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Blog points to social media benefits

In our latest blog post sausage expert and managing director of Westaways Sausages Charles Baughan talks about the importance of an online business.

APPG on religious meat slaughter deemed ‘anti-Muslim’

Muslim representatives from the halal meat industry have hit out at today’s All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) debate, calling it ‘anti-Muslim’.

Sausage Week starts with a swing

British Sausage Week kicked off yesterday andis already attracting a lot of attention across social media, Meatinfo.co.uk takes a look at what you are all up to.

QMS boss emphasises importance of Scotch meat quality assurance

Maintaining the integrity of the Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb labels is crucial to ensuring the long-term profitability of the Scottish red meat industry, according to Uel Morton, Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) chief executive.

Parliament to debate religious slaughter

A debate on religious slaughter is to be held in parliament next week, following an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) report.

Irish farmers stage cattle price protest

Irish beef farmers are to stage a blockade outside abattoirs today in a 24-hour protest over the price gap between Irish and UK cattle prices.

EXCLUSIVE: Poultry sector raises safety concerns over TTIP

Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.

Devro turns in solid performance

Despite sliding profits in the first half of the year, Devro has released its third-quarter (Q3) statement showing trading is “in line with expectations”.

Welsh minister presents Beef and Lamb DVD to Sial delegates

Wales’ deputy minister for farming and food Rebecca Evans attended the Welsh stand at Sial Paris this year, and launched a multilingual DVD to promote Welsh meat to different markets.

Cranswick moves into poultry with Yorkshire purchase

Pork processors Cranswick will make its first move into poultry with the acquisition of a fellow Yorkshire firm Benson Park.

Rise for Scottish meat exports

Scottish red meat exports have increased on last year, with growing demand for value and fifth-quarter products.

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.

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.

QMS hosts top chefs at Scotch Beef and Lamb event

Those involved in the production of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI were celebrated at a Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) event, as some of the country’s top chefs were given a ‘Hoof to Hook’ tour.  

Eblex demonstrates slow cooking benefits to foodservice execs

Eblex held a special lunch event in London to showcase the benefits of slow cooking to chefs and menu developers from a range of pub and restaurant groups.

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.

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.

Cranswick reports positive performance

Cranswick has released its trading statement for the first six months of the year, in which it reported trading was “in line with the board’s expectations”.

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.

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”.

Eblex points to Dutch opportunity for beef

There is scope for developing beef exports to the Dutch foodservice sector, according to Eblex.

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.

Women’s beef group gets behind mini roast campaign

A female beef farming group has launched the campaign Go Mini for Autumn! to promote Eblex’s midweek mini roasts initiative.

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.

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.

Red Tractor debut at KFC

As Red Tractor week kicks off, it has been announced that Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) is displaying the Red Tractor logo on its packs for the first time this autumn.

Phil Vickery to front British Sausage Week

Former England and Lions rugby star Phil Vickery will be the famous face this year’s British Sausage Week.

QMS outlines reasons for fall in lamb price

The current auction market price of lamb is lower at this time of year than it has been for more than four years, and a complex range of factors is the reason why, according to Stuart Ashworth from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Foodservice feature: Back to school

From school meals to ethnic trends in mainstream foodservice, there are plenty of opportunities for quality-assured meat suppliers to grasp, says Oli Haenlein.

Meat bosses react to environmental attack

Trade experts have defended the meat industry after a BBC article reported that meat consumption needs to fall in order to protect the environment.

‘Cor Blimey’ chilli launched

Meat seasoning manufacturer Unbar Rothon has launched a new seasoning for burgers and sausages with the help of a Q Guild butcher.

Eblex extends mini-roast campaign to TV

Following the launch of the mini-roasts brochure, Eblex has revealed it will promote the product through a television advertisement.

Burgers reach ‘popularity peak’ in foodservice

According to research carried out by one foodservice consultancy, burgers are the nation’s favourite dish to order when eating out, but they may have reached a popularity ceiling.

Supply chain firm joins youth unemployment scheme

Gist, a UK supply chain company, has announced it will join the Feeding Britain’s Future campaign to help tackle youth unemployment.

FSA brings barbecue hygiene into focus

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has published a statement urging consumers to “uphold hygiene standards” when barbecuing during the remaining days of summer.

Meat products do well at Great Taste Awards

Meat brands cleared up at this year’s Great Taste Awards with a whole host of meat products now eligible to use the ‘Great Taste’ logo.

Game body reveals how to handle grouse

The shooting season is almost under way and to help consumers enjoy grouse to its fullest, game promotion body Taste of Game has produced a guide to the meat.

UK and Irish foods stand up to origin test

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has not found any misleading information in a study looking at foods which have UK and Ireland country of origin claims.

British beef and lamb presented to Austrian foodservice

Eblex continues to focus on exports and has showcased British beef and lamb in Vienna to the Austrian foodservice sector.

British farmers to benefit from public procurement plan

Prime Minister, David Cameron has announced a potential £400m boost for British food businesses in a move that has been backed by the National Farmers’ Union (NFU).

Entries open for foodservice sausage contest

Bpex is calling on British sausage-makers to enter their products into its Foodservice Pork Sausage of the Year competition.

Gordon Ramsay backs British food exports with lamb menu

Gordon Ramsay supported a British food exports summit by creating a gala menu, which included a saddle of British lamb, to showcase the best of British to foreign buyers.

Meat firm reports soaring sales as Tour de France hits Yorkshire

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has seen sales soar by 150% as the Tour de France arrives in the area.

Beef industry gathers to tackle ‘perfect storm’

A “perfect storm” was responsible for the crisis affecting the beef industry as leaders and politicians gathered to find solutions with farming minister George Eustice this week.

McDonald’s bestows sustainability award on Dawn Meats

Irish company Dawn Meats was “honoured” to receive a global sustainability award from McDonald’s.

Scottish bodies join forces on lamb

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has announced it will work in partnership with other Scottish bodies to help further promote Scotch Lamb.

Bpex launches gammon campaign

Bpex are encouraging butchers and retailers to get behind their latest campaign to promote cooking with gammon all year round.

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