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Halal sector manager appointed by agriculture levy board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has appointed its first halal sector manager.

Dawn Meats tie-up with Dunbia rumoured

Dawn Meats is close to securing a takeover of Northern Ireland-based meat processor Dunbia, according to an industry expert.

Yorkshire catering butcher steps up recycling strategy

Family-operated Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has invested in a compact waste baler, enabling it to improve its recycling capabilities.

Scottish meat exports experience successful 2016

Exports of Scottish meat products rose by 11% in 2016.

Levy board appointment to improve livestock cost management

Boosting cost management across whole farm businesses will be one of the main priorities for the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Boards (AHDB) newly appointed farm benchmarking manager.

Convenience options drive Welsh lamb sector

Tapping into the convenience market has the potential to offer a 7.2 million opportunity for the Welsh lamb sector.

Christmas demand leads to Himalayan salt chamber investment

Northern Ireland processor Buchanan Foods is now developing its own Himalayan salt chamber following massive consumer demand for salt aged turkey over the festive period.

HCC launches Welsh Butcher of the Year competition

Hybu Cig Cymru Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has begun its search for the 2017 Welsh Butcher of the Year.

NFMFT names National Barbecue Competition winners

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has crowned the winners of its National Barbecue Competition.

WorldSkills butchery competition adds two new heat venues

The WorldSkills Butchery UK Competition has added two new heats this year for butchers to participate in.

And the winner of National Butchers Week innovation contest is...

Gordons Butchers and Fine Foods has been named the winner of our National Butchers Week innovation competition.

Calls made for Scottish government to continue greylag goose support

The National Farmers Unions (NFU) Scottish branch has called for the Scottish government to continue funding of greylag goose management schemes.

Aldi adds Welsh Lamb products in Wales

Aldi is launching five new Welsh Lamb products to its stores in north Wales.

Northern Irish chorizo specialist introduces Tuscan-style sausage

Following on from the successful launch of its original and chilli chorizo varieties last year, Corndale Farm Charcuterie has now launched a Tuscan-style sausage.

JJ Foodservice celebrates National Poultry Day

Wholesaler JJ Food Service will be launching discounts on fresh chicken products, offering free point-of-sale (POS) and sharing educational videos to celebrate National Poultry Day on 19 March 2017.

National Butchers Week: an opportunity for growth

Butchers should use National Butchers Week as a springboard for training staff.

University study identifies campylobacter preventative measures

A three-year study into the factors influencing campylobacter in chicken broiler houses has been published by the University of Bristols School of Veterinary Sciences.

York Gild of Butchers names Apprentice Butcher of the Year

A Leeds City College student has been named as the Apprentice Butcher of the Year 2016 by the York Gild of Butchers.

Poultry confusion continues following multiple AI outbreaks

Confusion reigns over how to market poultry meat from UK suppliers in lockdown due to bird flu restrictions, as the disease continues to hit international trade.

Purety launches Ultimate Sauce Bursts innovation

Purety Gourmet Flavours has launched a new range of flavourings that it believes will revolutionise the sector.

Sainsburys plans meat product launches

Sainsburys is launching numerous own-label meat lines this spring and summer, targeting key consumer trends, such as barbecueing, the continuing burger craze and slow cooking.

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.

FSA makes appointments to Science Council

Eight members have been appointed to the Food Standards Agencys (FSA) Science Council, including the councils new chair.

BDCI bursary awarded to meat and livestock students

Three students at Harper Adams University have received funding for their remaining years of full-time study.

BBQ contest deadline now

Butchers must pre-register today (10 March) to stand a chance of winning the National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFTs) National BBQ Competition, which is taking place on Wednesday 15 March.

Whole turkey back on the menu for Christmas

Whole turkey sales at Christmas are holding their own after a big swing to crowns and breast joints at major retailers over the past few years, according to Paul Kelly, managing director of Kelly Turkeys Farmgate Hatcheries.

Swansea family butcher lives on

A Swansea-based butcher is sticking to family tradition by keeping Hugh Phillips Butchers alive.

Levy board launches revamped quality assurance scheme

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb introduced its new Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme revamp with the help of a new scheme ambassador.

Tesco introduces new fresh pet food range

Tesco has rolled out a full range of high-quality fresh pet food as demand for posh food treats for cats and dogs grows.

Chefs Choice Awards winners unveiled

The winners of the inaugural Chefs Choice Awards have been announced.

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.

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 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.

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.

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