Public health minister Anna Soubry has today launched a new front-of-pack universal traffic light food labelling scheme, designed to help consumers make informed decisions and tackle obesity.
2 Sisters Food Group will now be able to acquire Vion UK’s poultry business, following a decision made by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT).
The launch of a new partnership between employers, trade associations and government, involving apprenticeships, will benefit small and medium-sized businesses in the catering equipment industry.
A new study has claimed there is a link between red meat consumption and type 2 diabetes (T2DM).
A team of four from Interfood has raised £4,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation UK by completing the Samworth Brothers Challenge with 10 hours of exercise.
Food coatings and ingredients company Newly Weds Foods has announced its acquisition of Phoenix Select Food Ingredients in Hull.
Multi-award-winning north east butcher George Payne, who is renowned for selling meat from lesser-known breeds, will supply a specialist breed of beef for the first time.
Gilberts Foods has received a £2.4m funding package from HSBC which will be used to expand its export business.
Four workers at a 2 Sisters Food Group site in West Bromwich have been diagnosed with tuberculosis, according to paper the Express and Star.
Scotland’s red meat industry contributed a whopping £2.1bn to the Scottish economy last year.
Data collection and submission for real welfare assessment in order to claim the Red Tractor logo is due to become compulsory on 1 July.
Rumen fluke is predicted to potentially become as widespread as liver fluke in Scotland, it was announced at the Quality Meat Scotland’s (QMS) Research & Development report launch last week.
Australian-based jerky company Mariani Foods, which recently ventured into the UK market, has announced its expansion into two more European countries.
International banks and credit agencies are funding agricultural companies that do not meet the same welfare standards used in the EU, a report from three animal welfare charities has suggested.
Supermarket own-brand meat products could potentially offer more value for money in terms of percentage of meat compared with branded alternatives, according to a new survey by Which?.
Leading foodservice supplier Brakes has scored three gold awards at the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF) Awards.
Tomorrow will see a South Tyneside-based traditional family pork butcher celebrate its 60th anniversary.
With a little more than two weeks to go, the meat sector is gearing up for one of the main highlights of the industry’s calendar – the SuperMeat & Fish Awards.
Tesco is due to team up with JCDecaux for a digital advertising campaign, which will see customers exposed to digital screens outside 400 of Tesco’s stores.
Christine Dickson, the lady at the helm of the much loved family pork butchers Dicksons, has lost her two year-long battle with cancer and passed away peacefully at home on 12th June 2013.
Pig unit managers will be able to access a new human resources (HR) toolkit, recently produced by Bpex.
A banner campaign is set to roll out across the UK in a bid to encourage greater public trust in the Red Tractor Assurance scheme.
Independent businesses must cash in on conversations going on about them online, according to Yelp, the reviews and online recommendations company .
A talented young butcher has added a national award to his already impressive list of accolades.
Scotland’s Family Business of the Year has been awarded to Macsween of Edinburgh, voted by the public and a judging panel of family business experts.
Engineering firm Olsen Actuation has stressed the importance of the UK food industry adopting modern technology in order to grow alongside competitors worldwide, in talks held at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) on Wednesday.
Despite recent challenge Wales’ red meat industry is becoming more efficient and benefiting from better investment and exports
Latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) test results show a dramatic slump in positive results for horse DNA at or above the levels of 1% in beef products.
Two leading meat producers have received recognition for their work in inspiring young people to take up careers within the food and agriculture industries.
The industry is mourning the death of a leading industry butcher, wholesaler and exporter of beef and pork.
Food and Farming Minister David Heath will address attendees, via pre-recorded video message, at an upcoming export conference event that will focus on Russia.
Eight science ministers from the world’s wealthiest nations met in London yesterday to discuss antibiotic resistance, among other pressing issues.
Facebook users can now keep up to date with the latest industry news by ‘liking’ Meat Trades Journal’s new Facebook page.
Vets have announced a case of Schmallenberg virus (SBV) in a calf born on a farm outside Aberdeen.
Sainsbury’s posted a positive sales growth of 3.6% in a first quarter trading statement today.
Rates of TB in cattle are at their lowest monthly rate for six years, according to figures from the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Research suggests that up to 80% of campylobacter infections may be caused by food poisoning, through the handling or consumption of raw or undercooked chicken the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said.
Marks & Spencer (M&S) is investing £200m into a new distribution centre at London Gateway in a bid to improve efficiencies in the supply chain.
The UK beef, sheep and pig industries are “again” major players in the global market, despite various setbacks over the last 15 years, the Prince of Wales wrote in a letter.
Meat companies are worried about the possible pressures of anticipated legislation following the horsemeat crisis, said Eric Smith, head of food safety at recall company Red 24.
Almost six months since the breaking of the horsemeat scandal, the government is still unable to identify definitively where the problem stemmed from.
Pig producers have been invited to a special Bpex meeting about seasonal infertility on Monday, 17 June.
Supermarkets should set themselves more challenging baseline standards on animal welfare when it comes to value products, according to Compassion in World Farming’s (CiWF) new director of food business Dr Tracey Jones.
A test of the government’s ability to deal with a significant outbreak of Classical Swine Fever (CSF) will be carried out as a national exercise soon.
An offal pie has helped students from Harper Adams University scoop a gold in the UK finals of an EU eco-innovation food product competition.
Meat processing company Dunbia has furthered its commitment to food sustainability with a new plant in Wales, Sainsbury’s chief executive Justin King said.
Bpex is organising a series of workshops to help boost business performance.
Discount retailer Aldi has pledged to re-label its cooked meat range after Scottish farmers accused it of misleading consumers.
A new campaign, launched on World Environment day, is calling for a change in European law to allow pigs to be fed more food waste.
Frozen food giant Birds Eye has announced a new commitment to British and Irish sourcing for all its beef products.