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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 Allen’s of Mayfair and hotel The Connaught, organised by the Starlight Children’s 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

Wiltshire’s Olympic bobsleigh hopefuls John Jackson and Paula Walker were in Devizes earlier this week to thank their sponsor – award-winning butcher’s 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 butcher’s 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 parliament’s 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 Two’s 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 it’s 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 year’s British Pie Awards 2014. The Melton Mowbray Pork Pie Association (MMPPA), the event’s organiser, is hoping to build on last year’s 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 England’s best burger

This year’s England’s 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.

Chadwick’s Butchers assist in drive for red tape cuts

Chadwick’s Butchers in Balham has been working with the government’s 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.

Bpex invites response to confidence survey

Bpex has launched its annual confidence survey, which is being sent out to the pig industry.

Taste Cumbria backs Herdwick meat project

Taste Cumbria has recently launched a project which promotes Cumbrian product, Herdwick meat, and the way it is farmed.

Pop star in new anti-meat outburst

Campaigning vegeterian and former pop-star Morrisey is back on the anti-meat bandwagon, this time comparing meat consumption with paedophilia.

Turkey firms raise £2k for charity

Small traditional turkey producers taking part in the Turkeys for Troops campaign have raised £2,000 for Help for Heroes.

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.

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.

Butchers see rise in footfall in light of horsemeat issues

We speak with a Surrey-based butcher to see how the horsemeat scandal has effected his business.

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.

NBW 2013 gets off the starting blocks

Butchers are being urged to get ready for next year's National Butchers' Week, with MTJ again gearing up to put the trade firmly in the spotlight.

It's nearly here

The long-awaited final of MTJ's prestigious Butcher's Shop of the Year awards is fast approaching, with this year's ceremony to be hosted by a special celebrity guest.

Devro lowers annual profit forecast

Sausage casing supplier Devro said its full-year operating profit would be around 3% down on expectations due to currency fluctuations, inflation in hide costs and delays to capacity expansion projects.

Butchers' Fair sets out its autumn stall

Registration is now open for MTJ's Butchers' Fair Autumn, which organisers are claiming will be the best yet. The event, taking place at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on Sunday 7 October 2012, will host the final of MTJ's prestigious Champions of Champions sausage competition, sponsored by Bpex and Lucas Ingredients, as well as the National Pie Competition, with categories sponsored by Eblex.

Grant stirs it up

Standard cooking vessels can now be transformed into sous-vide baths thanks to the launch of Grant Instruments' SV200 stirred heater.

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