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Bawnbua investment earns new contacts

Added-value meat supplier Bawnbua Foods has seen its food ingredients sector presence grow following an investment of £500,000 in its production facilities. According to the business, this investment has helped it win new supply contracts within the food manufacturing sector that are worth over £2 million in sales to date. 

Sainsbury’s in vertical integration beef supply trial

Supermarket Sainsbury’s has confirmed it is in the “very early stages” of a pilot scheme to test vertical integration of its beef supply chain.

Collaboration across food supply chain needed, according to Co-op

The Co-operative has called for the whole food supply chain to work together in overcoming industry challenges. 

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. 

Love Lamb Week to reach larger-scale audience

With the run-up to Love Lamb Week (1-7 September) reaching its climax, the supply chain is being called on to get behind the campaign. 

2 Sisters to expand production at Merthyr Tydfil plant

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to invest £1.4 million (m) to expand supply from its processing facility in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Lack of supply results in strong farmgate beef prices

Strong farmgate prices for Scottish beef are expected to continue, due to a low number of cattle available on the market.

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. 

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

Women across the meat supply chain are being encouraged to attend the fourth Meat Business Women seminar.

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

‘Prioritise food fraud or risk another horsemeat scandal’

Another horsemeat scandal could happen if enforcement authorities fail to prioritise food fraud, according to professor Chris Elliott, author of the food supply chain review following the debacle.

Rally call for Scotland’s supply chain post-EU

To overcome challenges that are expected to be created from Brexit, the Scottish red meat supply chain has been called upon to work together. 

Crawshaw Group sets out 2 Sisters deal advantages

More details on the 2 Sisters and Crawshaw Group partnership have been revealed including the proposed commercial benefits to the retail butchery chain.

How artificial casings are gaining ground in the UK

Rising global demand for natural casings is paradoxically aiding prospects for artificial alternatives, as manufacturers come under pressure to secure consistent supply, keep costs down and improve production efficiency. 

Crawshaw to enter into multi-million pound partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group

Crawshaw Group plc has announced today (Wednesday 26 April) that it has entered into a “transformational” supply chain partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group.

Safety first: Why industry and inspection agencies are being encouraged to collaborate

It is hard to look at the safety and security of the meat supply chain without referencing the major impact that the horsemeat scandal had in 2013. It highlighted major flaws in the supply chain and has been the catalyst for increased scrutiny on the meat served to consumers. 

Morrisons seeks future Great British suppliers

Retailer Morrisons has announced it is searching for new domestic food producers to supply the supermarket chain. 

Meat adulteration webinar launched by Meat Trades Journal

To learn more about protecting the supply chain in the UK food industry, be sure to register for Meat Trades Journal’s webinar on meat adulteration. 

2 Sisters to invest £150m in poultry business

The parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) has announced a £150m investment in its poultry business over the coming three to four years, with state-of-the-art technology and changes that would “revolutionise the supply chain end to end”. 

Boss fined for storing unsafe meat

A company director of Chrysalis Enterprises Ltd, Ben Loeber, has been fined £10,500 over storing unsafe meat in the human supply chain. 

Conference to address Welsh red meat supply chain

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC), also known as Meat Promotion Wales, is to discuss solutions to developing a sustainable and commercial red meat supply chain in Wales at its annual conference, taking place in Llandrindod Wells on 12 November. 

Pictured with Moy Park farmers is Stuart Thomson from Aviagen with David Gibson and Alan Johnston from Moy Park
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Moy Park poultry suppliers join prestigious club

A selection of Northern Irish farmers who supply to Moy Park have been rewarded for their hard work. 

Robertson’s Fine Foods to supply Aldi

Pork processor Robertson’s Fine Foods has struck a deal to supply Aldi stores across Scotland with 20 tonnes of its Ayrshire Middle Bacon in a deal worth £100,000. 

ABP gives students experience in meat industry

Food processor ABP has employed three students from Leeds City College since announcing a partnership to give young people experience in the meat and supply chain industry. 

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Hunt's Foodservice to supply Glastonbury Festival

Hunt's Foodservice has announced it will supply the frozen, chilled and ambient food to onsite caterers at Glastonbury Festival. 

Importance of working together and good supply chains highlighted at BMPA conference

Good supply chains are vital to the success of the meat industry, said the president of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) Peter Mitchell, at its annual conference last week. 

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. 

Progress at Asda supplier leads to Sonostream roll-out to combat campylobacter

Asda is rolling out the use of a steam process at the plants that supply it with chicken, after a trial found it dramatically reduced levels of campylobacter. 

Supply chain issues prompt abattoir closure

A Scottish halal abattoir is set to close with the loss of more than 100 jobs, after its owners said its location caused the business “significant supply chain complexities”. 

