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Lancashire food hall celebrates local produce

James’ Places food hall in Lancashire is inviting local meat producers to pitch their products for the chance to be stocked by the business. 

New avian influenza case confirmed in Lancashire

Defra has confirmed that another case of H5N8 avian flu has been found at a farm in Lancashire.

Holland’s looks to strengthen position

A dominant pie manufacturer in the UK, Holland’s, is hoping to strengthen its position as a market leader with the launch of two new products. It is now introducing new four pack chicken and vegetable pies and new four pack minced beef and onion puddings. 

Trainee chefs receive hands-on learning from top butchers

WH Frost Butchers of Manchester and meat wholesaler Hartshead Meats of Lancashire, both Q Guild members, teamed up to deliver an educational programme to catering students. 

Pastry firms prepare for British Pie Week

As British Pie Week kicks off next week (Monday 7 March), the industry is making sure it takes advantage of the opportunity to promote products.  

Lancashire police investigate missing abattoir assets

Lancashire police are investigating the removal of assets from the administration-hit abattoir B Riley & Sons, which ceased trading in December 2015, resulting in the loss of 131 jobs. 

Black pudding recalled over incorrect labelling

The Real Lancashire Black Pudding Co has recalled its black pudding slices over a labelling error. 

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. 

Lancashire halal firm forges partnership with Spar

Halal firm KQF has struck a partnership with convenience store symbol group Spar. 

Lancashire poultry farm restrictions lifted following avian flu

Restrictions have now been lifted following an incident of avian flu on a Lancashire farm last month, Defra has confirmed. 

Lancashire exports to Hong Kong hit by avian flu case

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that, in view of a notification from the UK authorities about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H7N7 avian influenza in Lancashire, it has banned imports of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from that area with immediate effect to protect public health in Hong Kong. 

Premier Young Butcher prize awarded

Lucy Crawshaw of Taylor’s Farm Shop in Lathom, Lancashire has become Britain’s Best Young Butcher, winning the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015. 

Confirmed case of bird flu on Lancashire farm

A case of avian flu (bird flu) has been confirmed on a Lancashire poultry farm. 

Yorkshire wins out in pie ‘war’

A Halifax farm shop has been crowned supreme champion at the sixth annual Great Northern Pie Competition, allowing Yorkshire to laud it over its Lancashire rivals in the ‘War of the Roses’.

Halal producer clinches European supermarket deals

A leading halal food producer is celebrating after landing a series of deals to give it a strong foothold across a number of European markets.

Morrisons reject claims of abattoir sale

Reports that Morrisons might be selling their Woodhead Bros abattoirs have been cast aside by the supermarket.

Meat wholesaler set to hit £3m in first year

Meat wholesaler Grassroots Wholesale Food is reported to be on schedule for a turnover of over £3m in their first year.

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