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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. 

New Zealand lamb on AHDB agenda

A review of the sheep meat supply in New Zealand will be among the key topics at this year’s AHDB Beef & Lamb annual conference. 

Moy Park signs deal with Martin McColl c-stores

Moy Park has secured listings for Good to Go and O’Kane breaded ranges in selected Martin McColl convenience stores in Scotland. 

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. 

QMS is to shift resources from France to other export targets
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QMS French office to move as part of expansion plans

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has closed its French office as it looks to expand presence in other markets. 

China’s appetite for UK pork continues to grow

China is now the biggest market for UK pork exports outside of Europe, according to AHDB Pork, with strong demand for offal likely to continue to grow. 

Frank Albers of Albers GMBH and Jack's Creek Managing Director Patrick Warmoll with the award-winning steak
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World Steak Challenge winner revealed

The winner of the first-ever World Steak Challenge has been unveiled at an event in London.

Danepak gets Bake Off treatment

Capitalising on the success of the Great British Bake Off, Danepak is celebrating its Rapid Rashers through a competition-style campaign. 

Anne Richmond has joined Moy Park as agriculture analyst
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Moy Park to focus on Big Data through new appointment

Anne Richmond is set to join Moy Park in the newly created position of agriculture analyst. 

The Good Kitchen range is now available in Budgens
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Moy Park’s Good Kitchen range launched into Budgens stores

Moy Park’s Good Kitchen range has been launched in Budgens as part of the retailer’s meal for tonight expansion. 

M&M Walshe has increased its UK presence with the acquisiton of Stirchley Bacon
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M&M Walshe picks up Stirchley Bacon

Irish bacon producer M&M Walshe Holdings has increased its UK presence with the acquisition of Worcestershire-based Stirchley Bacon. 

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). 

Andy Deutsch previously worked with Hain Daniels and Vion
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Bernard Matthews appoints chief operating officer

Bernard Matthews has appointed Andy Deutsch to the new role of chief operating officer. 

Deflation continues in fresh sales

The BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index (SPI) has reported further deflation of fresh food prices in September. 

TPP agreement welcomed in UK and Northern Ireland

The successful agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been welcomed by the UK and Northern Ireland food industry. 

Intertek's new facility will help poultry processors tackle campylobacter
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Intertek to help processors take on campylobacter

Product testing company Intertek has unveiled a new campylobacter facility. 

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. 

The sausage market has seen new range additions in time for autumn
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New flavours hit the sausage market

With the arrival of autumn, ingredients supplier Unbar Rothon has unveiled six imaginative sausage flavours, created to establish something unique for the market. Cinnamon-flavoured pork and toffee apple, and a warm and spicy pork and mango chutney are among the new flavours. 

HAIP revises halal policy

HalalAssure-IP (HAIP) has reissued its Halal Certification policy to ensure a trained slaughter-man is present during the time of slaughter. 

NBA Beef Expo heads to Peak District

The Agricultural Business Centre, home of Bakewell Market, is set to host the National Beef Association’s (NBA) 2016 Beef Expo, 15 years after the event was last held there. 

Tulip with host Jason Manford at the Engagement Excellence Awards (Photo credit: Chris Parkes Photographer)
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Tulip blossoms at awards

One of the UK’s leading food producers has won big at this year’s Engagement Excellence Awards. 

ABP completes Ellesmere expansion

ABP Food Group has completed a £30m investment into its facility in Ellesmere, Shropshire. 

Michael O'Neill has been appointed to head up Moy Park's Continuous Improvement programme
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Moy Park appoints Continuous Improvement lead

Moy Park has appointed experienced business advisor, Michael O’Neill, to head up its Continuous Improvement programme. 

E.coli plan under fire warn trade bodies

Meat processors could face £1m in bills for unnecessary and costly recalls if draft European Commission (EC) guidance for tackling food poisoning bug E.coli is implemented, trade bodies are warning. 

Winners at the 2015 British Turkey Awards
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Asda wins top turkey award

Asda has won the best retailer prize at this year’s British Turkey Awards. 

Fare of London teams up with Laverstoke Park Farm

Contract and event caterer Fare of London has announced a partnership with buffalo supplier Laverstoke Park Farm, as part of its 25th anniversary Forgotten Fare campaign. 

