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Packaging event offers insights for meat exporters

Meat firms involved with, or eyeing, the export market can access free advice and guidance from leading packaging experts if they sign up to a webinar scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday, 26 September). 

VIDEO: Why the Kernow Sausage King is getting behind the Big Sausage Week

As we get ready to enter October, the countdown to the Big Sausage Week is under way. 

Sales growth reported by Simon Howie Butchers

Scottish-based Simon Howie Butchers has seen a year of sales growth, despite mounting pressures. 

UK keeps up beef price pressure on EU

UK beef prices remain competitive, maintaining pressure on key EU markets, including Ireland, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Meat sector deals strong in 2017

Meat sector financial deals have stayed strong this year, with Karro Food Group and Westbridge Food Group the main purchases up to the end of August, according to financial adviser Oghma Partners. 

New product development drives ingredients laboratory

Ingredients firm Salutivia has opened a new laboratory in Redditch, dedicated to new product development (NPD).

John Fishwick
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New BVA president brings three decades of experience

John Fishwick has been announced as the new president of the British Veterinary Association (BVA), bringing with him over 30 years’ worth of experience. 

Poultry giant’s senior boss to lead temperature-controlled business

Former Bernard Matthews senior manager Colin Taylor has been appointed the new CEO of temperature-controlled food operation Magnavale. 

Rebecca Adlington is the ambassador for the new AHDB Pork campaign
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Rebecca Adlington is new AHDB Pork campaign ambassador

Olympian Rebecca Adlington OBE has been unveiled as the ambassador of the new AHDB Pork Midweek Meal campaign.

BDCI golf day raises funds for charity

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institute (BDCI) has scored a hole in one at its annual golf day.

Tulip makes plans for growth

Tulip plans to target meat inclusions in food products, build its US presence, boost foodservice activities and invest in training and automation after its successful turnaround, boss Steve Francis claims.

Ross & Ross launches first roast range for festive season

Home-curing business Ross & Ross Food is introducing its first roast range next month as the run-up to Christmas approaches.

Retailers make commitment in campylobacter transparency

Nine of the top retailers have made a commitment to publish their own results on campylobacter on consumer websites.

Sheep flock insured against threat of lynx attacks

The Lynx UK Trust has secured a deal with Lloyds of London that will insure all sheep, pets and humans in the country against lynx attacks. 

ABP UK signs licensing agreement with Men’s Health

ABP UK has announced that it has entered into a brand licensing agreement with lifestyle magazine and website Men’s Health.

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New Worshipful Company Master announced

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has elected Geoff Gillo as its new Master. 

Hannan Meats introduces ‘new generation’ of sausages

Northern Irish company Hannan Meats has launched the first of its so-called ‘new generation’ of sausages in an effort to rejuvenate the category. 

Bells adapts to meet customer demands

Scottish pie brand Bells has launched a new Bakes range. The portfolio expansion follows on from consumer demand looking for Bells’ products in a baked format.

Trade union at loggerheads with Tulip over pay rates

Meat processor Tulip has come under pressure from the Bakers Food and Allies Workers Union (BFAWU) for allegedly not providing its members with a pay increase in three years at its Coalville facility. 

Kettyle Foods attributes pioneering ideas to key for success

Innovative ideas and new product development are the secrets to triumph, according to Kettyle Irish Foods. 

New CIEL chief executive unveiled

The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) has appointed a new chief executive.

RECIPE: Autumn comfort food with MOR Sausages

With what summer we had winding down, it’s time to replenish your cupboards and start thinking about some comfort food to keep you cosy in the autumn months. 

2 Sisters wins with automated accounts project

2 Sisters Food Group has boosted customer service and back office speed and efficiency by implementing an automated accounts processing system.

Extension on organic derogations sought for pig and poultry sector

The industry has warned that an extension on two derogations for organic pig and poultry is vital to the sectors. 

Welsh levy board introduces head of industry development

Welsh red meat levy board Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has welcomed the new head of its industry development team.

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Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year goes from strength to strength

Discounter Aldi has seen its sales grow 15.6%, taking its market share to 6.9% for the 12 weeks to 10 September 2017.

Nisa extends own-label pizza range

Nisa Retail has added three new variants to its own-label Heritage range. 

Police appeal over 200 stolen pigs

Cheshire Constabulary is appealing for information after nearly 200 pigs were stolen from a commercial farm near Frodsham. 

Beef prices for shoppers could soar without trade deal

The retail price of beef could rise by as much as 29% if the UK does not reach an agreement on trade when it leaves the EU. 

Aubrey Allen welcomes new apprentices to butchery

Coventry-based butcher’s and Butcher’s Shop of the Year finalist Aubrey Allen has been showcasing the next generation of the industry with an apprenticeship open day. 

Collaboration across food supply chain needed, according to Co-op

The Co-operative has called for the whole food supply chain to work together in overcoming industry challenges. 

Asda crowned poultry retailer of the year

Asda claimed the crown at the British Poultry Awards 2017, winning the coveted title of British Poultry Retailer of the Year. 

Young people show increased interest in agriculture sector

Research showed that more young people are following a career in the agricultural sector.

Welsh lamb initiative sets ‘new standard’ for Danish industry

Danish butchers and retail representatives have praised Wales’ Lamb Cam initiative. 

Prime Minister supports Back British Farming Day

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s support of its Back British Farming Day and her recognition of farming’s importance to the nation. 

BDCI to reveal new initiative at Festival Dinner

The Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institute (BDCI) is to reveal a major new initiative for the charity at this year’s annual Festival Dinner, which will take place on Friday 20 October in The Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel. 

Quarter of sheep and goat slaughtered pre-stunning

Research has indicated that the number of animals being killed without being stunned first is on the rise. 

Quarter of sheep and goat slaughtered pre-stunning

Research has indicated that the number of animals being killed without being stunned first is on the rise. 

SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017 winners unveiled

Aldi was crowned Meat & Fish Retailer of the Year at the SuperMeat & Fish Awards 2017. 

International operations drive volume growth for Hilton Foods

Meat packing firm Hilton Foods has reported an impressive performance in the 28 weeks to 16 July 2017 thanks to its international operations. 

Tulip acquires Easey Holdings pig producer

Tulip Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd. 

Poultry processor fined for hygiene offences

Birmingham-based poultry processor Adam Halal Foods Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £68,000 after being convicted of five charges relating to failures of hygiene controls at its premises. 

Chefs celebrate Welsh lamb as part of Love Lamb Week 2017

Welsh lamb entered the spotlight last week, as under-appreciated cuts were showcased by celebrated chefs as part of Love Lamb Week (1-7 September).

Moy Park acquired by Pilgrim's Pride in billion-pound deal

Poultry processor Moy Park has been bought by US processor Pilgrim’s Pride for £1.0 billion ($1.3 billion). 

KFC defends high standards of chicken welfare

Fast food chain KFC UK has said it is “proud” of the chickens it sources, after it found itself under fire from activist group World Animal Protection.  

Pig industry ‘alarmed’ by suggested migrant policy

The National Pig Association (NPA) is the latest industry body to speak out against government proposals to restrict migrant labour.

Fall in pork production leads to less shelf facings

A decrease in domestic pork production has contributed towards a drop in British pork facings in UK supermarkets. 

New pastry range targets butchers and meat manufacturers

Bells Food Group has launched a new business arm, with the aim of tapping into the butchery sector. 

Six WorldSkills finalists named

The six butchers that have made it to the final of the WorldSkills butchery competition 2017 have been announced.

Calling all butchers, Champion of Champions deadline approaches

With the 25 September deadline approaching, you now only have two weeks to enter Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions competition. 

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