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19 February, 2018

Fresh approach for Meat Trades Journal coverage

Read on for the full low-down on the exciting plans for Meat Trades Journal

Pig and hen welfare guidance consultations launched

The government has launched consultations to potentially change guidance for pig- and poultry-keepers and help update welfare codes. 

Student chef poultry competition returns

The British poultry industry is calling on student chefs to show their creativity by entering its annual catering competition. 

Baxters admits meat reduction in Fray Bentos pies

Rising inflation forced Baxters to cut the amount of meat in its Fray Bentos tinned pies, this site can exclusively reveal. 

Waitrose lists French bistro-style steak haché

Waitrose has embraced its continental side with the launch of steak haché into its stores. 

Events 

Royal Smithfield Club discusses 2018 activities

The Royal Smithfield Club is in talks with all its partner societies and three other organisations about activities for this year following its participation at events at five agricultural-based shows in 2017. 

Processor 

Russell Hume non-compliance found to be ‘widespread’

The Food Standard Agency (FSA) has taken action to stop any product from leaving sites operated by Russell Hume due to concerns about non-compliance with food hygiene regulations. 

Processor 

Cargill and Faccenda joint venture named as Avara Foods

Avara Foods, the new joint venture between Cargill’s fresh chicken business in the UK and Faccenda’s fresh chicken, turkey and duck business, has been unveiled. 

Butcher 

National Butchers’ Week product competition is back

It’s time for butchers to get their thinking caps on as the National Butchers’ Week product competition returns for 2018. 

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