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Cannon & Cannon launches new premium sliced meat range

Retailer and distributor Cannon & Cannon is to launch a new range of sliced packs to retail. 

Ginsters searches for the country’s biggest football fan

Savoury pastry brand Ginsters is celebrating outstanding football fans with a new on-pack promotion. 

Industry called on to work together to promote red meat sector

The meat supply chain has been urged to work together in finding ways to stimulate demand for beef and lamb. 

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Steak revealed as the number one dish on Valentine’s Day

A new study has revealed that steak is the most sought-after dish on Valentine's Day. 

Essentia launches functional ingredient for sausage market

Sausage producers in Ireland are set to benefit from Essentia Protein Solutions’ Republic of Ireland (ROI) Drinde, a clean label functional protein made from Irish pork rind. 

British poultry sector reports reduced overall antibiotic use in 2015

Antibiotic usage data collected by the British Poultry Council (BPC) for 2015 has revealed a 28% drop in overall usage of antibiotics compared to 2014. 

Pig industry urges support from retailers

Leading figures from the British pig industry have banded together to seek support from independent butchers, supermarkets and shoppers to help it survive what it calls “the worst period of low prices for over half a decade”. 

Lancashire police investigate missing abattoir assets

Lancashire police are investigating the removal of assets from the administration-hit abattoir B Riley & Sons, which ceased trading in December 2015, resulting in the loss of 131 jobs. 

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. 

UK red meat production increases during 2015

Beef production in the UK experienced a 0.6% rise, while sheep meat production saw a rise of 0.5% during the 12 months of 2015. 

Moy Park extends roast in the bag range

Northern Ireland processor, Moy Park, has launched a new variation of its ‘Good Kitchen’ roast-in-the-bag product range. 

Heck sausages plans educational expansion at Yorkshire facility

Sausage manufacturer Heck has revealed plans to create a ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired facility. 

Mattessons shows Snackarchist side with new campaign

Kerry Foods’ meat snacking brand Mattessons has launched a new £1.8 million (m) integrated campaign. 

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Welsh lamb

Red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) will be celebrating the passing of the Year of the Sheep with Welsh Lamb through its digital marketing platforms this month. 

Northern Irish beef industry drives processing sector

A new survey published in Insider magazine revealed that 26 out of Northern Ireland’s top 100 manufacturers come from the agri-food industry. 

Chunk of Devon develops three new sausage rolls

Pasty and pie creator, Chunk of Devon, has unveiled three new varieties of sausage rolls available from this month. 

New managing director for MLCSL

Christine Walsh has been appointed managing director of Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), the commercially trading wholly-owned subsidiary of AHDB. 

Moy Park director praised for charity fundraising

Alan Gibson, executive director of Moy Park, has been named one of the UK’s top fundraisers for 2015 on Just Giving, one of the world’s leading online fundraising platforms. 

Andrew Johnston, a current Dunbia graduate (centre) with Ulster Rugby players Dan Touhy (l), Chris Henry (r), and Craig Gilroy (back).
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Dunbia launches graduate programme

One of the nation’s leading companies in the agri-food sector, Dunbia, is set to create new job opportunities after launching a graduate programme for 2016. 

Complexity of Scottish red meat industry a challenge and opportunity

The complexity of the red meat production process presents both challenges and opportunities for the industry, according to Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). 

E.coli risk management to be addressed

Tackling shiga-toxin producing E.coli (STEC) and providing risk management for it will be a focus at this year’s AHDB Beef & Lamb Processor Conference. 

BEEFit expands listings

High-protein biltong snack company BEEFit has increased its availability into GNC and Tesco’s NutriCentre stores. 

Easy Eats UK recalls chicken products

Easy Eats UK is recalling various Snacksters, Snax on the Go and Best In Chicken Tikka products, due to the possible presence of salmonella. 

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. 

Cranswick grows sales over third quarter

Cranswick has posted a 5% increase in total revenue for the three months to 31 December 2015. 

