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Record run-up to Burns Night for Scottish butcher

Simon Howie The Scottish Butcher, a family business based out of Perthshire that prides itself on its renowned haggis, is celebrating record-breaking sales for its expanded haggis range in the run-up to Burns Night. 

Meat traceability application delivers consumer confidence

Goldhill Organics has become the first meat box supplier to utilise the Followthisfood traceability application. 

Figures show beef and chicken win Christmas meat battle

Beef and chicken were the categories that saw solid value and volume sales growth over the festive period. 

Wholesale meat market expected to experience ‘extremely competitive’ 2017

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has warned that the wholesale meat market will remain competitive over the next 12 months. 

Positive outlook for new-season lamb, says farming union

New-season lamb at farm level prices is "marginally above" last year's levels, according to the National Farmers' Union's (NFU) chief livestock adviser John Royle.

The Yorkshire Meatball Co rolls its products into Morrisons

The Yorkshire Meatball Co has announced it has gained listings with Morrisons.

Bells Food Group predicts festive spike in sales

Scottish pastries company Bells Food Group is expecting sales of its Festive Steak Pie range to benefit from Christmas sales, with sales forecasts to peak at £2.5 million. 

Measures to reduce Smithfield Market congestion return

Smithfield Market is to have special parking and travel arrangements during the Christmas period. 

Gourmet Burger Kitchen adds Sainsbury's to client list

Gourmet Burger Kitchen has secured listings for its chilled fresh burgers in more than 100 Sainsbury’s stores.

Scottish butcher receives supermarket backing for gluten-free haggis

Simon Howie, known as The Scottish Butcher, has announced his gluten-free haggis has received the support of four major supermarket chains. 

Aldi launches reduced-fat British lamb mince

Capitalising on the trend towards healthier options, retailer Aldi is introducing a reduced-fat, 100% British lamb mince.

Up to five Haloodies lines will be available in more than 110 Sainsbury's stores
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Halal food brand hits more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores

Halal food brand Haloodies has launched its ready-to-eat cooked chicken range into more than 110 Sainsbury’s stores and has extended its presence with Tesco and AmazonFresh.

New Lite Beef range promises less fat than traditional cuts

Online retailer Musclefood.com has launched a new range of beef products that it believes contains 14 times less fat than standard cuts. 

Finnebrogue launches flexitarian brand at Waitrose

Northern Irish food processor Finnebrogue Artisan has launched its first flexitarian brand, Funky Flexitarian, at Waitrose in Britain. 

Porky Whites Surrey sausages launches range with The Co-operative

Sausage brand Porky Whites has gained listings in 43 Co-operative stores in the Surrey area. 

Red Tractor Assurance in autumn promotional campaign push

Red Tractor Assurance (RTA) is urging the entire food industry to get involved in its autumn on-pack promotion.

Young’s Seafood launches ‘modern retro’ packaging

After teaming up with food packaging manufacturer Linpac, Young’s Seafood has introduced a new innovative printed fish pack.

Welsh Beef aims to bring home gold on global stage

Fresh off the back of the Rio Olympics, a team of Wales chefs has headed to Erfurt in Germany for the Culinary Olympics.

Festive favourites return for Ginsters

Ginsters is to bring back two festive limited-edition sandwiches and a festive limited-edition pasty as part of its Christmas range. 

International food action plan launched by government

The government has unveiled its plan for growing the value of British exports by an additional £2.9 billion by 2020. 

Frozen food brand enters gluten-free category

Birds Eye has revealed it will be entering into the gluten-free market for the first time with its Gluten Free Fish Fingers. 

UK beef and pork prices up thanks surge in exports

Average wholesale prices of beef and pork have increased markedly over the last few months, driven by growth in exports and a spike in summer meat consumption. 

Pork campaign sparks jump in sales

Phase two of the AHDB’s Pulled Pork campaign in March helped boost value sales of pork by £13 million.

Meat-based baby meals for the UK market

Mediterranean-themed baby food range Piccolo is set to unveil its new stage two products. 

JJ Food Service boosts seafood customer base

In an effort to increase its presence within the seafood category, JJ Food Service has purchased Sykes Seafoods local delivery operation, based out of Sykes, Manchester. 

