ulster rugby games, where they are sold, developed a taste for the handmade pies.

British Pie Awards take on military theme

British pie-makers across the country are dusting off their aprons in readiness for this years British Pie Awards 2014. The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (MMPPA), the events organiser, is hoping to build on last years event, which attracted 983 entries from bakers and butchers around the country.

Exotic meats butcher joins Q Guild

Tilehurst Village Butchers, which sells homemade pies containing bison, zebra and alpaca, has landed one of the top accolades in the industry acceptance into the Q Guild of Butchers.

Scotch Lamb campaign sees very positive results

The Wham Bam Thank You Lamb Scotch Lamb advertising campaign has delivered strong results, according to findings from the food and grocery research charity IGD.

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.

Scottish pie campaign launched

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has developed a new campaign to encourage people to warm up and beat the winter blues with meat pies.

Former World Scotch Pie champion wins new category

Paul Boyle, from Boghall Butchers, West Lothian, has won the Scotch Pie Club Awards first apple pie contest.

Perth butchery service saved

A Perth butchery service for small farmers has been bought by Vikki Banks, of Seriously Good Venison, after it was threatened with closure.

Chadwicks Butchers assist in drive for red tape cuts

Chadwicks Butchers in Balham has been working with the governments Business, Innovations & Skills department (BIS) in a project aimed at cutting red tape for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Bpex launches pork roasting video guides

Bpex has produced a collection of short films to encourage chefs and caterers to get the most out of pork roasting joints.

New BDCI festival chairman reveals plans

The Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI) has appointed a new festival chairman, Norman Hatcliff, who has revealed his plans for the coming year.

Whole turkey sales poor, but butchers report good Christmas

While standard whole turkey sales suffered, many butchers enjoyed a positive Christmas period, with alternatives such as beef proving a big hit.

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