Foodservice

‘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.

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

Burgers reach ‘popularity peak’ in foodservice

According to research carried out by one foodservice consultancy, burgers are the nation’s favourite dish to order when eating out, but they may have reached a popularity ceiling.

Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

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

FSA brings barbecue hygiene into focus

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a statement urging consumers to “uphold hygiene standards” when barbecuing during the remaining days of summer.

Meat products do well at Great Taste Awards

Meat brands cleared up at this year’s Great Taste Awards with a whole host of meat products now eligible to use the ‘Great Taste’ logo.

Game body reveals how to handle grouse

The shooting season is almost under way and to help consumers enjoy grouse to its fullest, game promotion body Taste of Game has produced a guide to the meat.

UK and Irish foods stand up to origin test

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not found any misleading information in a study looking at foods which have UK and Ireland country of origin claims.

British beef and lamb presented to Austrian foodservice

Eblex continues to focus on exports and has showcased British beef and lamb in Vienna to the Austrian foodservice sector.

British farmers to benefit from public procurement plan

Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced a potential £400m boost for British food businesses in a move that has been backed by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Entries open for foodservice sausage contest

Bpex is calling on British sausage-makers to enter their products into its Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food exports with lamb menu

Gordon Ramsay supported a British food exports summit by creating a gala menu, which included a saddle of British lamb, to showcase the best of British to foreign buyers.

Meat firm reports soaring sales as Tour de France hits Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen sales soar by 150% as the Tour de France arrives in the area.

Beef industry gathers to tackle ‘perfect storm’

A “perfect storm” was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

McDonald’s bestows sustainability award on Dawn Meats

Irish company Dawn Meats was “honoured” to receive a global sustainability award from McDonald’s.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Bpex launches gammon campaign

Bpex are encouraging butchers and retailers to get behind their latest campaign to promote cooking with gammon all year round.

Food festival to include special pork focus

Porkstock, a new food festival coming to Norfolk, hopes to show attendees the best that pork has to offer.

Gog Magog Hills farm shop wins best burger accolade

A Cambridgeshire farm shop has won Eblex’s England’s Best Burger competition for its speciality marrow burger.

Video: Bpex Barbecue Roadshow

Bpex took to the road with its Barbecue Roadshow 2014 last month, demonstrating how chefs and caterers can make the most of different pork cuts on the barbecue.

Royals get to taste a Scotch Beef pie

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been treated to a specially made Strathearn pie on their most recent royal tour of Perthshire.

Three British chefs awarded Irish Beef Club status

Three of Britain’s top chefs have been awarded membership to the Chef’s Irish Beef Club, run by Irish food body Bord Bía.

Celeb chef showcases Northern Irish meat at Selfridges

Chef Mark Hix and Selfridges have collaborated to hold a high-profile dinner to promote local suppliers and British produce, and Northern Irish beef and pork is on the menu.

Investment made in new meat DNA testing

Food advisory and testing group Exova has invested in new DNA testing equipment to confirm the source of meat found in products.

Infographic: BPC highlights low poultry price rises

New data shows that poultry prices have risen at the slowest rate of 29 different food categories in an Office for National Statistics study.

Welsh Lamb Club chef crowned ‘Food Personality of the Year’

Celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala, a member of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales’ Welsh Lamb Club, has been named Food Personality of the Year at the BBC Food and Farming Awards.

Special sausages created for start of Tour de France

A Yorkshire butcher has teamed up with a local brewer to produce French-style sausages in celebration of the start of the Tour de France (Grand Depart) in Yorkshire.

Vets rubbish calls for halal labelling

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has said that compulsory labelling of meat products as halal will not improve animal welfare, but just fuel prejudice.

New FSA board appointments

Three new board members have been appointed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Prime Minister rejects compulsory halal labelling scheme

David Cameron does not support the compulsory labelling of halal meat products, according to a statement from Downing Street.

Leicester removes halal products from schools, following kebab discovery

Halal meat products have been taken off Leicester school menus, after one lamb product – a lamb sheek kebab – was found to contain more than 50% beef.

Tulip investment to create 80 jobs at BBQ plant

Tulip Ltd has created 80 new jobs with a £2.3 million investment in a new production facilty in the Midlands, which is dedicated to BBQ, slow-cooked and pulled meat products.

Tulip Foodservice launches sous vide range

Tulip Foodservice is promoting its new sous vide range, having trialled it at Hotelympia.

Best Burger finalists revealed

The finalists of England’s Best Burger Challenge 2014 have been announced before the overall winner is awarded the title of England’s Best Burger next month.

Butchery opened at new M5 services

Gloucester Services, a new farm shop and café opening on the M5 today (7 May 2014), will include a local butchery.

NFUS identifies improved labelling on Scottish meat

ScotchWatch, NFU Scotland’s (NFUS’) ongoing examination of the amount of Scottish meat labelled as Scottish in supermarkets north of the border, has highlighted some positive developments.

Apple pie fought off savoury opposition to win pie title

A Bramley apple pie, produced by Morecambe Football Club, has been crowned Supreme Champion at the British Pie Awards 2014.

Scottish pupils engage in burger concept for processor

Pupils from Bathgate Academy, West Lothian, have created and marketed a healthy new burger concept for beef processor AK Stoddart.

HCC reveals fall in beef prices

According to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), an increase in the UK’s supply of prime cattle and an uplift in imports, alongside subdued consumer demand, have caused a fall in beef prices in recent months.

Premier Foods sees Q1 fall in grocery

Premier Foods, owner of gravy and stock brands Aah Bisto and Oxo, has announced a 6.2% decrease in grocery sales in the first quarter.

QMS Lamb campaign up for marketing award

Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) ‘Wham Bam Thank You Lamb’ campaign has been shortlisted for a national marketing award.

Harper Adams to set up taste test panel for meat

Harper Adams University is looking to recruit sensory panel members, who will be paid to taste meat.

Irish processor enjoys strong profits

Fane Valley Co-operative has reported a 17% increase in turnover, as well as a 50% rise in pre-tax profits, for the last year. 

Great British Beef Week set to boost quality sales

The countdown is on to Great British Beef Week 2014, with Ladies in Beef co-founders Minette Batters and Jilly Greed urging the British beef industry to get behind the promotion.

Meat fraud discovered in takeaways

Consumer magazine Which? has found shocking evidence of food fraud in lamb takeaway dishes, with 40% of meat tested contaminated with other meats.

Meat industry concerned over small business inspection charge

The European Parliament has voted to delete an exemption which currently saves small meat businesses millions of pounds each year.

Chicken tops Easter meal poll

Chicken is the most popular choice for a special Easter meal this year, according to a recent IGD ShopperVista survey.

Freedom Food launches free online supplier directory

Freedom Food members can now sign up to a new free online supplier directory, which the animal welfare scheme said could be great for business for its suppliers.

QMS appoints knowledge transfer specialist

Michael Blanche has been appointed to Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) industry development team, as knowledge transfer specialist.

McDonald’s launches new digital business tool to help farmers save money

Fast food giant McDonald’s has launched a new digital business tool, which aims to help the beef industry save money and reduce CO2 emissions.

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