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Proposed meat tax would make things worse, says industry representative

The industry has hit back against a proposed meat tax, claiming that an enforcement wouldn’t solve climate change and health concerns. 

Poultry industry urges safeguarding of welfare standards

British poultry farmers have called for public procurement of British food and no dilution of health and welfare standards in Brexit trade deals. 

Industry needs to communicate health benefits of meat

The meat industry has been told that it should be doing more to portray the health benefits of consuming red meat to the public. 

Parkside appoints new operations director

Packaging solutions provider Parkside has announced the appointment of Alan Morrisroe as UK operations director.

Men’s Health to launch sous vide range

Magazine Men’s Health is set to launch a range of sous vide meat dishes into the UK this month.

Chorizo recalled from Costcutter due to health risk

Retailer Costcutter has issued a recall on its Independent Sliced Chorizo amid fears of health risks.

ABP UK signs licensing agreement with Men’s Health

ABP UK has announced that it has entered into a brand licensing agreement with lifestyle magazine and website Men’s Health.

Gluten tag, butchers

Meat producers use coatings and seasonings to bring food to the next level. And in an age where the health-conscious consumer reigns supreme, butchers are producing gluten-free foods to ensure they are graced with the so-called health halo. This effect refers to the healthfulness of a product and it’s having a big impact in supermarkets. 

Industry video to highlight health benefits of meat consumption

A new video has been designed to showcase the health and nutritional benefits of eating red meat. 

Quality Meat Scotland’s new addition to drive healthy eating

Scottish industry body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has welcomed a new health and education executive to the organisation. 

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). 

Faccenda uses ‘holistic’ approach to antibiotic reduction

Poultry producer Faccenda Foods has cut its antibiotic usage by 70% over the past two years with the help of animal well-being experts St David’s Poultry Team.

Scotland’s BSE-free status to open up export opportunities

The news that Scotland is officially BSE risk-free has been welcomed by the red meat sector.

Meat products recalled over health concerns

Daylesford has recalled two of its ham products due to the presence of listeria monocytogenes. 

Red meat key to health, says expert

Unprocessed red meat has a key role to play in improving the nation’s health, but product changes may be needed to ensure Britain eats enough high quality protein.

Animal health organisation calls for government support

The next government has been called on to provide the necessary tools to the animal health industry to ensure it is able to flourish post-Brexit. 

AVO extends BBQ range

Tapping into the health market, European ingredients manufacturer AVO has launched a new Lafiness to its marinade range.

Pig farmers pledge commitment to animal health

Scottish pig farmers have shown their loyalty to animal health and welfare by signing up to the Scottish Pig Health Charter. 

Coalville butcher closed following hygiene violations

A butcher’s shop in Coalville, north-west Leicestershire, has been ordered to close after Environmental Health Officers found “unacceptable hygiene practices”. 

Scottish butcher capitalises on sausage health craze

Malcolm Allan, Scotland’s Family Butcher, is the latest to make the most out of the health trend by introducing two low-fat sausage products. 

Pub manager fined after food poisoning death

A food business operator and the manager of a public house in Cornwall has been fined following the death of an elderly lady.

Vet association welcomes results of antibiotic resistant bacteria testing

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has labelled the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) risk assessment on MRSA and LA-MRSA as “very positive news”.

Butcher fined thousands after worker slashes hand

A butcher’s has been fined after a worker suffered deep lacerations to one of his hands when working.

Not so weird science

Science now dictates the quality of the meat eaten, nutrition, genetics and even the health of the animal. 

Progress in cattle health welcomed by vets

Significant improvements have been made in advancing cattle health, according to the latest biennial report from Great Britain’s Cattle Health and Welfare Group (CHAWG). 

PHWC to create industry-led pig animal welfare guidance

New guidance to help pig producers comply with legislation is to be drawn up by the Pig Health and Welfare Council (PHWC). 

