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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. 

Kettyle Foods attributes pioneering ideas to key for success

Innovative ideas and new product development are the secrets to triumph, according to Kettyle Irish Foods. 

International operations drive volume growth for Hilton Foods

Meat packing firm Hilton Foods has reported an impressive performance in the 28 weeks to 16 July 2017 thanks to its international operations. 

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. 

NI firm launches hickory-smoked burgers

Northern Ireland-based Buchanan Foods has added an innovative burger solution to its growing portfolio. 

Kerry sees increased competition in UK market

The Kerry Group’s UK and Ireland consumer foods division saw increased competition in the first half of the year. 

Buchanan Foods diversifies by developing peat bacon

Northern Irish meat producer Buchanan Foods has introduced a new peat-smoked bacon in a strategy designed to set itself apart in the marketplace. 

Imported foods could have ‘devastating’ impact on livestock industry

Northern Ireland’s chief veterinary officer has warned of the damaging implications importing foods can have on the livestock industry. 

Pork firm eyes global growth with factory investment

Cranswick Country Foods has won permission to extend its pork abattoir in Preston from East Ridings District Council and now plans to use it to build on product development and global trade. 

Bawnbua Foods wins new contracts worth £10m

Processor Bawnbua Foods, formerly known as Eurostock Foods, has announced new contract wins worth in excess of £10 million (m). The business has won contracts with international supermarket chains, food manufacturing companies and specialist frozen food retailers. 

Duck firm moves production amid bird virus threat

Gressingham Foods has halted processing at its poultry slaughter plant in Redgrave, Suffolk after bird flu restrictions were imposed at a neighbouring Banham Poultry site, transferring operations to Debach, near Woodbridge.

Musclefood.com calculates calorie content of barbecues

New research from Musclefood.com has revealed that our favourite grilled meats may come at a cost. 

Blakemore Fresh Foods expansion pays dividends

Blakemore Fresh Foods has reported a year of record sales, attributing the success to expansion over the period. 

FSA to appeal against Newby Foods ruling

Newby Foods is bracing itself for a Food Standards Agency (FSA) appeal against the high court ruling exempting it from UK restrictions on desinewed meat (DSM) and mechanically separated meat (MSM). 

Heron Foods recalls turkey breast joint

Heron Foods is recalling its basted turkey breast joint, due to a possible allergen (sulphite) presence, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list. 

New IFR study helps to identify food poisoning in raw foods

A report from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) has given new evidence on the background levels of spores of clostridium botulinum (C.botulinum) – a form of food poisoning – in raw foods, that it claimed will assist the food industry in delivering safe chilled foods more sustainably. 

Elmgrove Foods aims to maintain momentum after profit growth

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

Associated British Foods sees sales decline

Associated British Foods (ABF) has reported full year declines in sales and profits following what chief executive George Weston described as “challenges of food commodity deflation and big movements in exchange rates”.

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. 

Kerry Foods rolls out price-marked chilled range

Kerry Foods has launched a range of price-marked packs (PMP) across its chilled lines to cater for key consumer missions in convenience: food to go, top-up and meal for tonight. 

Ballymaguire Foods hopes to create 100 jobs with its new food plant in Lusk, Co Dublin
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Ballymaguire Foods to open new plant

Irish-based ready meal producer Ballymaguire Foods is to create 100 new jobs and add €4 million (£2.8m) to the Irish economy annually with the construction of a new food plant. 

Greencore Group welcomes positive start to 2015

International manufacturer of convenience foods Greencore Group has revealed that it has seen an increase in revenue for the 13 weeks to 26 June 2015. 

Poultry industry adds £300m extra to UK GDP

The affordability of poultry products relative to other foods has helped the industry grow its contribution to UK GDP by £300 million. 

Cyclists from the Cranswick Country Foods Flying Pigs Charity Bike Ride
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Cranswick employees get on their bikes for charity

Staff from Cranswick Country Foods set off on a 115-mile round bike ride to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. 

Direct Table Foods brings home the bacon

Direct Table Foods boosted pre-tax profit and sales in the past full financial year, helped by more stable raw material prices, according to accounts posted earlier this month at Companies House. 

Musclefood.com supplies healthy barbecue menu

A new variety of unconventional barbecue foods aims to offer a healthy alternative.  

JBS to purchase Moy Park in $1.5 billion deal

JBS SA has announced the acquisition of chicken producer Moy Park from Marfrig Global Foods in a US$1.5 billion deal. 

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. 

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. 

Linden Foods launches salt moss aged beef range in Marks & Spencer

Linden Foods in Northern Ireland has developed salt moss ageing to produce a salt-aged beef product range for Marks & Spencer. 

EC urged to apply COOL to meat as an ingredient

The European Parliament has asked the European Commission to introduce country-of-origin labelling (COOL) for meat used as an ingredient in processed foods. 

Cornish butcher launches wholesale business

A new wholesale business has been launched in the South West by the man behind Kernow Sausages.

Faccenda Foods sees profits rise for fourth consecutive year

Faccenda Foods has reported an increase in profits for the fourth year running.

Offal firm on latest Fast Track 100 list

Offal distributor Elmgrove Foods has made the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list, made up of country’s fastest-growing companies.

West Country Beef and Lamb chosen for Tesco’s Finest pies

Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) West Country Beef has been chosen by Tesco for use in its ‘Finest’ range.

BIRD FLU UPDATE: Cherry Valley identified as owner of bird flu farm

The Yorkshire farm involved in the recent H5 avian flu outbreak is owned by Cherry Valley Foods, due to be acquired by Faccenda Foods by the end of the year.

Faccenda continues expansion with proposed deal for Cherry Valley

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods is to acquire duck business Cherry Valley Foods by the end of the year.

Irish pork firm completes major traceability investment

Irish pork supplier Oakpark Foods, which supplies bacon and pork products to the UK, will complete a £2.4m (€3m) investment at its Cahir Co, Tipperary site.

Newby Foods loses long-running legal battle on MSM

Northallerton meat processor Newby Foods has lost a long-running court battle in which it fought for its products to be classified as a meat preparation.

Company fined over horse meat sausage

Trading standards bosses have fined food importer Expo Foods Ltd after a pork sausage was discovered to have almost 50% horse meat.

Linden Foods to support Ulster Rugby team

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Foods has announced it will be the official meat supplier of meat and poultry to the Ulster Rugby squad for the 2014/2015 season.

Linden Foods introduces meat boxes range to Fane Valley

Red meat processor Linden Foods has revealed a new range of meat boxes to be sold in Fane Valley Co-operative stores in Northern Ireland.

Pork Farms purchases Kerry Foods division

Pork Farms has acquired the chilled savoury pastry assets of Kerry Foods.

Poultry processor invests £5m at Brackley site

Faccenda Foods, recently accused of food hygiene failings by The Guardian, has announced it will invest £5m in a new despatch facility.

UK and Irish foods stand up to origin test

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not found any misleading information in a study looking at foods which have UK and Ireland country of origin claims.

Beef jerky business sold to customer

Bare Earth, producer of Biltong dried meat snacks, has been sold to customer Mariani Foods Europe in a pre-pack deal.

New frozen cookery website launched

The British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF) has launched a new cookery website dedicated to frozen foods, for home cooks across all skill levels.

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