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Kennedy Bacon meets customer demand by expanding operations

Northern Irish dry-cured bacon, ham and gammon firm Kennedy Bacon is catering to an increasing demand for its products by expanding its production space.

Aldi launches Christmas burrito

Discounter Aldi is extending its range of Christmas products with a brand new Specially Selected British Beef Brisket Burrito. 

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 product development drives ingredients laboratory

Ingredients firm Salutivia has opened a new laboratory in Redditch, dedicated to new product development (NPD).

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.

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How the meat industry can respond to food fraud

It seems like hardly any time passes between food fraud incidents. Whether it be an animal disguised as an alternative kind of meat, or products incorrectly labelled, consumers are demanding transparency. 

Simon Howie rebrand emphasises heritage

Simon Howie, the Scottish Butcher, has revealed a new image for its products, reflecting the Scottish heritage of the brand. 

Smoked Black Pudding reigns supreme at Great Taste Awards

For the third consecutive year, a meat product was named the Supreme Champion at the Great Taste Awards.

Undeclared allergens triggers sausage recall

Frohwein’s is recalling a selection of beef products due to undeclared allergens. 

Dalziel expansion to increase production capacity

Dalziel Ingredients has announced a £2.5 million manufacturing expansion, as demand for its gluten-free solutions has doubled.

How Campbells Prime Meat has landed in the money

While the Campbells family can trace its roots in meat back to 1910, when Thomas Campbell started working as a butcher in Edinburgh, the foodservice specialist is just 45 years old, employs more than 300 staff and offers 2,800 products to 2,000 customers at 5,000 locations from its Linlithgow facility. 

Keeping it clean

Putting the right hygiene and cleaning systems in place may prove pricey, but can safeguard meat processors from greater financial and reputational costs in the event of a recall or prosecution 

More Cornish Charcuterie manufactured products recalled

Further products manufactured by Cornish Charcuterie have been recalled due to food poisoning controls. 

Pâtés and rillettes recalled due to food poisoning fears

A selection of pâtés and rillettes have been recalled by Cornish Charcuterie. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has warned that consuming the listed products could lead to potentially fatal food poisoning.

Glass fragments cause Peter’s recall

Peter’s Food Service has recalled meat and vegetarian pasty products due to the potential presence of glass fragments. 

Porky Whites extends Lights range

Porky Whites has extended its Lights range in response to public demand for healthier products. 

Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

Woodall’s expands audience reach with ‘sophisticated snacks’

Charcuterie specialist Woodall’s has entered into the meat snacking category with a range of products it has branded as “sophisticated snacks”. 

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.

Macsween recalls products due to food poisoning fears

Macsween of Edinburgh Ltd has recalled a large number of its products due to inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum. 

Bidfood’s ‘innovative’ turkey the centrepiece of huge Christmas range

Bidfood has launched its largest-ever selection of on-trend Christmas products, with its innovative no-bone turkey cushion the star of the show. 

Tesco recalls chicken salad over campylobacter fears

Superstore Tesco has issued a recall notice for two of its chicken salad products as they have been found to contain campylobacter. 

Meat products recalled over health concerns

Daylesford has recalled two of its ham products due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes. 

Northern Irish cured meats producer adds bresaola to range

Northern Ireland’s Ispini Charcuterie has expanded its range of products with a new bresaola. 

Meat exports grow for first quarter of 2017

International exports of UK meat and animal products have increased 10.8% for the first quarter of 2017.

Winners of National Meat Products and Premier Young Butcher competitions named

The National Federation of Meat and Food Traders (NFMFT) has announced the winners of its annual National Meat Products Competition and Premier Young Butcher 2017 award. 

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. 

Last call for National Meat Products Competition

Butchers seeking to showcase their talents at the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders' (NFMFT's) National Meat Products Competition must register entries by close of play on Friday 19 May.

Corndale expands charcuterie offering to boost retail sales

Corndale Free Range Charcuterie has introduced new packs of sliced chilli chorizo products. 

