Foodservice

Premium pork crackling finds new market

The Snaffling Pig Co, a creator of premium pork crackling, is now supplying products to pub group Brewhouse and Kitchen across the country.

We Hae Meat celebrates partnership with The Co-operative

Ayrshire-based family butcher business We Hae Meat has forged a supply deal worth £600,000 with 50 Co-operative stores throughout Scotland.

Chicken restaurant seeks crowdfunding investment

H.en, the chicken shop concept, is looking to raise £100,000 by crowdfunding with Crowdcube.

A new premium meat snack brand, Flodins, is to launch in the UK market.

A new premium meat snack brand, Flodins, is to launch in the UK market.

Guidance on free-from launched by BRC and FDF

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) and the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) have launched a guide, which provides food manufacturers, retailers and enforcement authorities with essential advice on making ‘free-from’ claims.

Shoreditch restaurant talks turkey

A restaurant is to open in London’s Shoreditch in spring 2016 that will be devoted to serving turkey. 

Fast food chains targeted for Living Wage protests

Fast food chains including McDonald’s and Burger King will face protests from members of the GMB union about the Living Wage today.  


McDonald’s launches premium burgers

Major fast food chain McDonald’s has revealed a pilot range of premium burgers which it launched in 28 restaurants last week.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen sees sales success due to premium demand

Premium burger chain, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, has cooked up £1 million of retail sales already this year. 

Brioche Burger adds halal Aberdeen Angus to menu

London’s Brioche Burger has expanded its menu by adding 100% halal certified Aberdeen Angus beef to its offerings. 

International markets grow for Welsh lamb

Austria has announced it will become the latest country to supply PGI Welsh Lamb.

Moy Park adds to trophy cabinet

Moy Park, the self-proclaimed largest poultry processor in Northern Ireland, was crowned the overall company at the UK Food Manufacture Excellence Awards on Tuesday (3 November).

William Reed Business Media announces new business partnership

William Reed Business Media (WRBM) is delighted to announce an exciting new business partnership with Virtual College.

Acoura Board welcomes new special advisors

David Gregory is set to join Acoura, a provider of risk services for the food and drink sector, as an advisor when he steps down from his position as chairman of Red Tractor at the end of the month. 

AHDB urges foodservice to try the lamb

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace lamb through a new AHDB Beef & Lamb digital campaign. 

Serious Pig calls for ‘craft, not crap’

Salami brand Serious Pig is calling for food companies to open up about their ingredients.

Canada opens borders for UK beef

The UK and Ireland are among countries that are now able to send beef to Canada, after it opened its borders to EU beef products for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Samworth Brothers hopes to continue growth

Following the release of a financial report for the year ended 27 December 2014, Samworth Brothers (Holding) Limited claimed it will continue to seek new opportunities. 

China’s appetite for UK pork continues to grow

China is now the biggest market for UK pork exports outside of Europe, according to AHDB Pork, with strong demand for offal likely to continue to grow. 

The Black Farmer sees continued success

Gluten-free meat producer The Black Farmer has experienced a week of triumph.

New range of premium cooked meats launched

Foodservice supplier Portal Foods has introduced a new range of premium cooked innovative meat toppings, developed in conjunction with its long-term cooked meats partner Dawn Farms.

Brady Family ham hits Budgens

Following a successful initial trial in three London stores, Irish pre-packed ham brand Brady Family has secured a listing across the full estate of Budgens UK stores, for its two best-selling products – Glazed By Hand and Traditional ham.

AHDB Beef & Lamb appoints new strategy director

Laura Ryan has been appointed as AHDB Beef & Lamb’s new sector strategy director. After successfully launching premium beef and lamb brands in the North East of England, she joined AHDB in 2007. Prior to her new appointment, she held the position of head of strategic marketing.

New trend creeps into London

For diners seeking something a little different, an experimental kitchen in London is catering to those bored of the everyday cuisine. 

