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Survey exposes high level of salt in sausages

New research by the Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) has shown that several branded British sausages contain “excessively high amounts” of salt. 

Edwards of Conwy wins Lidl listings

The 2017 Welsh Butcher’s Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has won listings in Lidl for its traditional pork sausages. 

How can butchers use sausages to target younger shoppers?

It's no surprise to hear that sausages have had it tough. As the whipping boy of the meat industry, the category is often the main target for campaigns against the sector, especially in terms of health. This and the recent trend towards flexitarianism have hit sausage sales, especially in volume terms.

Sausage brand MOR bags Ocado listing

MOR has rolled out its four-strong range of flexitarian sausages at online retailer Ocado, Meat Trades Journal can reveal. 

Impero is boosting Richmond's digital and online presence
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Digital agency brings Richmond Sausages to life

Impero has been employed by Richmond Sausages to deliver a refreshed digital strategy in an effort to rejuvenate the brand online. 

ABP UK signs licensing agreement with Men’s Health

ABP UK has announced that it has entered into a brand licensing agreement with lifestyle magazine and website Men’s Health.

Hannan Meats introduces ‘new generation’ of sausages

Northern Irish company Hannan Meats has launched the first of its so-called ‘new generation’ of sausages in an effort to rejuvenate the category. 

Burger sales plummet in grocery as rain stops play

Burger sales in the grocery sector dropped by 25% as a poor summer halted the barbecue season.

Why sausage processors need to keep up with shifting consumer tastes

Cowed last year by a barrage of attacks related to health concerns over fat content and processed meats, sausages have flexed their muscles and fought back.

Northern Irish butcher launches booze-infused bangers

Maguire Meats of Irvinestown has unveiled two unconventional alcohol sausages to inspire customers this barbecue season. 

VIDEO: How to make Texan Link Sausages

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

Butcher introduces boozy bangers into market

A Northern Irish butcher is capitalising on the popularity of alcoholic favourites, by infusing them into his widely recognised sausages. 

Growth-hungry Powters launches new sausages, packaging

Family-run firm Powters Sausages has refreshed its branding and launched two new products today (19 July) as it targets nationwide growth.

Heck launches low-fat pork sausages

Sausage producer Heck has expanded its range with the introduction of Super Slim low-fat pork sausages. 

Hepatitis E in sausage fears allayed

The meat industry has reassured consumers that the risk of contracting hepatitis E (HEV) in sausages and other processed pork products remains low. 

After a lengthy period of huge increase, are there still growth opportunities for burgers?

Traditional burgers are as likely to be found on sale in most butchers’ shops as sausages. They are almost a staple on the shopping list for some. Yet sales in the UK and the US are under pressure after several years of booming growth.

Feathering the nest: MTJ catches up with Faccenda Foods' General Manager

Once upon a time everybody would sit around the table and carve up a whole turkey at Christmas. These days, UK consumers are hugely more varied in their tastes. For Robert Jennings, the man who has to square that circle and make turkey pay dividends for Faccenda Foods, the key is added value, fresh and convenience. 

BMPA partners with Acoura to develop Pork Scheme

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has teamed up with food safety and certification provider Acoura to give its Pork Scheme members a wider choice of audit providers and an increased range of combined services. 

Great British sausage slump

Sausages are about as quintessentially British as you can get. Sadly, the Great British provenance story – now a feature of government food trade rhetoric post-Brexit – may not be doing much for UK sausages. 

Pork exports see value rise, though volumes decrease

Shipments of pigmeat sent from the UK experienced a fall in volume for November last year. Despite this, sterling’s weakness has meant that the value of shipments remained higher compared to the same period the previous year. 

Nicholls Meats taking legal advice over food alert

Norfolk-based butcher’s Nicholls Meats Ltd is to seek legal advice on the actions of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and a supplier, centring on a consumer warning issued on the FSA's website concerning certain pork products. 

Volume growth aids successful half year for Cranswick

Cranswick has reported a strong first half-year performance, thanks to volume growth across most categories.

Bolster Moor Farm Shop makes Yorkshire competition history

For the first time in its 28-year history, a single business has won the top titles in two flagship categories at the Great Yorkshire Pork Pie, Sausage & Products Competition. 