Anti-meat agenda concerns for industry

A leading figure in the meat industry has warned of a growing anti-meat agenda and fears it may be the next food to be targeted by health bodies after sugary drinks and fatty snacks. 

Bacon: Burnt, but still in business

In a year of falling prices, dwindling demand and a scathing report from the World Health Organisation, is there anything business can do to save its bacon? Oscar Rousseau reports. 

Human health threatened by antimicrobial resistance

A new study has shown that bacteria in humans, food, and animals continue to show resistance to the most common antimicrobials. 

Colin Stuart Cullimore CBE passed away on 22 December
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Meat industry legend Colin Stuart Cullimore passes away

Industry giant Colin Stuart Cullimore has passed away on 22 December following a long period of ill-health. 

Organic meat company starts year with new innovation

Devon-based The Well Hung Meat Company has begun 2016 with the launch of a meatbox aimed at simplifying eating clean, healthy, and organic meat. 

Pictorial system used in hygiene training

A training supplier has spearheaded a new way of helping to educate people who speak different languages.

Food safety industry receives new sentencing guidelines

The food sector has received a new set of sentencing guidelines, designed to improve health and safety within the industry. 

The E. coli outbreak in Scotland has been linked to venison products
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Scottish E. coli outbreak linked to venison products

Nine cases of infection with the same strain of E. coli have been reported from across Scotland, associated with the consumption of venison products, according to Health Protection Scotland (HPS). 

Lamb diseases to peak in October

Farmers and producers of lamb are being urged to ensure their sheep are vaccinated as autumn arrives.

FSA puts forward rare burger guidance

The increased popularity of burgers served rare has prompted the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to look at how businesses can meet consumer demand while ensuring public health remains protected. 

Precautions taken to tackle pig illness

Over 40,000 sows across the country are thought to be covered by AHDB Pork’s significant disease charter in a provision to tackle the porcine epidemic diarrhoea virus (PEDv) should it arrive in the UK.

QMS to address sheep lameness

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) is working alongside MSD Animal Health in running a series of free workshops that will focus on preventing sheep lameness. 

British barbecue hygiene at a dangerous level

The British barbecue season may be a time to relax, but research has shown that hygiene levels could be a cause for concern.

Pork scratchings revamped as health food

Pork scratchings have had a makeover and been reinvented as a health food. The traditional pub favourite has been revamped by an online food retailer which specialises in food for athletes and fitness fans and has devised a lower-fat, lower-salt version. 

2 Sisters makes antibiotic commitment on poultry

2 Sisters Food Group (2SFG) is to stop using in its poultry production all antibiotics prioritised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being critically important to human health. 

Livestock health research to receive £6m funding boost

Eblex and Bpex will receive funding to improve livestock health as part of a £6m research programme.

Protein ingredient firms in strategic merger

Meat protein manufacturer, BHJ Ingredients has merged with US companies Proliant Meat Ingredients and Proliant Health to form a new protein brand company, Essentia Protein Solutions. 

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

Bacon Report: Healthy drivers

While the bacon category has remained relatively static in the past year, a number of factors are keeping it popular with shoppers, finds Oli Haenlein

Vet bodies issue joint statement on piglet disease

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) and the Pig Veterinary Society (PVS) have released a statement on the isolation of livestock-associated methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (LA-MRSA) in piglets in eastern England.

Possible human bird flu cases linked to Hants outbreak

Three people were tested for bird flu after showing symptoms following a confirmed case of the H7 strain on a chicken farm in Hampshire.

Poultry sales see negligible effect from campylobacter coverage

While fresh whole chicken volumes are down, popular fresh cuts are still buoyant, suggesting that media focus on campylobacter has not put consumers off buying poultry.

Campylobacter bug stabilises in Europe

Despite the headlines in the UK, the amount of illness caused by campylobacter has stabilised, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Majority of US vegetarians revert to meat, finds study

An American study has revealed that the large majority of vegetarians in the US cannot resist going back to eating meat, with 84% failing to stick to a meat-free diet.