MuscleFood bulks out for summer with frozen chicken range

Health and fitness retailer MuscleFood.com has launched seven flavours of chicken ready meals in time for summer.

NFMFT prepares for biggest ever National Products Competition

Butchers are being encouraged to submit entries for the National Federation of Meat & Food Traders’ (NFMFT) National Meat Products competition, taking place on Wednesday 24 May. 

I’ll have a pizza that: MuscleFoods launches four new products

Four guilt-free pizzas that contain a third of the calories found in similar supermarket products have been launched by lean meats online retailer MuscleFoods.com. 

Asda recalls Szechuan Chicken

Retailer Asda has issued a recall on its limited edition Szechuan Chicken because the product failed to declare the presence of barley as an allergen in the product.

Bacon-sellers sentenced for fraudulent activity

Two businessmen have been sentenced for selling misleading bacon products.

Scottish butcher capitalises on sausage health craze

Malcolm Allan, Scotland’s Family Butcher, is the latest to make the most out of the health trend by introducing two low-fat sausage products. 

How can you keep your customers interested?

Standing out is increasingly important in a competitive market. Our expert gives tips on the best way to attract and retain customers.

Scottish meat exports experience successful 2016

Exports of Scottish meat products rose by 11% in 2016. 

Halal meat suppliers gain export boost

Halal meat firms can now access groundbreaking newly-endorsed UK-based certification enabling them to supply the United Arab Emirates (UAE) once the country closes its borders to non-certified halal products later this year.

Post-Brexit protection for Geographical Indication

British products with Geographical Indication (GI) status may still get EU protection from imitation after the UK leaves the EU. 

Broughgammon goat charcuterie products launched

Northern Irish producers of goat and rose veal products, Broughgammon, has introduced new charcuterie products, created on its farm-based processing unit. 

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? 

Essentia develops new meat protein powders

A new range of meat proteins has been launched in response to growing demand from the food industry for nutritionally high protein products. 

Meat products country of origin labelling call repeated by MEPs

European Parliament has repeated its call for mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) of meat and dairy products. 

Success for Unbar Rothon’s new range

As part of its 95th anniversary celebrations, seasonings and marinades supplier Unbar Rothon has extended its range of products and services. 

Dalziel recognised for gluten-free products

Dalziel Ingredients, suppliers of seasoning blends, cures and functional ingredients into the butchery sector, has been recognised with a Crossed Grain symbol by Coeliac UK for its gluten-free products. 

Craig Finch (middle) is awarded the Supreme Champion accolade at the National Meat Products Competition
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National Meat Products Competition Supreme Champion crowned

Craig Finch of Craig Finch Butchers in Harborne, Birmingham, has won the Supreme Champion accolade at this year’s National Meat Products Competition

Catering Mark customers spend £40m on Red Tractor products

New research has highlighted an increased spend on British, farm-assured and organic products in the catering sector. 

Pasture for Life certification mark approved

Cattle and sheep meat products that have been reared solely on grass and pasture can now benefit from the Pasture for Life mark. 

Easy Eats UK recalls chicken products

Easy Eats UK is recalling various Snacksters, Snax on the Go and Best In Chicken Tikka products, due to the possible presence of salmonella. 

Linergy acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products approved

Linergy’s completed acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

New packaging to benefit meat products

An original packaging format is set to enhance the presentation, preservation and protection of fresh meat and fish products. 

The E. coli outbreak in Scotland has been linked to venison products
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Scottish E. coli outbreak linked to venison products

Nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli have been reported from across Scotland, associated with the consumption of venison products, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS). 

Iceland freezes out competition

Value for money supermarket Iceland has launched its premium autumn range of products. 

Shoppers at a Yorkshire Tesco to get a taste of local produce

Four small food producers who supply Tesco’s Northallerton store will be on hand on 4 September to offer customers samples and tasters of their products. 

Hunt’s Foodservice goes mobile with new website

Hunt’s Foodservice has launched a new mobile-friendly website, huntsfoodservice.co.uk with a new design and key information about products and company updates. 

