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SOS: Save Our Sausages

Declining sales and constant media attention have hit the sausage sector where it hurts. Is there a way back for the beleaguered banger? 

MPs urged to take action on antibiotic use

An Early Day Motion (EDM) tabled by Zac Goldsmith MP on veterinary antibiotic use is encouraging MPs to join the fight against the overuse of antibiotics in animals from which UK supermarkets source their meats. 

Restaurants urged to cut antibiotic usage

Food companies have been asked by investors to stop sourcing their meat and poultry from suppliers that use antibiotics. 

Antibiotic usage in poultry drops

The British Poultry Council’s (BPC) Antibiotic Stewardship Scheme yesterday published a report on its strategy for responsible use of antibiotics, revealing a decrease in the use of antibiotics.

Bacon: Burnt, but still in business

In a year of falling prices, dwindling demand and a scathing report from the World Health Organisation, is there anything business can do to save its bacon? Oscar Rousseau reports. 

Industry responds to antibiotics in animals report

The world’s animal medicines sector has united in response to Lord O’Neill’s report on Antimicrobials in Agriculture

2015: A year in review

Our month-by-month look at what has happened in the meat industry over the past year.

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. 

Badger vaccination has been suspended in Wales
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Badger vaccination project suspended in Wales

The decision to suspend the badger vaccination project in Wales has been met with disappointment.

Kantar reported a decline in meat sales
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Meat value sales drop once again

Fresh meat and poultry sales have seen another decline in value sales. According to Kantar Worldpanel’s Meat, Fish & Poultry Market update for the 12 weeks to 8 November 2015, value sales dropped 0.7% while volume sales saw modest growth at 1.5%. 

Sales of processed red meat damaged from cancer scare

It has been revealed that sales of pre-packed sausages and bacon have seen a negative impact as a result of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) recent report, according to global insight leader IRI. 

Red and processed meat report fails to impact sales

The study into red and processed meat by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has had little impact on sales, reports UK butchers. 

2 Sisters makes antibiotic commitment on poultry

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) is to stop using in its poultry production all antibiotics prioritised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being critically important to human health. 

IPC appoints Peter Bradnock as policy affairs consultant

Former British Poultry Council (BPC) chief executive Peter Bradnock has been named as the policy affairs consultant for the International Poultry Council (IPC).

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