Free meat supply chain event organised

Pork and red meat levy bodies Bpex and Eblex are offering meat industry professionals a free conference set to discuss the use and flow of information in the supply chain.

Supply-demand imbalance hits cattle prices

Cattle prices are coming under pressure from slow consumer demand and ample supply, Eblex has warned.

Beef supply and demand set to settle, says QMS

Beef prices could begin to firm up in the coming months, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has predicted, in welcome news for cattle farmers, who have faced falling prices during the first part of the year.

Scottish beef farmers urged to remain positive

The over-supply of cattle in Scotland has been described as a “short-term blip” by president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Alan McNaughton.

Welsh meat industry seeks to upgrade carcase grading

Representatives from the Welsh meat industry have set about searching for ways to update the current carcase grading system, which is based on the EUROP grid.

Cooperation key to success in supply chain security

Greater cooperation and collaboration throughout the UK food supply chain was highlighted as a key factor in tackling the challenges of effective supply chain security, at a Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum on the subject last week.

Campylobacter webinar gets to heart of the bug

A successful ‘Cracking down on Campy’ webinar, a joint project between MTJ and the Food Standards Agency (FSA), saw a range of experts discuss what the industry is doing, and needs to do, to combat the bacteria. A recording of the webinar can still be accessed by following the link at the bottom of the story.

Dawn Meats scoops McDonald’s sustainability award

Irish meat firm Dawn Meats has been awarded the McDonald’s Europe Sustainable Supply Award 2015 for the second time in a row, for its work on improving sustainability.

Marketing authority to investigate pork pie merger

The Competition and Marketing Authority (CMA) is to investigate the merger of Pork Farms and Kerry Foods over concern it could form a monopoly in the pork pie market.

Report claims demand must dictate Welsh Beef supply

Co-operation across the supply chain and better knowledge of consumer demand would help secure a positive future for Welsh Beef, a report into the industry has found. 

Study suggests a limit to consumers’ willingness to pay for sustainability

Consumers may not be willing to pay food companies a premium for high standards of social and environmental responsibility, according to a new report.

Lamb prices start to rise

Lamb prices are beginning to pick up after declining over recent months, but they still remain lower than last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

GCA asks Tesco to look at attitude to suppliers

Just one week after Tesco announced a serious over-stating of profits and another meat contamination case, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon said she has asked the retailer to examine its behaviour towards suppliers.

Sheep prices set to struggle into 2015

The UK sheep trade is set to remain under pressure into the new year due to various reasons, according to Eblex.

QMS outlines reasons for fall in lamb price

The current auction market price of lamb is lower at this time of year than it has been for more than four years, and a complex range of factors is the reason why, according to Stuart Ashworth from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Assure-IP strengthens halal product testing

Assure-IP’s halal certification system has teamed up with Romer Labs for DNA testing of its products.

Horsemeat scandal research given go ahead

Two British universities have been awarded grants through the Global Food Security Programme to research the effects of the horsemeat scandal.

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.

Pig prices fall to lowest point since April 2013

Pig prices have fallen to their lowest point since April 2013, as higher supplies and subdued demand have combined to produce a similar picture to that in the sheepmeat and cattle sectors.

MEPs back British farming

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has received 33 signatures from MEPs in Strasbourg who are committed to the Back British Farming Pledge.

Concern over lamb prices deepens

Another meat body has expressed its concern at the fall in lamb prices as supply increases.

Meat body reports cooling for lamb prices

Lamb prices have cooled over the past five weeks, due to a strong sterling and extra availability of lambs on the market, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

NFUS blog reviews outcome of beef summit

NFU Scotland president Nigel Miller has published a blog in which he reflected on the beef crisis summit, and looks at how its recommendations could be implemented.

EFRA calls for robust approach to food security

Sustainable intensification and focused government leadership are needed to address the needs of UK food security, a parliamentary report has claimed.

McDonald’s bestows sustainability award on Dawn Meats

Irish company Dawn Meats was “honoured” to receive a global sustainability award from McDonald’s.

Lamb in plentiful supply

Good spring weather has led to an increased number of lambs reaching the market, with auction prices firm, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Irish beef imports put pressure on Welsh supply

An increase in Irish beef imports has resulted in a dramatic fall in prices of Welsh steers according to the Welsh red meat body Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC).

HCC reveals fall in beef prices

According to Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), an increase in the UK’s supply of prime cattle and an uplift in imports, alongside subdued consumer demand, have caused a fall in beef prices in recent months.

Beef and veal supply expected to remain tight

AHDB Market Intelligence and Eblex forecasts suggest that while beef and veal supply is expected to be up on last year, the long-term situation will remain tight.

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