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Eblex gains marketing boost for lamb from EU

Eblex has announced it will receive a £6.17m boost for a co-marketing campaign set to encourage more people in Europe to cook with lamb.

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.

QMS wins award for lamb campaign

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has picked up another marketing award for its successful ‘Wham bam thank you lamb’ campaign.

Feature: Sial - 50 years young

Sial is back in 2014 with a number of new developments, as well as a 50th anniversary to celebrate. 

British meat bodies get set for Paris showcase

British meat bodies are preparing to go head-to-head with competitors from across the globe at this year’s Sial food show in a bid to increase global sales.

Pannage pork proving a hit with consumers

Pannage pork, from New Forest pigs roaming free in the woods, is being promoted by a local quality assurance scheme.

Video: Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014

The Bakers' & Butchers' Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Smithfield Awards attract high level of entries

Britain’s best butchers will present their products in Glasgow this week to battle it out for the Q Guild Smithfield Awards.

New clerk joins Worshipful Company of Butchers

The Worshipful Company of Butchers has appointed ex-Royal Marine Jeff Mason as its new clerk.

Butchery fair proves a resounding success

The Bakers’ and Butchers’ Autumn Fair 2014 saw butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Bakers' and Butchers' Fair 2014: the day in pictures

The Bakers’ and Buthers’ Autumn Fair 2014, held at Newark Showground, seen butchers and exhibitors from across the country gather for a day of networking and competition.

Eblex details value of beef and lamb levy spend

Eblex has released its annual review for the financial year 2013/2014, outlining how levy was spent across the beef and lamb industries.

Charity dinner tickets selling fast

The annual Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) is urging industry to get their seats booked for its annual dinner as tickets are reportedly running out.

Are you visiting Bakers' and Butchers' Fair this Sunday?

With only days to go until this year’s Bakers’ and Butchers’ Fair, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what’s in store for visitors.

Dragon’s Den star lists new spicy sausage with Asda

Dragon’s Den star Alf Turner has launched a new spiced sausage, Dragon’s Fury, which will be launched into 200 Asda stores.

Three new members join AHDB board

The Agriculture & Horticulture Board (AHDB) has appointed three new board members.

Butcher’s reports rise in sales for T-bone steaks

Shropshire butcher’s G N Badley & Sons has reported a resurgence in the T-bone steak with an increase in requests from the foodservice sector.

X Factor finalist helps promote British lamb

Former X Factor finalist Stacey Solomon has teamed up with Eblex to promote British lamb in a series of recipe videos.

DAPP replaced by Standard Pig Price

Bpex has announced that the Deadweight Average Pig Price (DAPP) has been discontinued and will be replaced by the Standard Pig Price (SPP).

Northern meats feature in retailer’s new ‘Christmas Book’

North of England supermarket chain Booths has released a ‘Christmas Book’, featuring northern meat products which are now available for delivery across the country.

Bpex reveals sausage finalists in multiple retailer and brands category

British Sausage Week has announced the finalists for its ‘multiple retailer and brands’ sausage category after a week of “intense judging”.

Welsh meat body runs lamb recipe competition

Budding Welsh chefs are being encouraged to enter their best lamb recipes for the chance to win the Baafta Award.

Defra pig census reveals lower farmgate prices

Although UK pig prices remain some of the highest in Europe, UK pig farmgate prices are 9% lower than this time last year, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

New gluten-free mix for sausages

A leading ingredients supplier is hoping to reinvigorate the gluten-free sausage sector with the launch of a new mix.

Eblex targets foodservice with Lamb Specials folder

Eblex has created a collection of ‘Lamb Specials’, aimed at the foodservice sector, to promote this season’s high-quality lamb.

Golfing day brings in £6k for meat charity

The country’s largest meat charity, the Butchers’ & Drovers Charitable Institution (BDCI), has managed to raise nearly £6,000 through a fundraising golf day attended by 85 golfers.

Young butcher crowned champion

A young butcher has been declared the Yorkshire champion in the 2014 Young Butchers Creative Meat Display Competition.