First ever roast in the bag pork launched by The Black Farmer

The Black Farmer is to launch a new Roast in the Bag Sage & Onion Pork Loin Joint as part of the brand’s move into the convenience sector. 

Cranswick exceeds expectations in first half of 2015

Meat and poultry supplier Cranswick’s revenues for the first half of the year have exceeded board expectations.

Douglas Bell appointed head of industry development

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has appointed Douglas Bell as its new head of industry development. 

Strong six months for Crawshaw

The Crawshaw Group has posted strong results for the first half of 2015.

Best British Roast Dinner finalists announced

The five finalists for the Best British Roast Dinner Competition 2015 have been announced. 

Fare of London teams up with Laverstoke Park Farm

Contract and event caterer Fare of London has announced a partnership with buffalo supplier Laverstoke Park Farm, as part of its 25th anniversary Forgotten Fare campaign. 

Organic farm expands empire

Award-winning Eversfield Organic Farm has announced that it has acquired Dorset Farms for an undisclosed sum. This transaction has elevated the business to become one of the nation’s biggest brands in providing organic and free-range products.

NPD could generate £92m in added sales

Almost £92m in extra sales could be generated if the meat industry pursued new product development opportunities proposed by AHDB Beef & Lamb, according to the sector group.

Essentia Protein Solutions launches new meat flavours

Essentia Protein Solutions has launched into the flavours market with a new range of meat broth-based flavours for meat, savoury and seasoning applications. 

Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales. 

2 Sisters announces £55m investment

2 Sisters Food Group is to invest £55 million in its Meal Solutions Division, including a £38m revamp of its Pennine site.

Braehead appoints new managing director

One of Scotland’s leading wholesalers and game processors, Braehead Foods, has promoted Gavin Tennent from general manager to managing director.

MPs seek answers for falling meat prices

Following a difficult summer for cattle producers, the government’s environment, food and rural affairs committee is to examine aggravating factors affecting farmgate prices.

Apprentices bring abattoir success

A Welsh abattoir business that uses an apprenticeship scheme to create the next-generation workforce has been shortlisted for a major award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.

Traditional sandwich range receives ‘exotic’ update

Pie specialist Wrights has given its sandwich range a modern makeover.

Pork Farms Group becomes Addo Food Group

Pork Farms Group has been rebranded as Addo Food Group.

Premier Food recalls Bisto Gravy Granules

Premier Food has recalled some batches of Bisto For Chicken Gravy Granules and Reduced Salt Bisto For Chicken Gravy Granules because some packs may contain small pieces of metal due to a production fault.

British meat to be showcased at Anuga

AHDB Beef & Lamb is due to take Quality Standard Mark (QSM) beef and lamb products to one of the world’s leading food fairs.

Welsh lamb industry urged to increase shelf-life

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales is seeking industry views on how to help Welsh Lamb products stay on shop shelves for longer, increase their market value and boost export potential.

New packaging brings benefits to cooked meats range

Ireland’s leading cooked meats company, Greene Farm Foods, has teamed up with Macfarlane Labels to launch new packaging for its products.

Wall’s extends Ready Baked range

Wall’s has added two new flavours to its microwaveable Ready Baked range: Cumberland and Pork & Onion.

Steak cuts guide published by AHDB

A new guide to help chefs and foodservice operators maximise their profits from a range of steak cuts and provide menu inspiration has been unveiled by AHDB Beef & Lamb. 

Red Tractor Week gains ministerial backing

Minister of State at Defra, George Eustice MP, has pledged his support for the high-profile Red Tractor Week campaign.

Indian chef brings a taste of home to The Lake District

A well-known restaurant in the Cumbrian town of Cockermouth has launched a unique ‘signature dish’.  

Burger bar offers full halal menu

Family-run restaurant Brioche Burger is capitalising in on London’s large Muslim population. 

FSA puts forward rare burger guidance

The increased popularity of burgers served rare has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to look at how businesses can meet consumer demand while ensuring public health remains protected. 

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