Foodservice

Crawshaw welcomes new director

Alan Richardson is set to join butchery business Crawshaw Group as chief financial officer.

Foodservice firm boosted by butchery buy

Wales-based Harlech Foodservice has boosted its turnover substantially following the acquisition of a butchery business three years ago.

Hunt’s Foodservice goes mobile with new website

Hunt’s Foodservice has launched a new mobile-friendly website, huntsfoodservice.co.uk with a new design and key information about products and company updates. 

Halal sector hits TV screens

A new 15-minute film about sheep meat production for the halal market is hoping to educate viewers on the often misunderstood practice. 

London to get a taste of The Highlands

The Wild Game Co is set to bring its authentic Scottish street food to London’s West End. 

Ballymaguire Foods to open new plant

Irish-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs and add €4 million (£2.8m) to the Irish economy annually with the construction of a new food plant. 

Traditional turkey gets unconventional makeover from chef Rachel Green

The Traditional Farmfresh Turkey Association (TFTA) has been working with award-winning chef Rachel Green to develop non-traditional turkey recipes out of leftover dishes. 

‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition deadline approaches

Time is running out to enter the ‘Best British Roast Dinner’ competition, sponsored by Knorr Gravy and supported by Colman’s mustard. 

Progress towards lifetime-assured beef receives support

Upon reviewing a consultation completed earlier in the year, Red Tractor has revealed that progress has been made towards changing the classification of lifetime assurance for beef.

New opportunities for pie manufacturer

One of the country’s largest manufacturers of pies and pasties has secured a distribution agreement with the largest ethnic superstore chain in the north of England – Manchester Superstores.

New campaign promotes cooking with lamb

AHDB Beef & Lamb has joined forces with the European Union, Interbev in France and Bord Bía in Ireland to create the ‘Lamb. Tasty Easy Fun’ campaign in an effort to tackle the decline in sales and to promote it as an easy alternative to other, more common, meats.

Pulled pork campaign a success

Figures released today from Kantar Worldpanel have revealed that a marketing campaign led by AHDB Pork has helped fuel a dramatic increase in fresh pork sales.

PETA opposes pig farm

A petition to prevent the development of a major pig factory farm in Limavady, Londonderry, has received backing from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

Ginsters appoints new managing director

Ginsters, which claims to have the largest selling product in the whole of the savoury pastry market, has appointed Kieran Hemsworth as their new managing director.  

British cooked meat industry heats up

Ireland’s Kerry Foods is looking to expand its market by launching its new premium cooked meat brand, Fire & Smoke, in Great Britain.

Opportunity knocks for sous-vide

AHDB Beef & Lamb believes there are clear opportunities in exploring sous-vide and enhancing ready-cooked product ranges in the beef and lamb categories. 

Clifton Quality Meats adds new premises

Wholesale catering butcher Clifton Quality Meats is eyeing expansion after investing in new premises. 

Fine dining restaurant to offer in-house aged meats

London-based Crocker’s Folly is reinventing the traditional pub experience with its own aged meats, produced on the premises, served in historic surroundings. 

JJ Food Service adds theatre with new counter

JJ Food Service has opened a new state-of-the-art fresh meat and poultry counter at its Enfield branch in an effort to capitalise on impulse sales. 

Moy Park wins safety award

Moy Park has won the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Food and Drink Health & Safety Award for 2015.

Welsh pig producers get online support

A new website is being launched to encourage customers to consume high-quality Welsh pork.

QMS lamb campaign to debut in August

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is set to hit 3.7 million consumers with its latest advertising campaign.

Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award winners unveiled

Tebay and Gloucester Services have won the Samworth Brothers Rural Action Award, in recognition of their support for local rural communities.

Dicksons aims to grow range with new appointment

Dicksons Butchers is set to grow its retail and wholesale range with the appointment of a new product development consultant. 

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future. 

New standard set for catering butchers

The National Association of Catering Butchers (NACB) has officially launched its new standard. 

Interfood tops grid at charity race day

Interfood Technology is in pole position to raise over £6,000 for charity following a karting race day at Daytona Motorsport in Milton Keynes.  

