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Cattle disease surveillance dashboard launched

A new interactive map highlighting cattle disease across Great Britain has been launched by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). 

Lynx to benefit sheep industry, argues trust

The Lynx UK Trust has claimed that reintroducing the wild cat into the countryside will have “phenomenal potential” for the sheep sector. 

Subway launches limited premium chicken option

Sandwich bar chain Subway has introduced a new premium chicken sandwich to its offerings. 

Hilton Food Group confirms acquisition talks

Processor Hilton Food Group has confirmed that it is in discussions to acquire fish supplier Icelandic Seachill. 

How Britain likes its steaks

Retailer Aldi has provided an insight into how the British public prefers its steak, with some surprising results.

Cured meats company joins snacking revolution

Northern Irish firm Ispini Charcuterie is taking a novel approach to encourage consumers to try its hand-cured meats as an on-the-go snack. 

Meat companies go for gold

Meat companies across the nation have been honoured at the Great Taste Awards 2017. 

Welsh levy board celebrates ‘Llamb’s Day’

Welsh red meat is taking centre stage at one of London’s newest restaurants. 

Solid growth for Devro’s UK and Ireland sales

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro saw UK and Ireland volume sales growth for the first six months of the year. 

Kitson & Sons Butchers wins sausage crown

Northern England-based Kitson & Sons Butchers has been crowned champion sausage maker at this year’s fourth annual Camp Hill Sausage and Beer Festival. (July 21-23) 

Pukka Pies modernises foodservice branding

Pukka Pies has given its foodservice branding a makeover to make it more appealing to the ‘foodie’ market. 

Norwich-based halal butcher victim of hate crime

Witnesses have been called to come forward following criminal damage to a halal butcher’s in Norwich. 

Brexit provides opportunity to promote ‘high-standard Britain’

Britain is in a position to demonstrate its high standards of animal welfare upon leaving the European Union, according to the Eating Better alliance. 

FSA: Cleveland Meat Company suspension ‘not taken lightly’

Stopping production at wholesaler Cleveland Meat Company, which saw the firm axe 68 jobs and go into administration, was a decision not taken lightly, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed.

Faccenda uses ‘holistic’ approach to antibiotic reduction

Poultry producer Faccenda Foods has cut its antibiotic usage by 70% over the past two years with the help of animal well-being experts St David’s Poultry Team.

New chief operations officer at Foods Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has confirmed the appointment of Dr Colin Sullivan as chief operating officer. 

Scotland’s BSE-free status to open up export opportunities

The news that Scotland is officially BSE risk-free has been welcomed by the red meat sector.

Welsh butcher overhauls store as sales swell

A Welsh butcher is pumping cash into a refit amid a surge in sales for a store based on an industrial estate in Swansea.

Horsemeat culprits sentenced to jail

Two men have been jailed and another has received a suspended sentence for fraudulently adding horsemeat to the food chain. 

Brexit prompts AHDB Beef & Lamb call for carcase classification views

Representatives of the beef and lamb industry are being urged to share their thoughts on the future of carcase classification as part of a call for views by levy board AHDB Beef & Lamb.

Farmers’ union aims to boost sheep scheme’s efficiency

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland has demanded that changes be made to a financial support scheme for sheep farmers. 

Booths shows off Christmas meat dishes

Northern supermarket chain Booths has unveiled its Christmas food range, including a tantalising array of meat starters and mains. 

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company revamps retail range

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has relaunched its retail range of Burgers and Steaks with a new brand and packaging look. 

Butcher and poultry supplier team up to deliver food education initiative

Award-winning poultry specialist T Soanes & Son has joined forces with The Butcher’s Block in York to give students lessons on preparing chicken and food safety. 

Porky Whites extends Lights range

Porky Whites has extended its Lights range in response to public demand for healthier products. 

Wall’s Pastry launches new on-pack promotion

Wall’s Pastry has launched a new promotional campaign which will see a multi-million pound prize on-pack giveaway.

Uel Morton takes role at Scotbeef

Former chief executive of Quality Meat Scotland Uel Morton is to join red meat processor Scotbeef as development director. 

British Beefeaters announce World Butchers’ Challenge team

The British Beefeaters have announced the six butchers who will be representing the country at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018. 

Treatment of administration-hit firm criticised

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) decision to suspend production at Stockton-on-Tees-based wholesaler Cleveland Meat Company, following which it entered into administration with 68 job losses, has been slammed.

High animal welfare standards should be supported

The RSPCA has called on the government to help support and strengthen high animal welfare practices post-Brexit. 

‘Prioritise food safety’ says butcher amid chlorine-washed chicken spat

Government must put food safety first in trade talks for Brexit and beyond, amid a dispute that imports of US chicken rinsed in chlorine could undermine British producers, a butcher has warned. 

Agriculture sector positioned to drive changes

The UK’s farming industry is in a unique position to implement change and “build a world-class agriculture industry”, according to the English red meat levy board.

Britain’s best bacon butty formula revealed

The secret to making the perfect bacon butty is out, according to IronmongeryDirect. 

Aldi caters to convenience market

Discounter Aldi has expanded its audience reach by launching four new meat-based ready-to-cook options. 

Guilty verdict in horsemeat trial

Three men have been found guilty of fraudulently adding horsemeat to the food chain following a three-week trial. 

Farmers’ Union takes on rural crime in new report

Combating rural crime has become an area of focus for the National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) Cymru branch. 

Beef and pork prices rise ‘dramatically’

At an 11% year-on-year increase per kg, beef prices have reached an all-time high, according to Beacon Purchasing. 

John Dracup to leave 2 Sisters

2 Sisters’ red meat procurement director John Dracup has decided to leave the business. 

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

VIDEO: How to make Texan Link Sausages

Andy Benn of Scobie & Junor taught Meat Trades Journal how to make Texan Link Sausages. 

Liam Fox warned not to ‘undermine’ British poultry industry

Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has been told to trust food producers from the UK in the same way that the public do.

Meat education resources launched at Royal Welsh Show

A range of new learning materials has been introduced at the Royal Welsh Show, designed to help schoolchildren understand the farm-to-fork ethos and how to prepare meat in a healthy and balanced diet. 

Asda’s meat line generates multi-million pound sales

Retailer Asda’s new ‘Farm Stores’ meat products line has helped to generate sales of over £58 million for the supermarket.

New appointment at Tariq Halal Meats

Tariq Halal Meats has appointed Mansur Ahmed as halal assurance and development director. 

Swansea butcher’s goes digital

Swansea-based Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher is set to enter the digital world with the launch of its new retail website, bestonlinebutcher.co.uk, at the Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells. 

Cranswick sees ‘positive start’ to the financial year

Cranswick has reported a “positive start” for the first three months of the financial year, driven by a growth in volume sales. 

Cannon & Cannon still suffering after terror attack

Cured meat retailer and wholesaler Cannon & Cannon is still counting the costs of last month’s terror attack at London Bridge. 

2 Sisters and Innovis grow lamb initiative

A lamb supply chain scheme between processor 2 Sisters Food Group and genetic expert Innovis has been expanded. 

Snaffling Pig continues to crack grocery sector

Premium pork crackling producer Snaffling Pig has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its new pork crumb seasoning. 

North Sea cod receives sustainability certification

Sustainability and traceability concerns surrounding North Sea cod have been weathered, as the fish will now be identified with a label demonstrating its origins. 

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