Clear country-of-origin labels introduced for Welsh meat

Packaging on Welsh fresh and frozen meat products must now carry a country-of-origin label. 

The American-inspired Pulled Pork Slice has been launched by Ginsters
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US products inspire new Ginsters launches

UK savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to launch new limited-edition products over the summer months. 

Consumers no longer planning meals has impacted meat purchases in the Co-operative
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Lack of meal planning hits long-term Co-op meat sales

Changing consumer habits over the past 50 years have caused meat products to be removed from shopping baskets in convenience stores. 

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. 

National Meat Products Champion crowned

Mike Maloney of Maloney’s Country Butchers & Bakers has been crowned National Meat Products Champion 2015. 

Doubts cast over processed meat products

Consumers are not confident that processed meat products contain the species labelled. 

Budgens adds premium ‘meal for tonight’ range

To capitalise on the growing consumer demand for premium ‘meat for tonight’ options, Budgens has added a Jamie Oliver range of meat, fish and poultry products. 

Aldi commits to the Scottish meat industry

Aldi has continued to encourage locally sourced meat products in its Scottish stores. 

Chilled convenience meals see success in supermarkets.
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Changing consumer habits creates opportunity for processors

Processors willing to embrace the chilled convenience sector and create products that save time for consumers are likely to grow faster than those who focus only on primary meat products, according to Kantar Worldpanel.

Brakes commits to all-British lamb range

Brakes is to relaunch its Prime Meats lamb range to enable caterers to serve products which are easily traceable and produced by British farmers. 

Charles Clewlow and shop manager Adrian Spender with the winning product
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Competition sizzles at Q Guild BBQ Final

The best BBQ products in the country were recognised at the Q Guild BBQ Final in Coventry. 

Meat producers and convenience stores missing out on sales by not offering right range

Meat producers and convenience stores are missing a trick by not offering convenience store shoppers a wider range of beef and lamb products. 

Survey finds low awareness of mutton products

Confidence among mutton producers is buoyant, with high levels of innovation and a wide variety of products on the market. However, not enough consumers know about the benefits of mutton and some producers struggle to find a market for the whole carcase. 

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. 

Sausage firm shows support for coeliac sufferers

Sausage-maker Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, aka the Black Farmer, is supporting Coeliac UK’s Awareness Week diagnosis campaign by featuring ‘Get Tested’ stickers on all his packs.

Halal firm extends product line in Tesco

Halal meat brand Ghanim International UK has extended its range of frozen, microwavable products in Tesco.

BBQ competition finalists announced

Representing their respective regions, Q Guild Butchers from across the UK will go head-to-head in the 2015 BBQ contest finale.

Ingredients firm sees rise in demand for allergen-free

EHL Ingredients has reported an increase in demand for its allergen-free ingredients and blends, with the appetite for its curry powder blend increasing by 35% within the last year.

Eblex introduces offal and fifth-quarter export packaging guide

Red meat levy body Eblex has produced a new packaging guide for offal and variety meats to help boost export opportunities.

Halal franchise butcher’s opens new store

London-based Tariq Halal has opened its fifth butcher’s shop in Fulham, with plans to open more this year.

Bpex urges butchers to use pork for burgers

Independent butchers should look to pork to capitalise on the trend for premium burgers, according to pork levy board Bpex.

EU implements country-of-origin labelling for meat and poultry

Country-of-origin labelling (COOL) laws come into effect today (1 April) across the European Union, requiring all packaged unprocessed meat products to be labelled where the animal was reared and slaughtered.

Cargill awarded top supplier award by Morrisons

Morrisons has named Cargill, the supermarket’s largest source of fresh chicken, as its Supplier of the Year 2015.

Dawn Meats celebrates 10th anniversary of Welsh site

Irish meat supplier Dawn Meats is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Cross Hands site in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

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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.

Charcuterie firm launches innovative cures

The founder of a Bristol-based artisan charcuterie business is looking to redefine British cured meats with a new range of innovative products.