Uel Morton, chief executive of QMS, welcomes delegates to the marketing conference
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Convenience key to Scottish red meat industry

The Scottish red meat industry has been urged to give the consumer what they want through their products. 

Pork pie firm relaunches website

Pork pie producer Dickinson & Morris has relaunched its website, www.porkpie.co.uk.

2 Sisters to create 200 jobs at Derby facility

2 Sisters is to open a new manufacturing facility in Derby, which will create 200 new jobs. 

Dunbia plays down JBS speculation

Dunbia has moved to debunk rumours about a takeover by JBS. 

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). 

Greencore’s UK division drives progress

Product innovation has led to a solid quarter of trading for the Greencore Group. 

Love rub pulled pork campaign launched

A £2.7 million (m) Pulled Pork promotion has been unveiled by AHDB Pork in an effort to bring value to the sector. 

(l-r) Michael Cantwell, Enterprise Ireland; Bill O’Brien, O’Brien Fine Foods; Minister Simon Coveney; John O’Brien, O’Brien Fine Foods
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O’Brien Fine Foods announces €14m development

O’Brien Fine Foods, producer of cooked meats under the Brady Family and Rudds brands, yesterday announced a €14 million development at its ham processing Timahoe facility in Co Kildare, Ireland. 

Faccenda Foods reported a solid financial year
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Faccenda Foods reports solid financial results

Poultry producer Faccenda Foods has filed annual results for the 2014/15 financial year, reflecting solid business. 

Saria mourns the loss of William Gordon Braide

Food products and services company Saria has announced that former managing director, William Gordon Braide (Gordon) (76), passed away on 9 January 2016.

Interest shown over the acquisition of abattoir B Riley & Sons after it fell into administration
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‘Interest’ shown in northern abattoir

KPMG has received “expressions of interest” over the acquisition of Burnley-based abattoir, B Riley & Sons, which ceased trading in December 2015, resulting in 131 job losses. 

Yorkshire Game sees 10% increase in turnover

Wild game and venison supplier Yorkshire Game has experienced a 10% rise in turnover as a result of investing in state-of-the-art processing equipment. 

Moy Park to shut Wisbech site

Moy Park is to close its Wisbech site in Cambridgeshire. It will move production to its Grantham site in Lincolnshire. The Wisbech site currently focuses on cooked whole birds, marinated chicken, snacking products and cooked sliced meats.

Bernard Matthews records sales loss

Turkey processor Bernard Matthews has reported a loss in sales for the year ending 28 June 2015. 

Dunbia unlocks new global markets

Northern Ireland’s largest meat processor, Dunbia, delivered its first shipment of pork to India at the end of December. 

Pulled pork campaign set to return

After the success it brought last year, the pulled pork advertising campaign is set to return to television screens next month. 

Cranswick gives it some Welly with new cooked meat brand

Cranswick has launched its new Welly brand of cooked meats. 

Karro Food Group to take on 140 employees

Karro Food Group, a leading pork processor in the UK, has revealed plans to employ an additional 140 people at its Scunthorpe plant. 

Elmgrove Foods aims to maintain momentum after profit growth

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

Moy Park to provide innovative chicken range to Morrisons

Northern Irish poultry meat processor Moy Park has secured listings in all Morrisons’ stores across Great Britain with new Chicken Sensations. 

AHDB Beef & Lamb launches Meat Education Programme

AHDB Beef & Lamb has unveiled the Meat Education Programme. 

Linergy acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products approved

Linergy’s completed acquisition of Ulster Farm By-Products has been cleared by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Karro’s Cookstown launches new convenience Bacon Delights

Karro Foods’ Cookstown brand has launched a new convenience bacon product in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. 

All the winners from the 2015 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards
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Meat & Poultry Processing Awards shortlist announced

The finalists for the 2016 Meat & Poultry Processing Awards have been unveiled. 

Jobs at risk at Tulip's Bodmin site

Operational changes by meat processor Tulip could lead to 430 redundancies at its Bodmin cooked meat facility. 

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