Meat and Health

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

Green light given for new badger culls

Natural England has given the go-ahead for the second of four years of badger culling in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset to attempt to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

FSA brings barbecue hygiene into focus

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a statement urging consumers to uphold hygiene standards when barbecuing during the remaining days of summer.

Meat industry criticises BBC Horizon programme

The BBC Horizon two-part series, Should I Eat Meat?, has been criticised by the meat industry for suggesting people should consume less meat.

Horizon programme explores livestocks environmental impact

In the second part of the BBCs Horizon, Should I Eat Meat? programme, Dr Michael Mosley looks at the effect livestock has on the environment.

BBC Horizon programme questioned by industry body

Claims by BBCs Horizon programme that eating processed meat is detrimental to health have been refuted by an industry body.

Roadshow promotes Welsh meat to visitors

The Welsh Red Meat Roadshow, organised by Hybu Cig Cymru the meat promotion body for Wales will make its next stop at Oakwood Theme Park.

Horsemeat scandal research given go ahead

Two British universities have been awarded grants through the Global Food Security Programme to research the effects of the horsemeat scandal.

Datamonitor study points to meat-reduced flexitarianism diets

Research carried out by consumer analyst company Datamonitor has suggested consumer are moving away from meat, posing significant concern for meat manufacturers.

Eblex targets youngsters with online lamb campaign

Eblex has launched a new social media campaign aimed at getting young people, aged 18-25, excited about British lamb.

2 Sisters reports positive outcome on hygiene audits

2 Sisters has reported that, in the wake of the recent scandal, Food Standards Agency (FSA) audits of two of its factories have returned positive results.

Chicken scandal update: Union joins call for stricter food inspection

Union bosses are calling for food inspection services to be ramped back up in the wake of headline claims in The Guardian over chicken production.

Chicken scandal update: Health secretary orders factory probe

The secretary for health Jeremy Hunt has stepped into the chicken factory food safety scandal and ordered an immediate investigation at two 2 Sisters Food Group plants at Llangefni and Scunthorpe.

Poultry giants deny whistleblower hygiene claims

The 2 Sisters Food Group has called allegations printed in The Guardian about campylobacter failings untrue, misleading and inaccurate.

AIMS hits back at FSA over suggested U-turn on SRM

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has reacted to claims by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) that it has done a U-turn over specified risk material (SRM) controls.

FSA launches campylobacter campaign aimed at poultry supply chain

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign, Acting on Campylobacter Together (ACT), to get the poultry supply chain to work together to combat the bacterium.

Bpex launches gammon campaign

Bpex are encouraging butchers and retailers to get behind their latest campaign to promote cooking with gammon all year round.

Meat industry rejects latest red meat-breast cancer link

A US study showing a link between red meat and breast cancer in women has been refuted by the meat industry.

Defra and FSA investigate undeclared blood and offal

A scientific study has found undeclared blood and offal to be mixed into meats, which has sparked a Defra and Food Standards Agency (FSA) study into the issue.

Quality Standard Mark welcomes new members

Eblexs Quality Standard Mark (QSM) scheme is continuing to grow in its tenth year, with more than 50 new members joining in one week at the start of the summer.

QMS in healthy lifestyle drive

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has teamed up with Street Soccer Scotland to launch a new publication to help promote a healthy lifestyle to Scotlands youth.

Welsh company fined over frozen meat mislabelling

A Welsh meat supplier has been fined 15,000 for storing frozen meat that was past its use-by-date by as much as three years.

New FSA board appointments

Three new board members have been appointed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Meat industry advises caution on iron and heart disease link

Meat bosses have said any move to discourage iron intake among consumers would be misguided, after a study from the US claimed further evidence that red meat consumption increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 57%.

YouGov discovers drop in meat consumption

Cautious spending by consumers has resulted in decreased meat consumption, according to a recent YouGov study.

BVA takes proactive stance on non-stun slaughter

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has launched a government epetition to end the non-stun slaughter of animals, to support animal welfare.