Moy Park keen to make most of popular poultry

Moy Park is looking to capitalise on consumers’ preference for local produce as it looks to grow its fresh poultry sales in the UK and Ireland.

Seven to vie for Premier Young Butcher title

Seven of the UK’s top young butchers will be taking to the stage to compete for the title of Premier Young Butcher 2015, up from the previous year’s six.

Provision trade body details new strategy

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) outlined a new vision and strategy at its Annual Dinner last night (26 February).

Organic poultry sales see positive performance

Despite overall poultry sales experiencing mixed results, sales of the organic variety are up on last year, the Soil Association reported.

Ginsters extends range with meat snacks

Ginsters is capitalising on the snacking and food-to-go trend with a launch of a new range, Ginsters Meat Club.

Bonativo brings online farmers’ market to London

A start-up company, Bonativo, has launched an online farmers’ market for Londoners, offering meat and other products from local producers.

Chicken firm to unveil new range at IFE

Cheshire chicken processor Forresters will launch its new Delamere range of ready-to-eat and chilled ready-to-cook chicken products at the International Food & Drink Event (IFE) 2015.

Carrier bag advice for Scottish butchers

New advice for Scottish butchers on charging for carrier bags has just been issued by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders Association (SFMTA).

Lucas clarifies allergens on website

Lucas Ingredients has added a new section to its website to provide clear information on any allergens present in particular products.

Irish meat firm expands UK retail presence

Irish cooked meat company Green Farm Foods is celebrating securing three new UK listings for its range of premium carvery products.

HMC is a halal certifying body
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Halal Macon Rashers gain approval in UK first

Halal food manufacturer KFQ has launched the UK’s first ‘bacon-tasting’ product to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee (HMC).

Scots prepare for US inspections on red meat plants

Scotch beef could soon be exported to the US for the first time in 25 years if American food safety inspectors clear the product.

Meat products shine at awards

Meat products have topped the list of most popular items in the consumer-voted Product of the Year Awards.

Irish pork processor gains Aldi listing

Family-run Irish pork processor Connolly Meats has secured a new contract with Aldi in Ireland.

Steak contest finalists announced

The finalists of Eblex’s inaugural ‘England’s Best Sirloin Steak’ competition have been announced after significant interest from businesses.

HFA points to misuse of halal logo

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) has accused kosher food supplier Hermolis of displaying its halal logo on products despite the company’s accreditation having expired.

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.

Bernard Matthews announces 90 new jobs

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews has announced plans to create 90 new jobs at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk.

Marketing authority to investigate pork pie merger

The Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) is to investigate the merger of Pork Farms and Kerry Foods over concern it could form a monopoly in the pork pie market.

Offal firm on latest Fast Track 100 list

Offal distributor Elmgrove Foods has made the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list, made up of country’s fastest-growing companies.

Co-op to boost British meat credentials

The Co-operative Food has committed to sourcing all its own-brand meat from British farmers as part of a £1.5bn initiative announced today (5 December).

Industry prepares for new EU labelling rules

Food businesses are gearing up for the implementation of new labelling regulations which include the requirement to declare certain allergenic ingredients and to state the first date of freezing on products including meat.

Scottish meat company to triple production site

Scottish meat firm, We Hae Meat, has announced plans to triple the size of its site in Ayrshire, opening up jobs for local people.

Defra reveals results of UK meat law consultation

The responses from a consultation on the Meat Products (England) Regulations 2014 (MPR 2014), which is due to come into force in December, have been published by Defra.

Tulip snaps up charcuterie firm

Tulip has purchased a Bristol-based charcuterie business, Castellano’s Charcuterie.

UK halal authority welcomes new test from France

French entrepreneurs have launched a halal test, which has been welcomed by the UK halal trade.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

Smithfield Awards judging: the day in pictures

Britain’s

Britain's best butchers presented their products in Glasgow last week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Irish pork firm completes major traceability investment

Irish pork supplier Oakpark Foods, which supplies bacon and pork products to the UK, will complete a £2.4m (€3m) investment at its Cahir Co, Tipperary site.