Essentia's new ProFlavor enhances the meat flavour of a host of products such as gravies
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Essentia Protein Solutions launches new meat flavours

Essentia Protein Solutions has launched into the flavours market with a new range of meat broth-based flavours for meat, savoury and seasoning applications. 

We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award
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We Hae Meat nominated for Scottish Business Award

Ayrshire meat company We Hae Meat has been nominated for a Scottish Business Award in the Family Business of the Year category. 

Boparan has become the UK’s largest grocery supplier
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Boparan becomes the UK’s largest grocery supplier following acquisitions

After a series of acquisitions, including Goodfella’s Pizza, Fox’s Biscuits and Matthew Walker Christmas Puddings, Boparan has quadrupled its revenue in five years. The company’s success has resulted in it being named number one in QC&C’s Food & Drink 150 rankings, becoming the biggest food and drink producer in the UK. 

Poultry value sales grew by 1.6% last year
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Poultry consumption reaches five-year high in 2014

UK poultry consumption reached a five-year high in 2014, revealing that the poultry hygiene concerns that surfaced in the second half of the year did not prevent strong sales. 

The CLA Game Fair has been cancelled due to a lack of profit from the event
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Popular game fair comes to an end

The Country Land & Business Association (CLA) has cancelled the annual Game Fair, including calling off next year’s event at Ragley Hall. 

Food organisation rethinks approach to packaging

Campden BRI, the food and drink technology company, has invested in five new pieces of equipment designed to expand its range of packaging testing services which will in turn help companies reduce food and packaging waste. 

Qurbani guide published by AHDB

A Qurbani guide has been issued by AHDB Beef & Lamb to help industry, butchers and consumers during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. 

Human resources manager Jessica Bradley with apprentices at Randall Parker Foods
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Apprentices bring abattoir success

A Welsh abattoir business that uses an apprenticeship scheme to create the next-generation workforce has been shortlisted for a major award at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.

Technology helps minimise bacteria on meat

Odour management firm Dax Airscience is working alongside a prominent UK beef supplier to help reduce the level of bacteria found on beef carcases.

Enter the Meat & Poultry Processing Awards

The search is on for the meat industry’s shining stars as Meat Trades Journal gears up once again for the prestigious Meat & Poultry Processing Awards 2016. 

Transformation leads to profit for Karro

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

First for Northern Irish beef

The inaugural Northern Ireland Beef Event, Beef NI Expo and Pedigree Calf Fair will take place on 14 November at the old Balmoral Belfast venue. 

Robust volume growth at Hilton Food Group

Food producer Hilton Food Group has revealed a “robust volume growth” in its interim results for the 28 weeks to 12 July 2015. 

#BritishLambWeek social media campaign hailed a success

Following a difficult few months for British lamb, the industry has taken to social media to promote the meat with an encouraging lift in sales for independent retailers. 

BMPA director announces retirement

Stephen Rossides, director of British Meat Processors Association (BMPA), has announced his retirement. 

Dalziel launches premium gammon

Retail butchery specialist Dalziel has launched its own premium gammon brand called Oakwell Gold, under an exclusive partnership with supplier Pork Traders Oakwell. 

Study shows customers value taste in lamb

Taste is the main reason people purchase lamb, new research has revealed. 

BGP hopes to put geese back on the menu for Michaelmas

British Goose Producers (BGP) is hoping to revive tradition by encouraging the public to eat goose on Michaelmas. 

Charges dropped against halal slaughterhouse

A controversial slaughterhouse in Boosbeck, North Yorkshire, had charges dropped after appearing in court in late August, one local newspaper reported.  

Shoppers at a Yorkshire Tesco to get a taste of local produce

Four small food producers who supply Tesco’s Northallerton store will be on hand on 4 September to offer customers samples and tasters of their products. 

AHDB plans revitalisation in response to intervention accusations

AHDB Beef & Lamb has responded to concerns over government intervention in marketing campaigns raised by the resignation of chairman Stuart Roberts. 

Welsh Lamb receives a Danish makeover

Top chefs from Denmark proved how versatile Welsh Lamb is as they came together to create delicious barbecue meals from the meat. 

Richmond adds new flavours to scrum

Kerry Foods’ sausage brand Richmond is going for the try with its new rugby-inspired limited-edition flavours. 

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