Foodservice

Hollands looks to strengthen position

A dominant pie manufacturer in the UK, Hollands, is hoping to strengthen its position as a market leader with the launch of two new products. It is now introducing new four pack chicken and vegetable pies and new four pack minced beef and onion puddings.

Faccenda Foods invests in packing equipment

Faccenda Foods, a company that supplies poultry to the foodservice and retail sectors, has invested in new packaging equipment from Ishida Europe, which accurately weighs chicken legs and drumsticks.

Beef burgers recalled due to labelling error

Sykes House Farm has issued a recall for a batch of its Smiths Beef & Caramelised Onion Burgers over an incorrect use by date of 25 July.

South African dish hits pork-themed restaurant

After opening in March, a taste of South Africa has been welcomed by Windermeres The Pig.

Yorkshire wagyu a hit at Hao Cow

Driffields The Yorkshire Wagyu Company has become the sole meat supplier to Weymouth-based independent burger restaurant Hao Cow.

A cut above the rest

Theres increasing fusion going on at the moment between meat-driven restaurants and butchers.

Dawn Meats creates billionth beef burger for McDonalds

The Republic of Irelands Dawn Meats has been celebrating after producing its billionth Irish beef burger for fast food restaurant chain McDonalds.

Wales celebrates top lamb producer

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is to honour Daphne Tilley on receiving an MBE for her contribution to the food industry, in particular Welsh Lamb.

Cornwall cracks down on meat crime

A new regional multi-agency working group has been set up in Cornwall to help tackle issues facing the meat industry.

Trainee chefs receive hands-on learning from top butchers

WH Frost Butchers of Manchester and meat wholesaler Hartshead Meats of Lancashire, both Q Guild members, teamed up to deliver an educational programme to catering students.

HCC commits to developing sustainable food

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has signed an agreement to make food and drink production and consumption more sustainable.

Square Pie gets political

London-based Square Pie has launched two special Brexit-themed pies in time for the EU referendum, one In and one Out.

Celtic Pride beef producers optimistic about future

Celtic Pride Premium Beef Scheme producers were told of ambitious plans to increase sales of Celtic Pride Beef to premium catering establishments in the south east at Celtic Prides annual supplier meeting.

Meatcure seeks consumer backing

Burger chain Meatcure has begun a crowdfunding campaign in an effort to expand its empire.

Scottish shoppers urged to Do More With Pork

A new Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) campaign is encouraging consumers to Do More With Pork by cooking with Specially Selected Pork.

Halal beef demand rising as number of younger Muslims grows

The rising demand for halal beef and a younger Muslim population is creating huge opportunity, according to industry experts.

Smashburger plans UK expansion

US restaurant chain Smashburger has announced the acquisition of a further five sites in the UK, following the launch of its first UK restaurant at the Kingston Centre in Milton Keynes retail park this May.

Lucas Ingredients celebrates 90 years of success

Lucas Ingredients, a producer of quality ingredients, seasonings and mixes for the butchery industry in the UK, is this year celebrating 90 years of operation.

Linden Foods wins innovation award with chicken burger

Northern Irish meat processing company Linden Foods has been awarded with the Marks & Spencer (M&S) Best New Product Development Award for its innovative coriander and lemon chicken burger.

CCTV footage call ignites debate

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Veterinary Public Health Association (VPHA)s recent call for mandatory CCTV in slaughterhouses and that official veterinarians (OV) to have unrestricted access to footage has divided the sector.

Authenticate celebrates 75,000th product

Authenticate Information Service (IS), a food supply chain data and software firm that provides a platform for food chain transparency, has mapped its 75,000th product. In addition, it is now working with more than 4,000 food businesses in 69 countries.

Bernard Matthews responds to redundancy claims

Turkey processing company Bernard Matthews has responded to claims that it is facing financial hardship.

New steak range launched by C&J Meats

One of Irelands leading meat processors, C&J Meats, has launched a new range of branded premium steak products aimed at Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.

Greencore reports revenue and profit rise

Greencore saw success in its food-to-go division as it posted solid half-year results.

