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Butcher seeks compensation over road closure

A Lincolnshire butcher is seeking compensation after the closure of a road led to a decrease in sales.

Broughgammon Farm creates prosecco sausage

Northern Irish producer Broughgammon Farm has launched a new Free Range Rose Veal, Prosecco and Lemon sausage.

Kepak launches new range in bid to grow convenience sales

Kepak Convenience Foods has set out its ambition to double sales in the convenience channel by 2020, by capitalising on the gourmet burger trend with a new Rustlers range and packaging.

Meal deal options help grocery market grow

The latest grocery market share figures have shown that supermarket sales for the 12 weeks ending 26 February have grown at their fastest rate since June 2014, as more than 9 million was spent on meal deals compared to last years period.

Rugby star helps kick off Scotch Beef PGI campaign

Stuart Hogg, who represents Scotland in rugby union, has taken time out of his busy schedule to help launch a campaign to promote Scotch Beef PGI.

Devros revenue bolstered by shifting currencies

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro has benefited from fluctuating exchange rates, as its volume sales dropped but revenue grew in 2016.

Proposed halal assurance standards would raise certification standards

The potential introduction of assurance standards for stunned and traditional halal sheepmeat has been welcomed by the industry.

Tesco recalls beef bolognese

Tesco has issued a recall notice for its frozen beef Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese 400g, due to undeclared egg.

Mixed outlook for beef and lamb markets in coming year

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) Livestock Outlook conference embraced the digital age this year, and moved online for the first time.

Government to review avian influenza prevention methods

The UK still faces the threat of epidemic of bird flu despite poultry keepers no longer being required to keep birds indoors, according to Nigel Gibbens, chief veterinary officer for the officer.

Pub manager fined after food poisoning death

A food business operator and the manager of a public house in Cornwall has been fined following the death of an elderly lady.

Simplified food safety rules proposed to benefit butchers

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has proposed new simplified guidelines to food safety management in small retail businesses. This includes butchers, alongside bakeries and grocery shops.

Meat & Poultry Processing Award 2017 winners unveiled

Cotswolds-based Jesse Smith Butchers & W.J. Castle was crowned Processor of the Year at the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2017.

UK lamb set to return to Kuwait

Lamb from the United Kingdom will once again be available in Kuwait, following a new deal worth up to 15 million.

Porky Whites labels Slimming World accusations inaccurate

G White & Co, the parent company of Porky Whites, has defended the nutritional benefits of its Porky Light sausages. This comes after Slimming World claimed to have re-evaluated the products 'syn' value and said they were not as nutritionally beneficial as originally thought.

Foodservice firm acquired by Danish Crown UK

Nottingham-based foodservice company Leivers Brothers has been acquired by Danish Crown UK for an undisclosed fee.

Meat logistics included in Aldis 60m Cardiff hub

Aldis 60m Cardiff logistics hub will handle distribution of meat and other products to all its stores in Wales and the south west of England, according to the discount retailer.

Over two-thirds of Scottish retailers support local lamb, though more work to be done

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotlands Shelf Watch Survey has indicated a variance in the amount of Scottish lamb available in some of the countrys largest retailers.

Finalists announced for Farm Shop & Deli Awards

The finalists for the Farm Shop & Deli Awards 2017 have been unveiled.

Meat manufacturer backs Cornwall as 110 jobs threatened

Tulip Food Company is fully committed to Cornwall and its Redruth site, despite changes to shift patterns threatening up to 110 jobs there, according to managing director Jose Peralta.

Birds Eye drives frozen chicken category with multi-million pound relaunch

Frozen food company Birds Eye has announced the revamp of its improved quality chicken range as part of a 7.1 million relaunch.

Butcher invests 2.25m to add wholesale division

Award-winning West Country butcher Malcolm Pyne is developing a wholesale arm to his butchery shop business by investing 2.25 million in a new purpose-built butchery and storage plant near the site of a proposed huge park-and-ride scheme for workers constructing the Somerset nuclear power station, Hinkley Point C.

Quality Standard Mark Lamb showcased at Gulfood

British Quality Standard Mark Lamb has enjoyed a presence at an international trade show in Dubai this past week.