Scottish schools prompted to apply for meat vouchers

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has urged Scottish secondary schools to apply for its Meat Vouchers Scheme before the deadline at the end of the year.

Bird flu outbreak: the latest from across Europe

After the first case of avian influenza was confirmed in the UK since 2008, Meantinfo.co.uk looks at the spread of the bird flu outbreak across Europe.

Donut burger slammed for containing 2,000 calories

Pub chain Hungry Horse has been slammed by a nutritionist for launching a new burger containing 1,966 calories.

Chilling technology could solve campylobacter issue, claims Bernard Matthews

Bernard Matthews’ rapid surface chilling technology could be the answer to the poultry industry’s campylobacter problem, but retailers are hesitant to adopt it, due to cost.

Red meat improves health of elderly, says research

Research carried out by Deakin University, Australia, said that eating red meat three to four times a week could be key to keeping body and mind in peak condition as we age.

BVA calls for early intervention in animal health issues

A survey has revealed that musculoskeletal conditions, infertility and mastitis are the most common reasons for vets to be called out to farms, and The British Veterinary Association (BVA) is urging farmers to work with them to prevent the health concerns.

BBC Horizon programme questioned by industry body

Claims by BBC’s Horizon programme that eating processed meat is detrimental to health have been refuted by an industry body.

Wales seeks improvement in animal welfare

The Welsh government has announced plans to improve animal health and welfare over the next 10 years.

FSA launches campylobacter campaign aimed at poultry supply chain

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a campaign, Acting on Campylobacter Together (ACT), to get the poultry supply chain to work together to combat the bacterium.

Meat industry rejects latest red meat-breast cancer link

A US study showing a link between red meat and breast cancer in women has been refuted by the meat industry.

Meat industry advises caution on iron and heart disease link

Meat bosses have said any move to discourage iron intake among consumers would be “misguided”, after a study from the US claimed further evidence that red meat consumption increases the risk of coronary heart disease by 57%.

Beer-marinated meat could help fight cancer cells, finds report

Researchers at the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry have identified that beer could help reduce chemicals that have been linked to colorectal cancer found in meat cooked at high temperatures.

Conference to look at future of livestock production

The British Society of Animal Science (BSAS) Annual Conference 2014 will look at the potential effects of large-scale livestock systems on animal health and welfare, during a workshop that will look at the future of livestock production.

Student research supports meat’s health benefit claims

New research by an Aberystwyth University student has helped to reinforce the fact lean red meat is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Survey suggests poor understanding about red meat nutrition could be detrimental

The Meat Advisory Panel (MAP) has carried out a survey which it says reveals a lack of understanding on the nutritional value of red meat, causing a knowledge gap that could be detrimental to UK health.

FSA to research new meat inspection system

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is seeking a contractor to carry out research to explore a new system where plant staff would act as spotters, flagging up carcase and offal defects before inspection by Official Veterinarians or Meat Hygiene Inspectors.

Red meat boosts fertility, says Meat Advisory Panel

The Meat Advisory Panel has emphasised the importance of red meat for women planning a pregnancy.

New head of agriculture at Health and Safety Executive

Rick Brunt has been appointed as the new head of agriculture by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Cattle conference to focus on healthy diet

The British Cattle Conference will focus on ‘breeding healthy food in a hungry world’ across its two-and-a-half day event in January.

Bpex launches new abattoir dates
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Bpex reveals pig health assessment dates

Bpex has launched new dates for abattoir assessments involving the Bpex Pig Health Scheme (BPHS) from July through to the end of December this year.

HCC looks at cattle herd health

In a bid to boost the profits of Welsh cattle farmers and increase the health of the nation’s herd, Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has developed a booklet to explore the main health issues affecting beef enterprises. It also offers advice on herd health planning.

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