Foodservice

‘Perfectly cooked meats’ help Stocksfield pub win national roast dinner award

The winner of this year’s Best British Roast Dinner 2017 has been revealed as The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield.

Entries open for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the second Chefs’ Choice Awards. 

Japanese Wagyu targets premium restaurants

Japanese exporters are eyeing up the UK as a market for the country’s Wagyu beef.

Tom Kerridge and Greene King team for butcher and pub plan

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has teamed up with pub chain Greene King to develop a butcher and public house combination.

Foodservice meat prices buck overall trends

Meat prices in foodservice have fallen to a four-month low, at odds with most other categories in the sector. 

Andrea McLean is throwing her support behind Scotch Lamb
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Loose Woman champions Scotch Lamb

The host of ITV’s Loose Women has thrown her support behind Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Chefs celebrate Welsh lamb as part of Love Lamb Week 2017

Welsh lamb entered the spotlight last week, as under-appreciated cuts were showcased by celebrated chefs as part of Love Lamb Week (1-7 September).

KFC defends high standards of chicken welfare

Fast food chain KFC UK has said it is “proud” of the chickens it sources, after it found itself under fire from activist group World Animal Protection.  

New pastry range targets butchers and meat manufacturers

Bells Food Group has launched a new business arm, with the aim of tapping into the butchery sector. 

Fish and chip shop revamps to meet consumer demand

A Doncaster fish and chip shop, Golden Cod, has announced an £80,000 refurbishment in order to meet customer demands. 

Welsh charity rewarded with hog roast

A charity and school cluster from Wales were awarded with a hog roast after winning a competition. 

Central Foods gets Red Tractor seal of approval

Central Foods has achieved Red Tractor accreditation for its KaterKing Prime Pork Meatballs.

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

Women across the meat supply chain are being encouraged to attend the fourth Meat Business Women seminar.

UK-Philippines trade deal welcomed by Scotland

The new multi-million beef export deal between the UK and the Philippines has been labelled as “excellent news for the Scottish red meat industry”. 

Eden Project commits to sustainable fish

The Eden Project has joined 70 other local businesses, including a local Jamie Oliver restaurant, in a commitment to only serve sustainable Cornish seafood. 

Sheep farmers champion Love Lamb Week

The next generation of sheep farmers is calling on the next generation of shoppers to put lamb back on plates across Britain through Love Lamb Week. 

Nando’s launches investigation into chicken supplier

Chicken restaurant Nando’s has announced it will investigate a poultry farm that has been accused of animal abuse. 

Subway launches limited premium chicken option

Sandwich bar chain Subway has introduced a new premium chicken sandwich to its offerings. 

How Britain likes its steaks

Retailer Aldi has provided an insight into how the British public prefers its steak, with some surprising results.

Cured meats company joins snacking revolution

Northern Irish firm Ispini Charcuterie is taking a novel approach to encourage consumers to try its hand-cured meats as an on-the-go snack. 

Meat companies go for gold

Meat companies across the nation have been honoured at the Great Taste Awards 2017. 

Welsh levy board celebrates ‘Llamb’s Day’

Welsh red meat is taking centre stage at one of London’s newest restaurants. 

Pukka Pies modernises foodservice branding

Pukka Pies has given its foodservice branding a makeover to make it more appealing to the ‘foodie’ market. 

Britain’s best bacon butty formula revealed

The secret to making the perfect bacon butty is out, according to IronmongeryDirect. 

Beef and pork prices rise ‘dramatically’

At an 11% year-on-year increase per kg, beef prices have reached an all-time high, according to Beacon Purchasing. 

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

Welsh red meat industry makes ‘notable success’ in new markets

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) new chairman has praised the success Welsh red meat has had in new international markets, but warned that it would be for nothing should exports be lost after Brexit is complete. 

Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

Bidfood’s ‘innovative’ turkey the centrepiece of huge Christmas range

Bidfood has launched its largest-ever selection of on-trend Christmas products, with its innovative no-bone turkey cushion the star of the show. 

Welsh Lamb strengthens ties with French consumers

The Welsh red meat industry said that it is “determined” to show its commitment to its European customers, including France, which is its largest overseas market.

HCC partners with chefs to showcase local produce

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is partnering with some of the country’s most innovative chefs to showcase new recipes for Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.

Celebrated chef showcases Welsh Lamb in new pop-up

Amateur chef and food blogger Imran Nathoo has thrown his support behind Welsh Lamb to develop his take on the classic kebab. 

Funnybones adds spice to foodservice with Tex-Mex bites

Funnybones Foodservice has produced a new range of bite-sized pork products for foodservice operators. 

Hospital food operators urged to promote healthy eating

Hospital eateries must provide healthier alternatives as part of efforts to tackle rising obesity rates in Northern Ireland. 

Fire & Smoke uses social media to drive awareness

Kerry Foods is heavily targeting Millennials via social media and outdoor events as part of a nationwide road show for its Fire & Smoke branded cooked meats, bacon and snack pots. 

Eastern flavours inspire Riverside’s new goujon range

Riverside Foods has drawn inspiration from eastern curry flavours as it expands its chicken goujon and chunk range. 

Industry fights to narrow meat origins education gap

The meat industry has highlighted its work with children to raise awareness of where their food comes from, amid British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) results highlighting worrying gaps in their knowledge.

Barbecue campaign tackles steak fears

AHDB Beef & Lamb aims to debunk misconceptions that steaks are too difficult to cook on the barbecue in a broader campaign designed to give the negative image of the Great British barbecue a makeover. 

Red Tractor employs Facebook, Twitter in barbecue contest

Red Tractor aims to wield Facebook and Twitter to drive a hunt for ‘Britain’s Best BBQ-er’, a first for the farm assured standards brand. 

Pork sector advised on burgeoning markets in Asia

Chicken exports are 'the big winner' for the UK meat industry internationally, amid continued opportunities for pork in China, delegates at a recent trade conference heard. 

Grilled steak is top of the menu in British pubs

Grilled steak is the most popular food dish in British pubs, according to new research from Mintel. 

Meat exports grow for first quarter of 2017

International exports of UK meat and animal products have increased 10.8% for the first quarter of 2017.

Northern Irish pork receives Bake Off finalist’s backing

Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth has thrown his support behind Northern Irish pork. 

Scottish red meat goes global

A new initiative has been designed to promote Scottish red meat on an international level.

How Highland cattle breed reached Smithfield's restaurant menu

London’s Smiths of Smithfield has entered into partnership with Grace Noble, a supplier of Aberdeenshire Highland cattle, in a move that builds on its commitment to British. 

British pork targets US market

Quality cuts of British pork will be displayed at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago later this month. 

HCC focus group targets lamb sales

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) aims to boost lamb purchases, with the Welsh meat promotional body having convened a focus group to pinpoint emerging trends that are ripe for development. 

American trends prompt TGI Fridays brand expansion

Brand expansion agency Beanstalk is to work with TGI Fridays to develop its international licensing programme, with a focus on the UK. 

KFC opens kitchen to public

Fast food chain KFC is opening its restaurant kitchens to the public, offering a chance to see how the famous fried chicken is made. 

Dry-ageing bacon firm launches into foodservice

Kennedy Bacon, based out of Co Tyrone, is expanding its audience reach and launching a new product aimed at chefs and retailers. 

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