JC Rook & Sons adds to trophy cabinet with BSW success

Fresh off the back of winning Meat Trades Journal’s Champion of Champions, Andrew Rook of JC Rook & Sons has been announced the winner of the Best British Banger. 

Wall’s aims to double chilled category penetration with rebrand

Kerry Foods has repositioned its Wall’s brand in an effort to drive sales in the chilled category. 

AHDB Pork awards open for entries

Butchers across the country are being encouraged to enter the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) Pork awards. 

World's best pork sausages for Team GB

The British Beefeaters took home the best pork sausage title at this year’s World Butchers’ Challenge. 

Heck gets ready for Christmas

We may be reaching the end of summer, but that isn’t stopping Heck sausages from getting into the Christmas spirit. 

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Parker Bowles is a food writer and restaurant critic
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Food writer to present Q Guild Smithfield awards

Food luminary Tom Parker Bowles will present the 2017 Butchers Q Guild Smithfield Awards, to be held early in 2017. 

Interim results confirm operational fears for Devro

Fears that sausage casings company Devro might be entering a period of “significant operational risk” have been confirmed by Shore Capital, following the recent announcement of Devro’s interim results for the six months to 30 June 2016. 

Sainsbury’s joins the fight against waste

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s is the latest retailer to do its part in fighting waste by introducing a new ‘snap-pack’ to its range of Taste the Difference sausages. 

Burgers and sausages see depressed sales volume

Sales of traditional barbecue products such as burgers and sausages have come under pressure as consumers favour primary and sous vide barbecue products, figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicated. 

Greencore gains from £15m Cranswick sandwich deal

Greencore’s £15m acquisition of The Sandwich Business from pork processor Cranswick extends its reach into the convenience store and travel channels of the food-to-go market, according to the company.

Action plan for protein

Considering the amount of pressure on him, you would think The Co-op’s protein buyer Graham Dunn, who tends a category worth a cool £550m, would be looking harried and worn.

Innovative Food Ingredients expands portfolio

Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) is responding to demand by adding Newly Weds Foods (NWF) rusk to its product range. 

Teaching assistant Mr. Green helped out at the Sausage Sizzle for Farm Africa
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Sausage Sizzle raises money for Farm Africa

Year 3 students at a London School raised £314 for Farm Africa after selling sausages donated by local butcher’s Jones the Butchers on Dulwich Road. 

Angus & Oink forms ‘hot’ sausage alliance

BBQ ingredients business Angus & Oink has teamed up with Aberdeen butcher’s Davidsons to launch an award-winning range of speciality sausages. 

Finnebrogue Artisan taps into healthy market

Northern Irish-based Finnebrogue Artisan is reaching out to a health-conscious audience by developing special sausages for Marks & Spencer (M&S).
 

Last call for NFMFT BBQ competition

Butchers are being encouraged to enter the NFMFT National BBQ Competition, taking place on 22 May, as part of Dalziel’s Open Day at its depot in Newbury. 

The team at Grasmere Farm Traditional Butchers in Stamford, after receiving Q Guild membership
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Q Guild welcomes Lincolnshire butchers

Two butchers’ shops, run by Stuart Stables in south Lincolnshire, have been welcomed into the national Butchers Q Guild.
 

Butchery’s best to gather at Foodex 2016

The nation’s best young butchery talent is to be showcased at this year’s Foodex.

(l-r) Aran Pearson, Kay Badley and Lee Evans from G N Badley & Sons have been celebrating 40 years in the butchery business
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Shropshire butcher celebrates 40th anniversary in style

G N Badley & Sons in Telford, Shropshire, experienced a boom in sales during the last month after reaching a landmark anniversary.

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Newby Foods ruling ignites debate

A legal victory favouring Newby Foods, exempting its pig and poultry meat preparations from UK restrictions on desinewed meat (DSM), has sparked debate about its implications. 

Buchanan’s launches innovative range of meat products

Northern Irish-based Buchanan’s has launched a unique range of meat products to grow the business year-round. 

Sausages celebrated at Muncaster

Muncaster Castle is set to host the second Cumbria Life Sausage Festival. 

Heck sausages plans educational expansion at Yorkshire facility

Sausage manufacturer Heck has revealed plans to create a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired facility. 

