Foodservice

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.

April arrives at 2 Sisters

April Preston, former head of food product development at Marks & Spencer, has been appointed as innovation director at 2 Sisters Food Group.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Government cuts and deregulation are affecting meat safety, says Unison

Public service trade union Unison has warned that the public is at risk of food contamination due to cuts in council trading standards, environmental health and meat hygiene inspection.

RSPCA renews call for non-stun meat labels

The RSPCA renewed its call for clear labelling of non-stunned meat ahead of the House of Lords debate on religious slaughter on Thursday (16 January).

The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition returns

The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition will be held this year on Tuesday 18 March.

Welsh Lamb on the menu in Curry House of the Year contest

Voting is now open in the search for the best curry house in Wales. The competition is being run in association with Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales, and shortlisted restaurants will create a Welsh Lamb curry for the judges.

McDonald’s aims for sustainable beef

McDonald’s has announced a three-part plan to convert all the beef in its supply chain to meat that comes from verified sustainable sources.

Northern Irish beef company wins Selfridges contract

Antrim-based beef farmer and processor Bruces Hill Cattle Company has agreed a contract to supply Selfridges with its Dexter beef.

NFU and Soil Association commend Paterson’s vision

Major players in UK farming and agriculture have supported Owen Paterson’s call for self-suffuciency after the environment secretary spoke at the Oxford Farming Conference on Tuesday.

Chicken chain seeks to open drive-thru in Sunderland

Fast-food giant KFC is looking to add another feather to its cap with proposals for a new drive-thru restaurant in Sunderland.

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.

Greggs appoints non-exec director

Sausage roll giant Greggs has announced a new appointment to its board, with Allison Kirkby taking on a role as independent non-executive director.

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