Robertsons Fine Foods opens new processing site

Scottish pork and bacon producer John Robertson & Sons, the parent company of Robertsons Fine Foods of Ayrshire has opened a second processing unit in Irvine, Ayrshire.

Voting open for National Butchers Week innovation contest

To kick off National Butchers Week 2017, weve invited butchers from across the land to submit their new products.

Booths to stock Moy Park breaded chicken range

Northern Irelands Moy Park has gained listings in retailer Booths for its breaded chicken range.

Heck to create 50 jobs at new multi-million pound factory

Sausage producer Heck is set to introduce 50 local jobs after its new factory in Sinderby, North Yorkshire, is created at the end of April.

Pig cakes for Pancake Day at Oxford restaurant chain

Pancake Day Pigcakes, concoctions made entirely of meat, are on offer from Oxford restaurant chain House of Jacob throughout 28 February, the business has claimed.

Joint investigation launched over Skegness abattoir fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway following a fire at an abattoir in Skegness on Friday, 24 February.

AHDB Pork appoints four new board members

Four new members have been appointed to the AHDB Pork board to replace members whose terms of office will end on 31 March 2017.

Dawn Farms to create 150 jobs at research centre

Irish processor Dawn Farms is to create 150 new jobs over the next five years at its Meat Science & Innovation Centre as part of a 25 million investment programme.

Scientists create infection-resistant super pigs

The pig industry could save billions of pounds thanks to a new type of super pig bred by scientists to resist infection by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS).

Scotlands wholesalers welcome BSE breakthrough

Recommendations to upgrade Scotlands BSE status from 'controlled risk' to neglible risk have been hailed by the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) as a real breakthrough.

Game meat warning issued to food traders in Kent

Food businesses in the Kent region have been advised to ensure they are not buying illegally killed game following a suspected poaching incident.

New packaging film range unveiled by Linpac

Food packaging manufacturer Linpac has launched its new Lintop PE HB SKIN film range.

Eastleigh butcher wins Hampshire Fare crown

Eastleigh butchers LJ Smith scooped the Supreme Champion award at Hampshire Fares The Great Hampshire Sausage & Pie Competition, for the second year in a row.

Retail price war: will the discounters win ground in meat?

A retail price war will continue in 2017 as the hard discounters, Aldi and Lidl, compete with the supermarket giants and each other for increased meat sales.

Institute of Meat names top apprentice

Samuel Deighton was named Champion Meat Apprentice of The Year at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) annual prize-giving on 21 February.

Butchers on National Minimum Wage underpayment list

Two butchers have been named and shamed by HMRC for not paying workers the correct National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Organic meat sales at Tesco grow 13%

Sales of organic meat at retailer Tesco rose by 13% last year, helping it achieve the highest category growth in over a decade.

Morrisons recall follows Listeria discovery

Morrisons is recalling a batch of Peppered Beef Slices following the discovery of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

Addo Food Group to take action on food waste

Addo Food Group has joined forces with charity FareShare and logistics operator Fowler Welch to tackle hunger and food waste.

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain.

Bidvest Foodservice changes name to Bidfood

Bidvest Foodservice is to change its trading name to Bidfood.

Liverpool butcher fined thousands for mice and dirt

A halal butcher must pay more than 4,500 for seven food safety violations, according to a verdict delivered by Liverpool Magistrates Court.

Young consumers targeted as driving food retail

Farmers are being told to position themselves to meet obstacles as the food retail sector is expected to be impacted by the current political climate.

Clarity urged on online origin labelling

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called for more information on a products country of origin to be provided for online shoppers.

NFMFT roadshow and barbecue competition announced

The National Federation of Meat & Food Traders (NFMFT) is to stage a one-day show and barbecue competition.

Duck firm moves production amid bird virus threat

Gressingham Foods has halted processing at its poultry slaughter plant in Redgrave, Suffolk after bird flu restrictions were imposed at a neighbouring Banham Poultry site, transferring operations to Debach, near Woodbridge.

Foodservice sector offered advice ahead of Great British Beef Week

With the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW) under way, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has provided foodservice operators with tips on getting the most out of British beef.

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