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Chicken scandal provides opportunity for butchers

The latest meat scandal to rock the industry has given butchers a welcome sales boost. 

ABP and Fane Valley Linden Foods deal cleared

The proposed acquisition of joint control of Linden Foods by ABP Food Group and Fane Valley has been given the green light following an investigation by the European Commission. 

Shropshire poultry farm given planning permission

Proposals for a 210,000-bird poultry farm in Shropshire have been given approval despite public opposition. 

Wiltshire poultry plant given planning permission

Planning permission for a major poultry processing facility in Wiltshire has been granted. 

Pukka Pies modernises foodservice branding

Pukka Pies has given its foodservice branding a makeover to make it more appealing to the ‘foodie’ market. 

AHDB Pork supports Ladies in Pigs

Ladies in Pigs (LIPs) has been given support of £100,000 thanks to a sponsorship deal with AHDB Pork. 

Tesco given supplier deadline by GCA

Tesco has been given a month to improve how it treats suppliers following an investigation by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA). 

Kerry McCarthy MP has been appointed Shadow Environment Secretary
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Mixed reaction to McCarthy appointment

The farming community has given a decidedly lukewarm reaction to the appointment of Kerry McCarthy MP as Shadow Environment Secretary. 

New Q Guild corporate members announced

Six meat sector suppliers from across the country have been awarded Butchers Q Guild corporate membership.  

Pork Farms gets go ahead to buy Kerry Foods pastry division by Competition Markets Authority

The Pork Farms acquisition of Kerry Foods’ chilled savoury pastry business has been given the green light by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Poultry business owner given suspended sentence over chicken deaths

The owner of a poultry business in Essex has been given a suspended prison sentence and fined £12,500 following an investigation into the death of more than 6,000 chickens due to heat exhaustion. 

QMS hosts top chefs at Scotch Beef and Lamb event

Those involved in the production of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI were celebrated at a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) event, as some of the country’s top chefs were given a ‘Hoof to Hook’ tour.  

Green light given for new badger culls

Natural England has given the go-ahead for the second of four years of badger culling in west Gloucestershire and west Somerset to attempt to prevent the spread of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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