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Government scheme to ‘reduce burden’ for Welsh meat industry

A new memorandum of understanding (MOU) will enable the reduction of animal feed inspections of farms across Wales by local authority trading standards. 

Welsh butchers promote Love Lamb Week

Butchers across Wales have received seasonal promotional material as Love Lamb Week gets underway. 

Beef and lamb specialists to improve industry competitiveness

New livestock specialists have been trained across the country to help the industry meet market requirements.

Sheep farmers champion Love Lamb Week

The next generation of sheep farmers is calling on the next generation of shoppers to put lamb back on plates across Britain through Love Lamb Week. 

Cattle disease surveillance dashboard launched

A new interactive map highlighting cattle disease across Great Britain has been launched by the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). 

Meat companies go for gold

Meat companies across the nation have been honoured at the Great Taste Awards 2017. 

Scottish butchers rally behind pork campaign

Butchers across Scotland are supporting a campaign encouraging consumers to ‘Do More with Pork’. 

Poultry farmers and buyers welcomed back to Scottish mart

For the first time since the avian flu restrictions were enforced across Scotland in December, poultry farmers and buyers made their return to Lawrie & Symington’s Lanark mart. 

Food labelling workshops assist industry

The first workshop helping small producers to understand and comply with the current Food Information Regulations has been positively received by participants across the UK. 

Andrews Chiller Hire has doubled its fleet of FC90 Fast Chill models
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Andrews Chiller Hire doubles fleet

Andrews Chiller Hire has doubled its fleet of FC90 Fast Chill models, due to increasing popularity as a positive fix when temporary chiller hire is called upon across all sectors of the food and drinks industry. 

A new butchery apprentice scheme has been approved by the government
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Butchery apprentice scheme is approved

Apprenticeships in the meat industry have received a boost following government approval to launch a brand new ‘Trailblazer’ programme, set to go live this autumn across England. 

Livestock industry unveils joint approach to data collection

The livestock industry has agreed to work together to ensure the correct information and data are being collected across the poultry, pig, beef and sheep sectors. 

BVD initiative to be rolled out across UK

A major cattle industry initiative to help eliminate bovine viral diarrhoea (BVD) is to be extended across the UK. 

FSA unannounced inspections reveal mostly good animal welfare standards in UK slaughterhouses

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has unveiled the results of its unannounced inspections of slaughterhouses across Britain. 

Tulip to license sea salt solution

Tulip has agreed a deal to become the UK’s sole licensor of Iposol Gmbh’s sea salt solution, which the pork giant uses to reduce the salt in its Danepak bacon by 30%.

Swedish supermarket takes Scotch Beef across chain

Scotch Beef and Lamb will now be sold in all 1,300 stores of Sweden’s leading supermarket ICA.

Warm and Tasty campaign offers surprise pies

A Glasgow postman received a surprise delivery from TV presenter Carol Smillie this week as part of the ‘Warm and Tasty’ pie campaign.

ABP joins forces with Leeds College

Meat company ABP has teamed up with Leeds City College to help students develop skills essential for the meat industry.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers’ and Buthers’ Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Deadline looming for meat and poultry awards

Processing companies across the meat sector are being urged to polish up their entries for one of the UK’s most prestigious competitions.

US producer to speak at pig disease seminar

A US pig producer will speak at Bpex’s seminars on the prevention of exotic diseases to highlight the devastation caused by the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea virus (PEDv).

Butchers urged to register for fair

With competitions, speakers and latest innovations on display, butchers are being urged to register for free entry to this Autumn’s Butchers and Bakers Fair.

Farming and sheep bodies join forces on lamb

As lamb prices take a tumble, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has teamed up with the National Sheep Association (NSA) and produced the ‘Vision for British Lamb Production’ report.

Chicken scandal update: Union joins call for stricter food inspection

Union bosses are calling for food inspection services to be ramped back up in the wake of headline claims in The Guardian over chicken production.

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