Frozen meal range inspired by American flavours

Kerry Foods’ The Shack brand has launched nine meal options exclusively to Iceland. 

Wales eyes up Germany to develop markets

PGI Welsh Lamb could soon have a more dominant presence on German menus, as trade supplier TransGourmet has added products to its listings. 

Wall’s aims to double chilled category penetration with rebrand

Kerry Foods has repositioned its Wall’s brand in an effort to drive sales in the chilled category. 

New Richmond Shake & Bake packs launched

Kerry Foods’ Richmond sausage brand has launched a new convenient pack style. 

Moy Park roast-in-the-bag range launched in Costco and McColl’s

Moy Park has secured new listings for its roast-in-the-bag range with Costco and McColl’s convenience stores. 

Wild goose goes on sale in Orkney

Orkney greylag goose has gone on sale to licensed outlets in Orkney as part of the adaptive management pilot project. 

Gourmet chicken dishes launched by Northern Irish firm

Six added-value gourmet chicken meals have been launched under the new Chook Chook brand by Northern Irish poultry producer HK Dickey. 

Haloodies launches packaging for new cooked-foods range

Halal food brand Haloodies has partnered with packaging manufacturer Coveris, design agency theSpiritof, and supplier CP Foods for the retail launch of its new range in Tesco. 

Meat wholesaler fined for passing sheep off as goat meat

A Kent meat wholesaler has been prosecuted by West Sussex Trading Standards for supplying sheep meat instead of goat. 

British Sausage Week returns for 19th year

Entrants for the British Sausage Week competition are now open, as the event returns for its 19th year. 

Snaffling Pig slays entrepreneurial dragons to win £70,000

Premium pork crackling brand Snaffling Pig Co. won over Moonpig.com founder Nick Jenkins in last night’s episode of BBC’s Dragons’ Den. 

Kerry Foods expands Fire & Smoke range

Following on from the success of Fire & Smoke’s first year, Kerry Foods is adding three ‘On the Go’ chicken snacks to the range. 

Ginsters scores big with EFL partnership

Savoury pastry brand Ginsters is to become the official partner of the English Football League (EFL). 

Interest in West Country PGI beef and lamb grows

West Country Beef and West Country Lamb labels have seen a boost in attention from global consumers. 

Burgers and sausages see depressed sales volume

Sales of traditional barbecue products such as burgers and sausages have come under pressure as consumers favour primary and sous vide barbecue products, figures from Kantar Worldpanel indicated. 

Clayton Park Bakery recalls sausage roll products

A recall notice has been issued by Clayton Park Bakery for some of its sausage roll products as they may contain plastic, making them unsafe to eat. 

Mattessons issues recall due to presence of plastic

Certain batches of Mattessons Roast Chicken Flavour Fridge Raider products have been recalled as they may be contaminated by pieces of plastic. 

We Hae Meat launches breakfast pie with Asda

Following a social media campaign calling for followers to put forward their perfect pie recipe, We Hae Meat has unveiled a new breakfast pie to be sold in 48 Scottish Asda stores.

Buffalo meat range launched in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s only buffalo producer, Ballyriff Farm in Co Derry, has launched a range of buffalo meats. 

Hilton signs agreement with leading Portuguese retailer

Hilton Food Group has announced it has signed a supply deal with Portuguese retailer Modelo Continente Hipermercados SA (Sonae). 

Edwards of Conwy secures further Co-op listings

Welsh butcher and 2014 Butcher’s Shop of the Year winner Edwards of Conwy has secured a further deal with The Co-operative. 

Boparan Holdings delivers “positive performance”

Parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, Boparan Holdings, has delivered a strong performance in its third quarter.

Eversfield Organic charcuterie range to launch next month

Eversfield Organic is launching a new range of British organic charcuterie nationwide from 15 July.

New convenience sales director for Kerry Foods

Kerry Foods has promoted Ian Garrett to the key role of sales director of convenience. 

Meatsnacks Group enters premium market

Jerky company the Meatsnacks Group has entered the premium market by introducing a range of protein-packed snacks, being launched in Waitrose. 

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