Meat and Health
Sheep producers have been told that using stock data from fallen animals can help stop further loss.
A pupil at Cornwall’s Duchy College Stoke Climsland has suggested that insect larvae could soon replace traditional meats as a main source of protein.
Major ham and bacon processors are trialling a natural ingredient made from Mediterranean fruits and spices designed to replace nitrites and nitrates, which have been linked with cancer.
Butchers in the Northamptonshire area have been warned about contaminated meat.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is calling for mandatory method of production food labelling on meat and dairy products.
As mating season approaches, producers are being told that optimising ram and ewe conditions is of the upmost importance.
Changes are taking place at the British Pig Health Scheme (BPHS), but producers who use the service should see no difference.
Continued sunshine into early August has given the fresh primary meat and poultry and chilled fish sectors a healthy boost in volume terms.
Animal rights group, Animal Aid, has received 7,500 signatures in support of its campaign against what it describes to be a factory farm in Upton, Lincolnshire.
The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has announced further measures today (Tuesday, 30 August) to tackle bovine TB as part of its 25-year strategy to eradicate the disease.
Over five million consumers are “at risk of food poisoning” from eating rare burgers that are pink in the middle, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned.
A Scottish Food Crime Helpline was launched today (25 August 2016) by Food Standards Scotland (FSS) and independent charity Crimestoppers to enable consumers and industry to report anonymously suspicions of food crime.
New research from Musclefood.com has revealed that our favourite grilled meats may come at a cost.
A reported extension to the badger cull has reawoken an ongoing row regarding the process and its impact on tackling TB in cattle.
14 pigs have been stolen from a farm in Fordingbridge in the New Forest, Hampshire.
Police are appealing for information following the theft of a seven-month-old lamb from a field in Romsey, Hampshire. It is thought that the lamb could be sold on as meat.
Cooked breakfast options have seen a surge in popularity, according to new AHDB consumer insight data.
Spar has become the latest supermarket to commit to using cage-free eggs by 2025 after revising its suppliers.
A new contamination identification service for food manufacturers has been launched by agri-food solutions specialists Fera Science.
Lucas Ingredients has unveiled its new Gluten Free Pork Sausage mix.
The cut-off date for the Beef Efficiency Scheme (BES) has been extended from its original date of Friday, 15 July to Sunday, 31 July to allow more time for farmers and crofters to complete their calving data on the ScotEID website.
Vaccines for bluetongue are now available for sheep and cattle across Britain, with supplies approved for use in vet practices.
The Advisory Committee on Animal Feedstuffs (ACAF) is seeking a new committee member.
A number of chicken salad products have been recalled by Whole Foods Market as they may contain undercooked chicken.
New guidelines delivered by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) aim to help healthcare and social care organisations reduce the risk of vulnerable persons contracting listeria.
Scottish families will be able to learn about the positive impact their country’s red meat industry has on a number of areas, thanks to a new red meat education zone, delivered by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) National Food Crime Unit has launched a reporting facility for those concerned about crimes in the food industry.
Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has launched its Summer BBQ food safety campaign: ‘Nothing spoils summer like Pink Chicken’.
Eblex sector director Nick Allen speaks to MeatInfo.co.uk about the organisation's first Halal Forum, following the closure of its Halal Steering Group earlier this year.
BoomTV operations director Raja Khan told MeatInfo.co.uk about the dietry issues facing the UK's Muslim and Asian population, saying they are consuming too many fats and salts and need educating.
Eblex sector director Nick Allen tells MeatInfo.co.uk how the organisation's proposed assurance standard could help improve the quantity of halal meat exports from the UK.
To celebrate the Euro 2016 football championships, the UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Interbev in France and Bord Bia in Ireland have combined forces to produce a jointly-funded campaign aimed towards promoting lamb consumption.
A new regional multi-agency working group has been set up in Cornwall to help tackle issues facing the meat industry.
The National Pig Association (NPA) has warned against ‘clunky’ planning that is delaying the reduction of antibiotic usage in livestock.
Recent carcase classification results from Welsh abattoirs have shown that conformation standards increased for 2015, according to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).
The fresh meat and poultry industry is expected to benefit from a new recyclable mono material after Faerch Plast was granted a European patent for its MAPET® II.
A new British Veterinary Association (BVA) survey has shown that 71% of vets check meat labels and question the produce before purchase.
Following on from the recent Jim O’Neill report, which called for a global initiative to decrease the number of antibiotics used in livestock, leading veterinarians and stakeholders are coming together to discuss the welfare considerations, ethics and economic pressures of livestock production for the meat industry.
The quality of meat in a burger still ranks high among consumers’ concerns.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has shown there has been a decrease in both the number of birds with campylobacter on them and those with the highest level of contamination compared to the equivalent quarter last year.
Welsh Lamb is making waves in Denmark, after featuring on a major television flagship news programme, TV Avisen.
For the first time, Swedish consumers are able to bid for Welsh Lamb on online auctioning site, Tradera.
Meat and fish processors generate 540,000 tonnes (t) of food waste, but could only cut 20,000t of that out of their supply chains by 2025, according to the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Beef & Lamb sector has recognised the growing domestic market for halal sheep as presenting a significant opportunity for the industry.
Pork producers in Wales are being encouraged to stick strictly to general biosecurity practices ahead of the summer show season.
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has appointed Helen Munday as its new chief scientific officer.
A celebrity-backed campaign highlighting pig welfare has been launched.
AHDB Pork has launched a new interactive app, ‘Think BioRisk’, to help prevent disease in the pig industry.
Our sister title Food Manufacture held a panel discussion on campylobacter during Foodex about the scale of the issue.
The National Pig Association (NPA) is to launch an antibiotic stewardship programme to help achieve minimum use of antibiotics.
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