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Game on: can the retailer keep consumers interested in game meat?

The game is afoot. There are big things predicted for the UK game market and all the pieces are beginning to fall into place. 

Meat Business Women confirms venue

Tallow Chandlers Hall in London has been confirmed as the venue for the fourth Meat Business Women forum, taking place on Wednesday, 4 October. 

Worldskills butchery competition heads to Wales

The Welsh heat of the Worldskills butchery competition is taking place today. 

Butchers prepare for first heat of Worldskills Competition 2017

The first heat of the Worldskills Competition 2017 is taking place on Wednesday, 31 May at the Southern Regional College in Newry, Northern Ireland. 

UK beats Germany to come fifth in International Young Butcher Competition

The UK trounced Germany to claim fifth place in the International Young Butcher Competition, set in the picturesque Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck in Austria, although France came top.

Innovation in animal medicines must continue after EU departure

Measures must be in place to facilitate trade and innovation for animal medicines when the UK leaves the European Union. 

Rare burgers need food safety management plan

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has agreed that the preparation and service of rare burgers in food outlets is unacceptable unless a validated and verified food safety management plan is in place. 

First for Northern Irish beef

The inaugural Northern Ireland Beef Event, Beef NI Expo and Pedigree Calf Fair will take place on 14 November at the old Balmoral Belfast venue. 

George Parker, Chris Riley & Peter Rushforth will represent the UK at this year’s International Young Butcher Competition
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Young butchers chosen to represent UK

Three young butchers have been selected to represent the UK at this year’s International Young Butcher Competition (IYBC), taking place later this month in the Netherlands. 

QVC research shows that more women are taking control of the grill
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Barbecue Queens step up to the grill

The art of barbecuing is often a chance for the male sex to show off their culinary skills. However, research shows that Barbecue Queens, or ‘BBQs’, are finding their place on the grill. 

Critical eye on saturated fat

As dietary review guidelines once again come to the fore, it seems there are no plans by the government to amend advice on saturated fat – a decision that is coming under fire from researchers. Eleanor Mackay reports

Eblex helps meat industry prepare for US opening

Eblex has been preparing the UK beef and lamb sector for the opening of the US market, should a trade agreement be reached between the two countries.

Faccenda embarks on campylobacter prevention trials

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods is launching full-scale trials of the campylobacter prevention technology SonoSteam, it has announced.

Sausage Week competition reveals brand finalists

The finalists in the ‘Brands’ category of this year’s British Sausage Week competition have now been revealed.

Badger Trust takes court action over culls

The Badger Trust is today (9 October) taking the government to court over the lack of independent monitoring of the relaunched badger culls in Somerset and Gloucester.

RSPCA rebrands animal welfare scheme

The RSPCA’s animal welfare assurance scheme, Freedom Food, has announced it will rebrand to ‘RSPCA Assured’ in response to consumer research.

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