Glastonbury Festival meat supplier has another successful year

Glastonbury’s main meat supplier, Jon Thorner’s, has seen out another successful festival as “it gets better each year”.

JJ Food Service grows range to include smaller packs

In an effort to support more smaller caterers and encourage customers to sample more fresh meat, JJ Food Service has introduced smaller pack sizes for its fresh meat and poultry. 

Poultry industry adds £300m extra to UK GDP

The affordability of poultry products relative to other foods has helped the industry grow its contribution to UK GDP by £300 million. 

Hunt’s Foodservice to sponsor Harbour Bites festival

Hunt’s Foodservice has announced that it will be sponsoring the very first Harbour Bites West Bay Food Weekend. 

Brakes commits to all-British lamb range

Brakes is to relaunch its Prime Meats lamb range to enable caterers to serve products which are easily traceable and produced by British farmers. 

British meat key to foodservice success

Foodservice companies looking to gain consumers’ trust should use more British meat and making customers aware of it, according to the National Pig Association (NPA). 

Hunt's Foodservice to supply Glastonbury Festival

Hunt's Foodservice has announced it will supply the frozen, chilled and ambient food to onsite caterers at Glastonbury Festival. 

Call for input on future Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock

The industry has been encouraged to help shape the future of the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL). 

Cranswick reports positive progress in year-end results

Pork processor Cranswick has posted sales of over £1bn due to “excellent strategic and commercial progress in the last year”, the company reported.

Free meat supply chain event organised

Pork and red meat levy bodies Bpex and Eblex are offering meat industry professionals a free conference set to discuss the use and flow of information in the supply chain.

Don’t miss future of food and drink conference

Today is the last day to get your hands on early bird tickets for our New Frontiers in Food and Drink conference.

New meat sensor aims to help combat waste

Scientists at the Massachusetts University of Technology (MIT) have created a sensor which detects gases emitted from rotting meat, which could help to reduce food waste.

Video: The Farm Shop & Deli Show 2015

This year's Farm Shop & Deli Show saw over 400 suppliers descend on Birmingham to exhibit at the NEC.

Video: Eblex QSM Excellence Awards 2015

Eblex has crowned the winners of its Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards, recognising England's Best Sirloin Steak, England's Best Innovative Steak, and England's Best Steak Pie. 

Bill Gates issues pro-meat blog

Former vegetarian and billionaire Bill Gates has backed meat production in his latest blog post, stating you can eat meat and still be environmentally friendly.

Butchery academy renews deal for Jamie Oliver apprentices

Etherington’s Butchery Academy has renewed its partnership with Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall Apprentice Programme, providing butchery training to Jamie’s young students.

Chicken creation takes the crown at British Pie Awards

The Great North Pie Co. has been crowned the Supreme Champion of this year’s British Pie Awards for its Chicken, Mushroom, English Mustard & Cream creation.

Eblex reveals Best Steak competition results

The winners of ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’, ‘England’s Best Innovative Steak’ and ‘England’s Best Steak Pie’ have been revealed at Eblex’s Quality Standard Mark Excellence Awards at Underglobe in London.

Scottish standards body urges meat industry to improve compliancy

The newly formed Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has urged the meat industry to improve its compliancy in order to be “best in class”, at this year’s Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) conference in Glasgow last weekend.

Scottish beef farmers urged to remain positive

The over-supply of cattle in Scotland has been described as a “short-term blip” by president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Alan McNaughton.

Meat industry veteran passes on

Fred Mallion, one of the best-known and respected people in the meat industry, has died at the age of 94. He spent his entire working life in the trade and was well-known throughout the industry for his major contribution to education and training.

Bpex launches pulled pork campaign for butchers

Bpex has launched point-of-sale material for butchers as part of its campaign to promote pulled pork.

Retailers win out against foodservice on public trust for British meat

Supermarkets have stolen a march on restaurants and fast food chains when it comes to gaining public trust, due to a policy of sourcing more British meat, according to new data.

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