Smithfield Awards attract high level of entries

Britain’s best butchers will present their products in Glasgow this week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

Young butcher crowned champion

A young butcher has been declared the Yorkshire champion in the 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

Morrisons takes top turkey title

Morrisons was celebrating after scooping the top title in the annual British Turkey Awards last week.

Eblex points to domestic opportunity for fifth-quarter products

As reported by Doctor Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, as the export market for fifth-quarter products is growing, a market in the UK has opened up for small processors, which should not be missed.

Eblex manager highlights fifth-quarter benefits

Phil Hadley, senior regional manager at Eblex, has pointed to the economic and ecological benefits of fifth-quarter products in meatinfo.co.uk’s latest blog post.

Birds Eye sees post-horsegate profit uplift

Frozen food giant Birds Eye has reported a profit increase of almost 9%, to £85.4m, for the full year to 31 December 2013. Profit for 2012 stood at £78.1m in comparison.

Moy Park introduces new chicken range

Moy Park has launched a new range of pre-prepared, added-value chicken products under its ‘Good Kitchen’ brand.

Pork roadshows ‘postponed’

Bpex has “postponed” its Regional Roadshow events this year in an “overall review” of its marketing programme.

Makeover for Hazlemere butcher’s

A Buckinghamshire butcher’s shop, Halls of Hazlemere, has been refurbished for the first time in almost 30 years.

DNA sample meat testing in Ireland reveals surprising results

DNA testing in butcher’s shops in Ireland has shown that more than half of the sampled products were not Irish.

Assure-IP strengthens halal product testing

Assure-IP’s halal certification system has teamed up with Romer Labs for DNA testing of its products.

Trade body plays down ‘row’ on bacon smoking

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has played down the alleged row between UK bacon producers and Europe over bacon smoking.

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.

Sainsbury’s courts takeaway consumers with new range

Sainsbury’s is urging shoppers to ditch the takeaway and visit the supermarket for a “makeaway” with the launch of a new range of products.

Parliamentary group calls for more halal labelling research

An all party parliamentary group (APPG) for beef and lamb has published a report calling for more research into labelling of halal products.

Commonwealth Games gives boost to haggis

“Haggis has been the real winner” of the Commonwealth Games, according to Tesco, which has seen increased sales of Scottish products.

Retail specialist urges suppliers to capitalise on booming game market

As venison sales soar, retail marketing firm Bridgethorne has urged suppliers to make use of the growing market.

Halal organisation repairs relations with Malaysia

Halal Food Authority (HFA) certified products can now be exported to Malaysia again, after the Asian country stopped recognising the certifier due to the pork DNA scandal last year.

Falling prices push beef industry to breaking point

The “‘sword of Damocles’ is hanging over the beef industry” due to falling prices and a lack of retailer support, according to the chairman of Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), the meat promotion body in Wales.

Defra launches consultation on English meat regulation

A new Defra consultation is seeking views on whether England should retain national legislation to uphold the quality of its meat products when new EU food laws come into effect at the end of the year.

Welfare highlighted at Eblex event

The Young European Meat Committee (YEMCO) focused on the demand for high-welfare meat in Europe, and the importance of imported products being of the same standard as European.

New frozen cookery website launched

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a new cookery website dedicated to frozen foods, for home cooks across all skill levels.

Environment charity calls on government to reduce UK’s resource use

Over one-and-a-half times the UK’s land size is used to provide the nation with food products and other necessities, a Friends of the Earth report has revealed today.

Caught in the web

Unlike the volatility inherent in the stock market, commodity prices or indeed the price of meat itself, the market for butchers’ sundries is one that does not tend to fluctuate wildly over the course of the year. Although trends do come and go, there is no doubt that butchers need a steady supply of ancillary products to run their businesses, and that these incorporate everything from twine to sausage casings, hygiene products and knives to pre-packed and display trays.

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