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Sainsbury’s in vertical integration beef supply trial

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has confirmed it is in the “very early stages” of a pilot scheme to test vertical integration of its beef supply chain.

Slight progress made in Crawshaw half-year results

Sales and footfall remain a challenge for retail chain the Crawshaw Group, although some progress has been made in returning to growth. 

Collaboration across food supply chain needed, according to Co-op

The Co-operative has called for the whole food supply chain to work together in overcoming industry challenges. 

European food chain consultation welcomed by UFU

The European Commission’s food chain consultation could help farmers be treated fairly, said the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU). 

Love Lamb Week to reach larger-scale audience

With the run-up to Love Lamb Week (1-7 September) reaching its climax, the supply chain is being called on to get behind the campaign. 

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

Women across the meat supply chain are being encouraged to attend the fourth Meat Business Women seminar.

Subway launches limited premium chicken option

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

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. 

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. 

Guilty verdict in horsemeat trial

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

Rally call for Scotland’s supply chain post-EU

To overcome challenges that are expected to be created from Brexit, the Scottish red meat supply chain has been called upon to work together. 

Crawshaw Group sets out 2 Sisters deal advantages

More details on the 2 Sisters and Crawshaw Group partnership have been revealed including the proposed commercial benefits to the retail butchery chain.

2 Sisters grows south west chicken production after multi-million investment

2 Sisters Food Group has announced that £27.5 million has been invested in its south west supply chain last year, enabling it to increase its chicken production in the region. 

Safety first: Why industry and inspection agencies are being encouraged to collaborate

It is hard to look at the safety and security of the meat supply chain without referencing the major impact that the horsemeat scandal had in 2013. It highlighted major flaws in the supply chain and has been the catalyst for increased scrutiny on the meat served to consumers. 

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

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

Immigration raid at Byron burger chain

Dozens of employees at London branches of burger chain Byron have been arrested in an immigration raid, according to the Home Office. 

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb. 

Boss fined for storing unsafe meat

A company director of Chrysalis Enterprises Ltd, Ben Loeber, has been fined £10,500 over storing unsafe meat in the human supply chain. 

Conference to address Welsh red meat supply chain

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), also known as Meat Promotion Wales, is to discuss solutions to developing a sustainable and commercial red meat supply chain in Wales at its annual conference, taking place in Llandrindod Wells on 12 November. 

Pork organisation urges clearer ‘slap marks’

AHDB Pork has provided instructions on how pig producers can achieve clear and legible ‘slap marks’ on its website to help improve traceability in the food chain. 

Range extension boosts Aldi’s fresh meat sales

Supermarket chain Aldi has seen an increase in sales of its fresh meat range, which it attributes to the expansion of its offering. 

FSA wins beef carcase judicial review

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has won a judicial review brought against it by the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) and Cleveland Meat Company Limited regarding a beef carcase that had been deemed unfit to enter the food chain. 

ABP gives students experience in meat industry

Food processor ABP has employed three students from Leeds City College since announcing a partnership to give young people experience in the meat and supply chain industry. 

Supply chain issues prompt abattoir closure

A Scottish halal abattoir is set to close with the loss of more than 100 jobs, after its owners said its location caused the business “significant supply chain complexities”. 

Free meat supply chain event organised

Pork and red meat levy bodies Bpex and Eblex are offering meat industry professionals a free conference set to discuss the use and flow of information in the supply chain.

Welsh meat industry seeks to upgrade carcase grading

Representatives from the Welsh meat industry have set about searching for ways to update the current carcase grading system, which is based on the EUROP grid.

Expert points to importance of red meat in diet

Red meat could potentially become a more important source of long chain omega-3 than fish in the next 50 years, politicians have been told.

Cooperation key to success in supply chain security

Greater cooperation and collaboration throughout the UK food supply chain was highlighted as a key factor in tackling the challenges of effective supply chain security, at a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on the subject last week.

Campylobacter webinar gets to heart of the bug

A successful ‘Cracking down on Campy’ webinar, a joint project between MTJ and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), saw a range of experts discuss what the industry is doing, and needs to do, to combat the bacteria. A recording of the webinar can still be accessed by following the link at the bottom of the story.

First networking seminar for women in the meat industry

World Cup-winning England rugby captain Katy McLean MBE will speak at the inaugural networking seminar for women in the meat industry.

US cutting methods to be shown at Eblex conference

Adopting new US cutting methods could help British processors and butchers maximise carcases, according to Eblex.

Study suggests a limit to consumers’ willingness to pay for sustainability

Consumers may not be willing to pay food companies a premium for high standards of social and environmental responsibility, according to a new report.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen relaunches grocery range

Burger restaurant chain Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK) has relaunched its grocery range, currently listed in Waitrose, in a new skin pack format to increase shelf life and sales, and reduce wastage.

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