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Poultry firm’s transport licence suspended

Birmingham poultry firm Adam Halal Foods has had its transport licence suspended for two weeks following the discovery of illegal vehicle operations. 

Mandatory CCTV in abattoirs to be introduced in 2018

CCTV recording will become mandatory in all slaughterhouses in England next year, Environment Secretary Michael Gove said following a public consultation on the issue. 

Pig industry faces labour Brexit crisis

The UK pig industry could be faced with a massive labour shortage if the government does not retain access to EU workers following Brexit, according to a National Pig Association (NPA) members survey. 

Pig farmgate prices steady following extended volatility

Farmgate pig prices have returned to a traditional seasonal pattern in 2017, following considerable volatility in recent years. 

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. 

Industry mourns death of legend

The meat industry was left shaken this week following on from the unexpected death of Marco Peerdeman. 

2 Sisters responds to tampering allegations

Poultry producer 2 Sisters Food Group has maintained that hygiene and food safety are priorities for its business following allegations of hygiene breaches and date tampering. 

Big Daddy Rump Steak back at Aldi

Aldi has reintroduced its ‘Big Daddy’ extra thick British rump steak for a limited time, following the success of its previous launch. 

Seven UK pork processors given China access

Seven businesses in England and Northern Ireland have been granted access to supply pork to China following the agreement of a new export deal. 

Norwich-based halal butcher victim of hate crime

Witnesses have been called to come forward following criminal damage to a halal butcher’s in Norwich. 

Guilty verdict in horsemeat trial

Three men have been found guilty of fraudulently adding horsemeat to the food chain following a three-week trial. 

Puddledub expands with new butcher’s shop

A Fife farm is set to open its first standalone butcher’s shop under the Puddledub brand next month, following a successful pop up. 

Meat industry voices post-Brexit labour fears

The British meat and farming industries have again raised concerns about access to EU workers following Brexit as the government outlined its legislative plan in the recent Queen’s address to Parliament. 

Livestock producers advised on farm break-ins

Farmers have been warned of break-ins, following an increase in the industry being targeted by animal rights protestors. 

Morrisons shortens payment terms for small suppliers

As of 1 April 2017, retailer Morrisons will shorten its payment terms to a maximum of 14 days following receipt of a valid electronic invoice. 

Joint investigation launched over Skegness abattoir fire

A joint fire and police investigation is underway following a fire at an abattoir in Skegness on Friday, 24 February. 

Welsh-Danish connections grow following 20% sales rise

Carmarthenshire farmers Huw and Sheila Davies played host to visitors from Denmark following promotions by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) that saw a 20% uplift in sales of Welsh lamb. 

Dog owners threatened with prosecution

Following on from a number of incidents in recent weeks of dogs worrying sheep, dog walkers in Orkney and Shetland are being urged to keep their pets on a tight lead. 

Aldi capitalises on wagyu demand with rump steak offer

Supermarket chain Aldi is securing its position as the largest retailer of wagyu steak following on from the success of its wagyu rib-eye and sirloin steaks for Father’s Day. 

Halal Food Authority condemns Britain First following slaughterhouse visit

The Halal Food Authority (HFA) is considering action against political party Britain First following a visit to a halal meat business. 

British Poultry Council to publish animal welfare guidance

The British Poultry Council (BPC) is to publish industry-led guidance in the poultry sector, following the government’s decision to repeal official guidance on animal welfare standards. 

More meat needed on Brexit referendum

More clarity on the implications of a yes result in the impending EU referendum has been called for following rumours that it will take place this summer. 

Pulled pork romps home in Black Farmer customer poll

Pulled pork sausages are the latest innovation from The Black Farmer, following a Facebook poll to determine its next new flavour. 

Glasgow food businesses to be inspected

Full traceability inspections are to be carried out at all halal butchers in Glasgow during 2016, following concerns over meat transparency. 

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). 

Butcher praises community following £3,500 meat theft

A butcher in Riverhead, Kent, has applauded the “brilliant” community for the support they have shown after £3,500-worth of meat was taken just before Christmas. 

Avian influenza suspected in Scotland

Poultry producers in Scotland have been warned by the Scottish government to ‘stay vigilant’ following a suspected case of avian influenza (AI) in Fife. 

Elmgrove Foods aims to maintain momentum after profit growth

Dunbia-owned processor Elmgrove Foods plans to grow its product range following a strong year. 

Carr’s Group to continue UK investment

Agricultural and food business Carr’s Group has set out growth plans for its UK and global divisions following its full-year results. 

Tesco makes lamb pack pledge

Tesco is to stop selling lamb products in mixed origin packs following a meeting with the National Farmers’ Union (NFU). 

Linden Foods has invested £1 million in reducing its carbon footprint
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NI meat processor cuts carbon in government initiative

Northern Irish fresh meat processor Linden Foods has radically reduced its carbon footprint, following a £1m investment. 

Photos of the Mr Meat site found animal carcases piled on the ground
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Mr Meats abattoir under investigation

A Birmingham abattoir is under investigation by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following nine years of complaints over bad smells. 

Beef prices settle following unpredictable year

Following an unpredictable 2015 for prime beef cattle prices, the market has relaxed to a level similar to that of 12 months ago, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

Andy Robertson's premature retirement means the NFU needs a new director general
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NFU starts search for new director general

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has begun its search for a new director general following the resignation of Andy Robertson in August. 

Transformation leads to profit for Karro

Pork supplier Karro Food Group has delivered a significant annual profit following a period of transformation. 

Butcher closes due to E.Coli outbreak

A butcher’s shop in Teeside has closed following a food poisoning outbreak. 

The winners of the Interfood Technology charity race day celebrate their hard-fought victory
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Interfood tops grid at charity race day

Interfood Technology is in pole position to raise over £6,000 for charity following a karting race day at Daytona Motorsport in Milton Keynes.  

Ireland set to return to a 'controlled risk' status

Ireland is expected to return to a ‘controlled risk’ status following the confirmation of BSE. 

Supply and demand for prime cattle starting to even up

Prices for prime cattle look to be stabilising following a redressing of the balance between supply and demand. 

Halal bodies urge further action by Food Standards Agency and Defra on wrongly labelled products

Two organisations representing Muslims have called on the government to ban food manufacturers from self-certifying foods as halal, following uproar over a ‘halal’ Aldi product which actually contained pork. 

AIMS accuses FSA of ruining Farmbox Meats business with investigation

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) following the Farmbox Meats verdict over the mislabelling of goat meat as lamb or mutton, earlier this week. 

Aldi introduces Wagyu burgers

Discount supermarket Aldi has launched a new range of Wagyu beef burgers for only £2.99 per pack.

FSA investigates alleged abuses at Staffordshire abattoir

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that it has launched an immediate investigation into the alleged animal abuse at the S Bagshaw and Sons abattoir, and stopped any further processing at the site.

Tulip creates jobs with £16m plant extension

Tulip has created an additional 145 jobs at its Westerleigh plant following the completion of a £16m expansion at the site. 

Andrew Rhodes is to move to the Department for Work and Pensions
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New boss for the FSA

The Food Standards Agency has announced the arrival of a new chief operating officer following the departure of Andrew Rhodes.

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