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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.

Traditional Welsh pork gains protected status

Pork from traditionally-reared Pedigree Welsh Pigs has been awarded Traditional Specialities Guaranteed (TSG) status from the European Commission, the first of its kind in Wales.

Strive Beef Biltong secures first major distributor

Meatsnacks Group Ltd has announced that its Strive Beef Biltong range will launch nationwide through BP Marks & Spencer Simply Food forecourts at the beginning of March 2017.

Bank of England to launch consultation on polymer notes

The Bank of England will launch a full consultation on 30 March about the content of polymer substrate to be used in future banknotes.

Waitrose to rebrand lamb products over origin concerns

Supermarket chain Waitrose has responded to the unacceptable labelling of New Zealand lamb branded as Waitrose British by committing to clearer labels.

Last chance to attend the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

There are just two weeks to go to the annual Meat & Poultry Processing Awards and anyone who wants to be in on the action needs to book tickets now.

Romantic Brits planned 6bn Valentines Day spend

UK consumers were set to splash out 6 billion on Valentines Day, with slap-up meals topping the bill, and a quarter of those who were planning to stay in set to cook steak.

Brazilian meat giant launches European foodservice platform

BRF Europe looks to expand in foodservice with the launch of an online platform positioning itself as a partner of choice for poultry.

Leading nutritionist fears EU health claim gag

Food processors could be gagged from communicating emerging scientific evidence of the health benefits of their products because of a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling, according to a leading nutritionist.

Linden Foods launches gourmet burger range

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers.

Survey shows lack of commitment to antibiotic reduction in food outlets

Food outlets are being called on to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the use of antibiotics in company supply chains.

Isle of Man meat plant to seek private operator

The Isle of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has decided to seek private operators for the islands meat plant in an effort to make it more competitive and save public money.

Herdwick lamb back in Booths

Herdwick lamb has returned to retailer Booths for a limited four-month season.

Late Easter potential for wholesale sector

Easters late arrival could lead into a successful summer barbecue season for retailers, according to industry experts and wholesalers are advised to be ready.

ABP remains confident ahead of Brexit process

Processing giant ABP UK is confident that the future of the business will be secure as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union.

Aurora Foods enters bacon wholesale market

Yorkshire-based Aurora Foods have launched a new venture in the bulk bacon market, Meat Trades Journal can exclusively reveal.

Morrisons' New Zealand lamb offer criticised by NFU

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has called on Morrisons to adhere to its 100% British lamb policy when sourcing all of its own products.

New chicken fillet and thigh range launched by Dalziel

Retail butcher specialist Dalziel has teamed up with Netherlands poultry processor Vriesekoop to launch its own premium quality chicken brand.

Prime pig prices ease back after festive high point

Pig prices have eased back from a 26-month high of 151.9p/kg dwt in the final week of 2016, to below the 150p/kg mark at the beginning of February after five weeks of marginal declines.

Premier Young Butcher shortlist revealed

This years nine butchers shortlisted for the Premier Young Butcher 2017 have been named.

New bird flu measures pose serious risk to industry

Poultry keepers are now facing significant threats to their businesses with the introduction of updated measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.

Butcher fined thousands after worker slashes hand

A butchers has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one of his hands when working.

Sharing mini roasts to drive Great British Beef Week

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace roast beef as a mini sharing dish to promote beef in the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW).

Bernard Matthews job cuts deeply disappointing

Bernard Matthews plans to cut up to 155 jobs after its takeover by Boparan Private Office are deeply disappointing, according to trades union Unite.

Halal meat suppliers gain export boost

Halal meat firms can now access groundbreaking newly-endorsed UK-based certification enabling them to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once the country closes its borders to non-certified halal products later this year.

Purety introduces fresh flavours to coatings and glazes

Purety has added six new flavours to its coating and glaze tubs range.

Chicken sandwich recall over blue discolouration

Great Northern Sandwich Co Ltd is recalling six products containing chicken because of a blue discolouration on the meat.

Sainsburys Master Butcher appointed BDCI festival chair

Sainsburys Master Butcher Julien Pursglove has been appointed as the new festival chairman of the Butchers and Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI).

Finalists announced for Chefs Choice Awards

Finalists have been announced for the Chefs Choice Awards, created by Meat Trades Journals sister title The Grocer, in association with Food Innovation Solutions, to showcase the best work of foodservice suppliers.

National Beef Association campaign targets new farmers

A new campaign from the National Beef Association (NBA) is encouraging young farmers to embrace the beef sector.

Festival prime stock event dropped by Royal Smithfield Club

The Royal Smithfield Club will not run its Festival prime stock event at the East of England Showground at Peterborough in November following a sustained drop in attendance and competition entries.

Co-op underlines successes amid Aldi market share coup

The Co-op has responded to news that Aldi has overtaken it as the fifth biggest grocery retailer, highlighting the successes it has enjoyed over the past year.

Farmers urged to use data more efficiently

Sheep producers have been told that they should make the most of farm data to improve efficiency.

Pork exports to China more than double for 2016

Pork shipments to China reached 1.6 million tonnes (t) in weight for 2016, more than double the previous year.

ABP Wessex adds to Oakridge BBQ House range

ABP Wessex has introduced two new products to its Oakridge BBQ House collection.

Welsh beef finds new market in Singapore restaurant

The first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef to Singapore will soon be enjoyed in one of the countrys most esteemed restaurants.

Welsh butcher steaks out future in the United States

Award-winning butcher Peter Rushforth has made the journey to the United States in search of international specialist skills.

2 Sisters appoints new operations and commercial directors

Poultry producer 2 Sisters has made two key appointments to its UK team.

QMS industry development welcomes new team member

Dr Heather McCalman has joined Quality Meat Scotlands (QMS) industry development team as its knowledge transfer specialist.

H G Walters crowned Supreme Champion at Smithfield Awards

London butcher H G Walters picked up a hat-trick of accolades at this years Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Cranswick reports solid trading in third quarter

Cranswick has reported a solid third quarter of 2016, with trading in line with expectations.

Meat supplier rewarded for manufacturing practices

Eurostock Foods, a value meat supplier with locations in Northern Ireland and Wigan, has been awarded with the British Retail Consortiums (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 7).

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