Scottish conference debates meat industrys future

This years Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) conference discussed the future of the Scottish meat industry, with new European food hygiene regulations and reform to the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) at the top of the agenda.

AHDB president outlines vision for agri-food sector

In an address to employees, Peter Kendall, president of the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) said that ensuring food security was the organisations biggest challenge.

Eblex brochure to back mini roasts

Eblex has launched a new brochure for its carvery range of mini lamb and beef roasting joints.

Halal food park opens in Birmingham

A halal food park has opened in Birmingham, with processing companies JKY Food Solutions and Asia Halal Meat buying up enough space for up to 10 halal businesses.

Infographic: Risk assessment vs risk management

After the tasks of risk assessment and risk management were separated a decade ago to strengthen Europes food safety, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has released an explanation of the differences, seeking to dispel any uncertainty.

European meat delegates take knowledge exchange trip to USA

Eblex and the Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) explored the possibility of a free trade agreement with the US during a knowledge exchange trip earlier this month.

Meat fraud discovered in takeaways

Consumer magazine Which? has found shocking evidence of food fraud in lamb takeaway dishes, with 40% of meat tested contaminated with other meats.

Scottish farmers union welcomes support decision for beef

National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) has welcomed the Scottish governments decision to increase coupled support under the Scottish Beef Scheme for farmers.

More Welsh lambs meet market requirements

The Welsh sheep industry saw an increased number of lambs meeting market requirements in 2013, according to new figures from Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC).

NFU hits out at badger cull decision as farmer loses quarter of herd

The National Farmers Union (NFU) president Meurig Raymond has said that government decisions have left farmers hands tied, while bovine TB destroys their businesses.

Union says pig inspection changes will bring infected meat to UK

Unison, which represents food inspectors, has again hit out at planned pig inspection changes, saying they will result in infected meat ending up on UK dinner plates.

Vegetarians in poorer physical and mental health, says report

A new study has found that vegetarians are in poorer health, have a higher need for health care, and have a poorer quality of life.

Burgers for breakfast? Survey says yes

Having a burger for breakfast might seem strange for some, but they are fast becoming the preferred option for many British consumers, according to new data from NPD Group.

Beer-marinated meat could help fight cancer cells, finds report

Researchers at the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry have identified that beer could help reduce chemicals that have been linked to colorectal cancer found in meat cooked at high temperatures.

FSA embarks on pig inspection consultation

Ahead of the new EU pig inspection rules, which come into play in June, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has started a six-week consultation period in order to discuss and explore how the changes will be practically applied.

Intertek opens food lab in the UK

Global quality solutions provider Intertek has opened a UKAS-accredited food laboratory in Derby.

Jerky firm teams with health magazine

A leading meat snack company is hoping to tap into the health sector with the launch of a new Mens Health branded beef jerky snacking range.

Industry looks towards change in meat inspection system

Speaking at the Eblex Processor Conference last week, representatives from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and a leading farm animal diagnostics company emphasised the need to move away from traditional meat inspection, and towards a modern visual system.

Scottish programme reduces salt in butchers bangers

A reformulation programme from The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) has reduced salt in seasonings for the butchery trade, to help create healthier products.

Environmentalists to launch Meat Free May

Not content with meat-free Mondays, environmental campaigners have launched a campaign to encourage consumers to sign up to a whole month of meat abstinence with the launch of Meat Free May.

Tesco backs veggie week

Tesco has been announced as the headline sponsor for National Vegetarian Week, which organisers use to campaign for people to move to a meat free diet.

MAP responds to controversial protein study

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has spoken out about the results of a controversial US study linking high intake of animal protein with increased risk of cancer, diabetes and overall mortality.

Independent study claims badger cull was inhumane

An independent review leaked to The Guardian and the BBC has claimed that last years badger cull was inhumane and ineffective.

Student research supports meats health benefit claims

New research by an Aberystwyth University student has helped to reinforce the fact lean red meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

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