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Sales growth reported by Simon Howie Butchers

Scottish-based Simon Howie Butchers has seen a year of sales growth, despite mounting pressures. 

Robertson’s Fine Foods expands supply deal with Aldi by 175%

Ayrshire-based Robertson’s Fine Foods has extended its supply deal with discounter Aldi. 

Industry partnership tightens supply chain security

A Belfast-based transparency and food security firm has announced a partnership that will help strengthen food integrity.

Industry plays down Hepatitis E scare stories

The meat industry has played down national newspaper reports this weekend, linking consumption of pork products sold by one UK supermarket to consumers contracting Hepatitis E (Hep E).

NI firm launches hickory-smoked burgers

Northern Ireland-based Buchanan Foods has added an innovative burger solution to its growing portfolio. 

Last call for Butcher’s Shop of the Year

Fancy your chances against the best in the country? Well, you have until Monday 14 August to get your entries into Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2017.

Aldi caters to convenience market

Discounter Aldi has expanded its audience reach by launching four new meat-based ready-to-cook options. 

Investment firms eye Moy Park acquisition

UK-based private equity firms are circling poultry processor Moy Park, which has been put up for sale by Brazilian parent company JBS to pay off debts.

Partnership tackles food fraud on international level

Belfast-based Arc-net has entered into a partnership that aims to fight food fraud by utlising innovation and technologies. 

Yorkshire butcher promotes local lamb in school workshop

Yorkshire butcher Brindon Addy promoted local lamb at a butchery workshop at Holmfirth High School, West Yorkshire, last week.

Tulip commits to multi-million investment in training

Tulip plans to invest millions in training amid ambitions to be a "world class" meat processor, CEO Steve Francis told this site.

Roundworm resistance initiative to help sheep breeders

Lleyn sheep producers will be able to select animals for their resistance to roundworm, based on an estimated breeding value (EBV). 

Pig industry to benefit from training tool

A training and development web-based tool is scheduled to be introduced to the pig industry. 

Walter Rose & Son wins Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016

After years of being a finalist, Wiltshire-based Walter Rose & Son has scooped the top prize of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2016. 

Dalziel acquires Burma Bacon Supplies

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has expanded its business after acquiring Staffordshire-based Burma Bacon Supplies for an undisclosed sum. 

Meat industry mourns death

Ian Galloway, chairman of Bridge of Allan-based Scotbeef, has died after a short illness, at the age of 75. 

Award-winning butcher puts the Bang Bang into bangers

Wiltshire-based butcher Walter Rose & Son is celebrating local boxing champion with a specially designed sausage. 

Meat business named and shamed

London-based P&S Foods, which trades as Sam’s Chicken, has been named among the latest list of employers who have failed to pay their workers the National Minimum Wage. 

Essentia's new ProFlavor enhances the meat flavour of a host of products such as gravies
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Essentia Protein Solutions launches new meat flavours

Essentia Protein Solutions has launched into the flavours market with a new range of meat broth-based flavours for meat, savoury and seasoning applications. 

Suffolk chicken plant acquired by 1Stop Halal

A chicken processing plant in Eye, Suffolk, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group is to be taken over by Angus-based 1Stop Halal in July. 

James Macsween, joint Managing Director of Macsween (middle) receiving the award at the ceremony
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Haggis maker recognised for contribution to food and drink industry

The joint managing directors of Edinburgh-based haggis producer Macsweens have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to food and drink at the Scottish Food & Drink Excellence Awards. 

TV chef Adrian Martin has teamed up with butcher Stewart Collins to help promote healthy eating
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Glasgow butcher teams up with Irish TV chef

Muirhead-based award-winning butcher S Collins & Son has lined up rising Irish TV chef Adrian Martin to give cookery classes at six local schools and two fund-raising events this summer. 

Clarification: IFA DNA testing

Following Meatinfo’s story on an Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pork DNA testing scheme, the IFA has asked us to clarify our story.

French importer rewarded for commitment to Scotch Lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has rewarded a French importer for its commitment to Scotch Lamb.

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