Butchers James Thomas (l) and Gavin Edwards. Images sourced from the South Wales Argus
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Butcher celebrates Six Nations with special sausages

To commemorate the launch of the Six Nations rugby tournament this weekend, A D Turner & Sons, based in Newport, Wales, has created a range of sausages to honour each participating country. 

Ham and deli bacon saw an increase in price
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Deli bacon and ham bucks the trend in falling grocery prices

Although grocery prices in January fell to their cheapest level in over a year, deli bacon and ham saw a rise of 4%. That is according to latest figures from mySupermarket.co.uk. 

The Kernow Sausage Company's Gluten Free Herby Pork Sausages
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Two Brothers Foods extends gluten-free range

A Cornish food wholesaler has extended its gluten-free range due to an increase in consumer demand. 

Low-fat sausages to help with weight loss

Northern Irish healthy eating company Slender Choice has launched a range of low-fat sausages to the market.

Sales of duck and geese have seen an increase
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Duck and goose sales take flight

Duck and goose were the success stories of the latest Kantar Worldpanel Meat, Fish & Poultry Market Update. 

Heck sausages launched in Budgens

Heck sausages have been launched in independent retail chain Budgens. 

Booths extends own-label sausage range

Northern food retailer Booths has launched a new look range of own-brand sausages, made in its central butchery in Lancashire. 

Sausages recalled due to incorrect allergen labels

Four of F L Edge & Son Ltd’s sausage products have been withdrawn from shelves over allergen concerns. 

Rook & Sons to offer national delivery service

Kent butcher J C Rook & Sons has rolled out a national delivery service through its RooksOnline offering. 

Presenter Bryan Burnett pictured with Alistair Paul from A&I Quality Butchers in Inverness and his record-breaking sausages
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New Guinness World Record set for sausage making

Scottish butcher Alistair Paul, of A&I Quality Butchers, has set a new Guinness World Record for producing the most sausages in one minute. 

One of the competing butchers for the world record attempt: Nigel Ovens from Mearns T McCaskie butchers in Wemyss Bay in action
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Butchers to aim for Guinness World Record

Two Scottish butchers will go head-to-head in a bid to take the new Guinness World Record title for the most sausages produced in one minute. 

Some of the winners from the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards
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Scottish Craft Butchers Awards winners revealed

The best haggis, pork sausages, beefburgers and savoury products in Scotland were decided upon last weekend at the 2015 Scottish Craft Butchers Awards. 

Head butcher, Ieuan Edwards
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Welsh butcher gains Ocado listing for meats

Butcher's Shop of the Year, Edwards of Conwy, in North Wales, has launched a range of meat products with online supermarket Ocado.

Heck given government award

Sausage company Heck has been named as one of the government’s 50 Food Stars, in a new scheme which recognises exciting up-and-coming businesses in Britain’s food and drink industry.

College to open butcher’s shop as part of course

A North-East college is involving students in a field-to-fork project by opening a butcher’s shop from which to sell its own farm’s meat. 

Sausage Week pushes up sales of premium bangers

British Sausage Week was a huge success, as market analysis has shown that premium sausages recorded an increase in both volume (9%) and spend (6%), during the campaign week (3-9 November), compared to the 2014 weekly average.

Dalesman invests £750k in extension

The Dalesman Group has invested £750,000 in an extension of its Bradford headquarters, including a new pilot plant and development kitchen.

Conwy butcher exports to Malaysia

A Q Guild butcher has received its biggest ever overseas order for homemade sausages and dry cured bacon.

Butcher teaches youngsters for Sausage Week

In celebration of British Sausage Week, Appleton’s Butchers of Wetherby has visited a local primary school to teach youngsters how to make sausages. 

Debbie & Andrew’s to run ‘Tweet to Eat’ sausage kitchen

Sausage company Debbie & Andrew’s is marking British Sausage Week (3-9 November) by staging what it believes to be the first ever ‘Tweet to Eat’ sausage kitchen.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

The finalists in the ‘Brands’ category of this year’s British Sausage Week competition have now been revealed.

Tulip invests £8m in Ruskington site

Processor Tulip has reported an £8m expansion to its Ruskington plant, the largest factory for cocktail sausages and Scotch eggs to the retail sector.  

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its ‘multiple retailer and brands’ sausage category after a week of “intense judging”.