Britain’s best bakers and butchers to descend on Newark

Next weekend will see butchers across the UK gather in Newark for the ever-popular Autumn Bakers’ & Butchers’ Fair. Featuring competitions, speakers and the latest market innovations there will be plenty on offer for visitors.

Young Welsh butchers in Apprenticeship Awards shortlist

Two young Welsh butchers are hoping for success after being shortlisted in the finals for the prestigious Welsh Apprenticeship Awards.

GCA asks Tesco to look at attitude to suppliers

Just one week after Tesco announced a serious over-stating of profits and another meat contamination case, Groceries Code Adjudicator (GCA) Christine Tacon said she has asked the retailer to examine its behaviour towards suppliers.

Sheep prices set to struggle into 2015

The UK sheep trade is set to remain under pressure into the new year due to various reasons, according to Eblex.

False meat claims see Fortnum & Mason stripped of Royal grocer title

Fortnum & Mason been ditched as the Royal grocer after it became apparent it was making false claims on its meat packaging, according to the Mail Online.

QMS introduces point-of-sale centre

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has launched a new point-of-sale centre, which will allow members of the Scotch Butchers’ Club to create their own branded point-of-sale items.

Study finds similar blood levels in halal, schechita and ordinary meats

New research, reported in The Times, shows similar blood levels in ordinary meat and meat from animals killed by shechita and halal methods.

Slowest growth ever for supermarket sales

“Intense competition” and zero price inflation mean supermarket sales are growing at the slowest rate ever recorded, according to recent figures from Kantar Worldpanel.

New lamb supplier goes direct online

A new meat brand, Upper Teesdale Limited, is taking on the supermarkets by offering farmers higher returns, while shortening the lamb supply chain.

Groups join forces to improve food and drink energy efficiency

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board), Defra and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) have announced an £11m investment into the food and drink supply chain to help increase energy efficiency.

Eblex introduces Cow Beef Guide

Eblex has released a new Cow Beef Guide to help industry explore different classifications and qualities.

Wiltshire butcher takes caterers on farm visit

A Wiltshire butcher’s shop took 70 caterers from the South of England on a ‘farm to fork’ day to raise awareness about traceability and local produce.

Welsh butchers helped to promote PGI

Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales is aiming to help butchers promote PGI Welsh Lamb this month by sending them new promotional materials.

Scottish industry reacts to referendum outcome

Scotland’s farming and meat bodies have reacted to the independence referendum result by urging their sectors to embrace the decision and drive growth.

Number of food and drink sector employees rises

The environment secretary has announced that the number of people employed in the food and drink industry rose by 71,000 between 2013 and 2014.

Vast majority of vets buy British meat

The British Veterinarian Association (BVA) has reported that 90% of its vets prefer to eat British meat.

Scotch meat PGI future could depend on referendum

As the Scottish people cast their votes today, speculation over the future of Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) protected Scotch beef and lamb is growing.

UK young butchers build international kudos

Despite suffering set-backs early in the competition, the UK team gave its best-ever performance in the International Young Butcher Competition, held in Bazenheid, Switzerland.

Lidgate recognised at Great Taste Awards

A Q Guild founder and shop owner, David Lidgate, has received a lifetime achievement award at this year’s Great Taste Awards, celebrating his 54-year career in butchery.

London butcher to open Selfridges’ concession

London butcher’s Turner & George is set to open a concession in London Selfridges’ food hall next week.

Prime Minister attends food and drink round-table

The British food and drink industry has estimated that it needs 170,000 new recruits by 2020 to meet demand.

Eblex releases ‘Carvery’ point-of-sale kit

Butchers could benefit from a “bumper” Carvery point-of-sale (POS) kit for autumn, which has been created by Eblex.

Young finalists chosen in Butcher’s Shop awards

Four young butchers have been selected to go head-to-head for the prestigious title of Young Butcher of the Year in the Butcher’s Shop of the Year Awards.

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