EHL unveils Brazilian blend

EHL Ingredients has launched a new Brazilian ingredient blend in time for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The Jolly Hog pork producer set to expand business

Bristol-based pork producer, The Jolly Hog, has secured a finance package from HSBC to help grow the business.

Success for Unbar Rothons new range

As part of its 95th anniversary celebrations, seasonings and marinades supplier Unbar Rothon has extended its range of products and services.

Broughgammon Farm plans farm shop and caf expansion

Northern Irish artisan cabrito and veal processor Broughgammon Farm has announced plans to add a farm shop and caf to its estate.

Meat Business Women networking event speaker list expanded

A new speaker has been added to the third Meat Business Women event.

Consumers encouraged to back British beef

The National Beef Association (NBA) is to showcase all the different cuts available from a cow, in an effort to alter shopping habits.

James Martins staff trained in meat knowledge

Staff members at James Martins Manchester restaurant have become the first in the North West to be trained in meat knowledge and quality.

Strong demand in UK for Parma Ham

The UK remains a solid market for Parma Ham, holding 12.4% of total exports, according to the Parma Ham Consortium.

Cutting-edge charcuterie with Charlie Turnbull

Charlie Turnbull is the acclaimed owner of Shaftesburys finest deli, Turnbulls, and gave his top tips to a packed food show crowd on how to assemble an eye-catching charcuterie counter.

QMS to continue focus on marketing

Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive, said the organisations priority, in terms of budget spend, remained marketing the Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork brands.

Cutting-edge charcuterie with Charlie Turnbull

Charlie Turnbull is the acclaimed owner of Shaftesburys finest deli, Turnbulls, and gave his top tips to a packed food show crowd on how to assemble an eye-catching charcuterie counter.

Crawshaw expansion fuels growth

The Crawshaw Group has reported a 51% growth in turnover for the year to 31 January 2016, from 24.6m the previous year to 37.1m.

Bestway launches premium cuts range

Bestway Wholesale has launched a range of top-quality fresh steaks under its Essentially Catering Premium label in response to customer demands.

Argo Foods issues chicken recall

Scottish poultry firm Argo Foods has recalled some whole cooked chicken products, due to the fact it had been producing and selling them with a shelf-life that was extended beyond the validated shelf-life, potentially posing a risk to human health.

Ginsters bulks up meat content in pasty slices

Ginsters has revamped its range of backed slices to incorporate even more British-sourced beef and chicken in its meaty pasty slices.

London hotel benefits from NI meat supplier

Northern Irish meat producer, Hannan Meats, has helped a London hotel find success.

Restaurants urged to cut antibiotic usage

Food companies have been asked by investors to stop sourcing their meat and poultry from suppliers that use antibiotics.

More Britons choose to dine in

Meat producers may be able to capitalise on an increasing trend of Britons deciding to dine in rather than eat out, by targeting the cost efficient, health conscious and adventurous.

Etheringtons Pasties awarded national food-safety standard

Cornish-based Etheringtons Pasties has been awarded with a Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) accreditation.

Linpac welcomes marketing and innovation director

Packaging specialist Linpac has welcomed Dr Helene Roberts as the new group marketing and innovation director, a newly created role for the company.

Parents encouraged to buy quality Scottish meat

Scotlands consumers are set to get an insight into the role that Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork plays in a balanced diet from an early age, thanks to a new series of weaning videos.

Eating habits impact premium meats

Premium meat products could be impacted by consumers demand for convenience, according to Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

Catering Mark customers spend 40m on Red Tractor products

New research has highlighted an increased spend on British, farm-assured and organic products in the catering sector.

PPS packaging awarded for environmentally-friendly box

Transit packaging company, PPS, has been crowned the winner of the Eco Pack Challenge at the Packaging Innovations Show 2016, leading to opportunities to partner with Marks & Spencer (M&S).

Buchanans launches innovative range of meat products

Northern Irish-based Buchanans has launched a unique range of meat products to grow the business year-round.

FSA seeks comments on rare burger production advice

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is looking for comments on new consolidated advice for the food industry and local authorities on the production of rare burgers.

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