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Tesco discovers more meat contamination

Tesco has suffered a further blow after testing revealed unlabelled meat content in products including venison burgers and pork sausages.

Westaways introduces frozen sausage range

Westaways Sausages is launching a new range of cook-from-frozen Traditional British Pork Sausages, which it claims will help minimise food waste.

Phil Vickery to front British Sausage Week

Former England and Lions rugby star Phil Vickery will be the famous face this year’s British Sausage Week.

Sausage firm gets a hand from TV business guru

Sausage company Heck has had a helping hand from retail guru Alex Polizzi, appearing on her new BBC2 series ‘The Fixer’.

Matthew Fort to present Q Guild awards

Celebrity food writer Matthew Fort has been revealed as the presenter of the 2014 Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Farm shop’s sausages go online

Cheerbrook Farm Shop in Nantwich, Cheshire, has launched an online sausage shop, meaning its bangers are now available for home delivery throughout the country.

Framlingham aims to repeat SausageFest success

Following last year’s “runaway success”, SausageFest is back this autumn, to treat the people of Framlingham to a day of family fun.

Derbyshire farm shop’s World Cup sausages raise money for charity

Despite the Football World Cup coming to an end, one Derbyshire farm shop has left a World Cup legacy for a local children’s charity.

Meat firm reports soaring sales as Tour de France hits Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen sales soar by 150% as the Tour de France arrives in the area.

Retailers enjoy World Cup effect as barbecue products soar

With the weather hotting up and the Football World Cup in full swing, retailers and processors have benefited from increased sales of barbecue products.

New school meal rules good news for pig industry

New rules allowing schools in England to serve up sausages more often has been welcomed by the pig industry.

Dragon’s Den star partners butcher on sausage launch

Alf Turner sausages have been launched into Sainsbury’s stores with the help of Dragon’s Den star and business partner Peter Jones.

Food festival to include special pork focus

Porkstock, a new food festival coming to Norfolk, hopes to show attendees the best that pork has to offer.

Dragon’s Den sausage-maker adds Waitrose to customer list

Dragon’s Den competitor Joe Walters has reported he will supply Waitrose stores with his new range of “southern-style sausages”.

Special sausages created for start of Tour de France

A Yorkshire butcher has teamed up with a local brewer to produce French-style sausages in celebration of the start of the Tour de France (Grand Depart) in Yorkshire.

Heck wins Asda deal and predicts sector dominance

Sausage company Heck Food, which started selling in Tesco last April, has had its contract extended, as well as winning a new deal with Asda. Heck's founder told meatinfo.co.uk that it had been a great first year, and that Heck would be “the number one premium sausage brand in 18 months”.

Retail giants increase halal offerings

Tesco and Sainsbury’s have increased their chilled halal offerings by introducing the Shazans brand into their stores, offering burgers and sausages to hundreds of shops around the country.

Burgers for breakfast? Survey says yes

Having a burger for breakfast might seem strange for some, but they are fast becoming the preferred option for many British consumers, according to new data from NPD Group.

Collaboration the key for sausage supplier

The owner of a Devon sausage supplier has urged small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the industry to collaborate with each other for success.

Scottish programme reduces salt in butchers’ bangers

A reformulation programme from The Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) has reduced salt in seasonings for the butchery trade, to help create healthier products.

Pork supplier clinches Spanish deal

A Northern Irish meat processor is celebrating after landing a deal to supply a leading wholesaler in Spain.

Bolster Moor takes north east champion title

Bolster Moor Farm Shop took the Overall Champion title for the north east at the Bpex Regional Pork Product Excellence Awards Roadshow.

Tesco to sell high-welfare spoiltpig sausages

In addition to nationwide listings in Ocado and Morrisons, spoiltpig sausages have secured a place in 80 Tesco stores in the south west.

British Bonanza

As Aprils go, last year’s was an absolute corker. The barometer rose, the sun and barbecues came out and barely had the Easter eggs been swallowed, than a swelter of bunting and flag-waving broke out, along with collective national swooning over Kate’s dress and Pippa’s bottom.

Casings: International investment

Most shoppers will look at the brand, the recipe, the price, the promotional offer and probably the country of origin of the meat used when buying sausages, but far fewer will give a moment’s thought to the casing.

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