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Copas wins Red Ribbon award

Copas Traditional Turkeys has been presented with a Red Ribbon award, which recognises family businesses, in the Kent Investor Network ‘Best of British’ awards.

Midlothian supports Scotch Beef Club

Heart of Midlothian Football Club has become a member of Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Beef Club, the first Scottish Premiership club to do so. 

Food trends reflected in pastry slices

Pork Farms has created an innovative range of limited-edition slices to add some diversity to the UK’s chilled savoury pastry sector. 

New Danepak social media campaign targets bacon lovers

Launched by creative advertising agency isobel, and backed by Danepak, The Serious Bacon Club is a new social media campaign targeted at lovers of bacon. 

Poultry companies team up to tackle campylobacter

Two UK companies have announced a partnership aimed at developing a feed additive for poultry to reduce levels of campylobacter in chickens. 

Bernard Matthews' new look branding
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Bernard Matthews unveils £3m rebrand

Bernard Matthews is returning to its roots as part of a £3 million complete rebrand in an effort to make it more relevant for today’s consumers. 

Moy Park completes first phase of Dungannon investment

Poultry processor Moy Park has completed the first phase of a £20m investment at its Dungannon facility, which it said would significantly enhance its production capabilities at the site. 

Wasted meat damaging our environment

Discarded meat is having a negative effect on our environment, according to research. 

UK beef and veal production expected to fall

According to the latest AHDB Beef & Lamb Market Outlook report, the production of beef and veal is predicted to fall by 2% to 860,000 tonnes (t) in 2015. 

Labelling laws help British pork

European Union mandatory origin labelling rules for fresh and frozen meat have helped boost interest among foodservice companies in sourcing pork from British farms, according to the National Pig Association (NPA). 

Enjoy what’s left of barbecue season

A series of cooking demonstration videos have been released to assist butchers in taking advantage of barbecue trends, and to help families make the most of the remaining summer period. 

The new incubators at Moy Park's hatchery
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Moy Park invests £180,000 in Craigavon hatchery

Moy Park has invested £180,000 in four incubators at its hatchery in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. 

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. 

Bord Bía launches beef campaign in the UK
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Bord Bía launches new beef campaign

A new campaign is being launched this week to highlight the qualities of Irish beef to UK consumers.

Ginsters' new campaign sponsors the Football League Tonight on Channel 5
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Ginsters kicks off new sponsorship deal

Ginsters, the pasty and snacks supplier, is sponsoring the new Football League highlights show – Football League Tonight on Channel 5. 

Moy Park profits drop in Q2

Poultry specialist Moy Park saw pre-tax profits for the second quarter (Q2) fall by 29.8% on the same period in 2014. 

Eurostock sees strong year

Eurostock Food Group has reported a mammoth 176% growth in profit. 

Wilf Lewis, of Lewis Pies, is excited about new opportunities the halal brand will bring
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New opportunities for pie manufacturer

One of the country’s largest manufacturers of pies and pasties has secured a distribution agreement with the largest ethnic superstore chain in the north of England – Manchester Superstores.

UK farming bodies call for emergency meeting

The UK’s farming unions are calling for an urgent meeting with UK farming ministers to discuss pressing issues concerning the industry.

British cooked meat industry heats up

Ireland’s Kerry Foods is looking to expand its market by launching its new premium cooked meat brand, Fire & Smoke, in Great Britain.

Northern Ireland's Broughgammon Farm has developed a new caribto bacon product
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Goat meat processors develop cabrito smoked bacon

A new smoked cabrito bacon product has been developed by a leading goat kid processor in Northern Ireland.

Devro expansion plans remain on track

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro’s plans to establish new plants in the USA and China remain on track to commence production in 2016.

Jerky and biltong companies merge to create Meatsnacks Group

The Jerky Group has merged with biltong brand Cruga to form the largest ambient beef snack manufacturer in Europe. 

The new-look Danepak range
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Danepak launches new look packaging

Danepak has unveiled a relaunch for its range, including new re-closable packaging. 

Alan McKeown, supply chain director, and HR director Mike Mullan have both been shortlisted for industry awards
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Northern Irish food directors nominated for top award

Directors from two of Northern Ireland’s largest companies, Moy Park and Dunbia - both from the food industry, have been recognised for their commitment to the sector. 

Sous-vide products could be an opportunity to grow sales, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb
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Opportunity knocks for sous-vide

AHDB Beef & Lamb believes there are clear opportunities in exploring sous-vide and enhancing ready-cooked product ranges in the beef and lamb categories. 

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. 

Nominations still open for David Black Award

There is still time to nominate somebody to receive the David Black Award – the highest honour the pig industry can bestow. 

Cranswick reports 8% revenue increase

Food producer Cranswick has reported a revenue increase of 8% for the three months to 30 June. 

Pork sales have declined over the past year
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Pork sales dropping in value and volume terms

Pork sales are continuing to drop in both volume and value terms, according to Kantar Worldpanel data. 

New engineering manager for CES

Machinery and supplies company Cutting Edge Services (CES) has appointed Mike Woods as its new engineering manager. 

Innovative breakfast kebab launched

Premium kebab specialist Chifafa has created a unique breakfast kebab. 

The American-inspired Pulled Pork Slice has been launched by Ginsters
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US products inspire new Ginsters launches

UK savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to launch new limited-edition products over the summer months. 

AHDB Pork appoints Mick Sloyan to strategy post

Industry stalwart Mick Sloyan, who successfully led the creation of Bpex in 1999, has accepted the post of pork strategy director at AHDB. 

Challenging consumer conditions hit Hilton Food Group

Hilton Food Group has posted a half-year trading update that is “in line with expectations”. 

Greek crisis impacts UK meat exporters

UK meat exporters to the EU could be hit as the pound continues to strengthen against the euro in the wake of the Greek debt agreement, according to one market analyst. 

HCC outlines ambitious five-year targets for Welsh red meat industry

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has set out ambitious new five-year targets, encouraging all sectors of the Welsh red meat industry to secure a viable long-term future. 

Dalziel launches premium pork brand

Dalziel has launched its own premium pork brand, under an exclusive partnership with Belgium pork producer Westvlees. 

The winners of the Interfood Technology charity race day celebrate their hard-fought victory
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Interfood tops grid at charity race day

Interfood Technology is in pole position to raise over £6,000 for charity following a karting race day at Daytona Motorsport in Milton Keynes.  

Northern Irish meat processor seals first export deal

J H Givan, a bacon and ham specialist from Northern Ireland, has secured its first export business in the Republic of Ireland. 

Essentia Protein Solutions adds new account manager

Meat protein ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has grown its national sales team with the appointment of Dave Martin as account manager. 

Provision Trade Federation appoints new chair and vice-chair

The Provision Trade Federation (PTF) has announced the appointment of its new chair and vice-chair. 

Doubts cast over processed meat products

Consumers are not confident that processed meat products contain the species labelled. 

Progress claimed by Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon has been labelled 'fanciful'
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Groceries Code progress is slammed by AIMS

Huge progress in supermarket supplier relationships claimed by the Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) has been described as “fanciful”. 

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. 

Experts gather to learn about British meat exports

The strength of sterling against the euro is affecting export volumes, according to AHDB Beef & Lamb export manager Jean-Pierre Garnier. 

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. 

Meat firm misled Asda in food fraud case

Freeza Meats Ltd has been fined £42,500 after pleading guilty to 12 offences, including claiming products containing non-halal components were halal. 

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. 

New Q Guild corporate members announced

Six meat sector suppliers from across the country have been awarded Butchers Q Guild corporate membership.  

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