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Industry divided over live export restrictions

The industry has presented countering arguments over plans to restrict the number of live animals being exported from the UK. 

Cargill and Faccenda joint venture investigated by CMA

Cargill and Faccenda Foods’ joint venture is to be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Cargill and Faccenda joint venture investigated by CMA

Cargill and Faccenda Foods’ joint venture is to be investigated by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

Moy Park donates 150,000 meals to FareShare charity

One of Europe’s largest chicken processors, Moy Park, has donated over 150,000 meals since teaming with FareShare in 2015. 

Pasture for Life receives multi-million pound funding

A new research project will look into Pasture for Life’s meat production, exploring ways to increase the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. 

Parkside appoints new operations director

Packaging solutions provider Parkside has announced the appointment of Alan Morrisroe as UK operations director.

New Dalebrook showroom unveiled

Dalebrook Supplies has opened its new flagship showroom.

EU avian influenza threat likely to come from the east

Migratory wild birds crossing the north-eastern and eastern border of the European Union is the most likely pathway for avian influenza (AI) to enter the territory, according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Butchers urged to support British turkeys

Independent butchers have been called on to adopt the stance of all major UK supermarkets in supporting British turkey for 100% of their fresh offer.

Aldi’s Big Daddy steak returns

Discount supermarket Aldi is bringing back its famous 16oz ‘Big Daddy’ Extra Thick Rump Steak for another limited period.

Retailers winning the chicken bug war

Retailers are winning the war on campylobacter, with levels of the highest contamination in fresh chicken down by nearly a fifth in three years, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).  

Poultry allegations have little impact on retail sales

Recent allegations against poultry processor 2 Sisters Food Group have not had a major negative impact on retail sales. 

Poultry dominates British livestock production

A new report has shown that poultry is the most farmed livestock category within Britain. 

Meat industry ‘attractive’ for investors, say analysts

Meat may be under pressure from inflation, labour shortage and challenges to productivity, but it is still an attractive industry for investment, according to financial experts. 

Innovative Food Ingredients introduces a taste of Kentucky

Supplier Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has expanded its portfolio by adding a new and improved Jim Beam Bourbon BBQ Sauce to its repertoire. 

John Scott’s life celebrated

The family of John Scott, the founder of wholesaler John Scott Meat and the father of Scottish meat quality assurance schemes, remembers his life and achievements.

Training scheme raises level of farming professionalism

The farming community is being encouraged to put themselves forward for a management training scheme, which could save businesses thousands of pounds.

‘Priorities need to become promises’, BVA warns government

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has urged the government to act on its commitments to support the EU workforce post-Brexit.

‘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.

Government-backed African aid project launches

Charity Farm Africa has launched a three-month project, backed by government match-funding, to help young producers in West Kenya develop successful agricultural businesses.

AHDB head of livestock export trade development departs

Head of livestock export trade development Jean-Pierre Garnier, known to most in the industry as JP, has decided to leave his role at the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) after 13 years with the organisation.

New service helps retailers curb food safety risks

The meat industry has been encouraged to utilise digital strategies in combating food safety threats.

Men’s Health to launch sous vide range

Magazine Men’s Health is set to launch a range of sous vide meat dishes into the UK this month.

Hewetson pictured with the donated lamb
  (Photo: Moule Media )

Skipton Auction Mart launches charity initiative

The first lamb purchase through Skipton Auction Mart’s new charity programme has been completed.

Belgian (above) and German exporters (middle) were rewarded for their loyalty
  (Photo: QMS )

European importers recognised for commitment to Scotch meat

Two European importers have been rewarded for their commitment and support for Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI. 

ABP makes £22 million green energy investment

ABP Food Group has announced a £22 million investment in a green energy plant that it hopes will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes. 

2 Sisters boss to give evidence at Commons inquiry

2 Sisters Food Group boss, Ranjit Singh Boparan, has been summoned before a parliamentary inquiry following allegations of food safety offences at the meat processor’s poultry plant in West Bromwich. 

Entries open for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2018

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

Otley butcher named Supreme Champion at pie competition for second time

Geo Middlemiss & Son Butchers has been crowned the Supreme Champion at the 2017 Great Yorkshire Competition in Harrogate for the second time, with its large pork pie.

Scottish beef producers warn against Mercosur deal

Representatives from the Scottish beef industry have spoken out against a possible trade deal with the South American trading bloc Mercosur.

Japanese Wagyu targets premium restaurants

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

Northern Irish butcher develops regional black pudding

A Derry butcher has sourced local ingredients to bring a new black pudding to the market. 

Scottish lamb prices regain ground following slump

Having fallen for the past four weeks, Scottish prime lamb prices have re-established themselves and risen to 7p/kg liveweight.

Kennedy Bacon meets customer demand by expanding operations

Northern Irish dry-cured bacon, ham and gammon firm Kennedy Bacon is catering to an increasing demand for its products by expanding its production space.

Scottish beef and lamb exports hit £80 million

The value of exports of beef and lamb from Scotland has increased to over £80 million in the past year, according to the results of the annual exporters’ survey conducted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

HCC awarded £1.5 million to boost exports

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales is to be awarded £1.5 million to focus on exports. 

Butchers’ day designed to connect industry specialists

A one-day networking event has been created to help butchers optimise Christmas sales.

Chorizo recalled from Costcutter due to health risk

Retailer Costcutter has issued a recall on its Independent Sliced Chorizo amid fears of health risks.

SFTA prepares for 128th annual dinner in Glasgow

Tickets are now available to attend the 128th Scottish Food Trade Association (SFTA) dinner.

The new distribution hub is worth £12m
  (Photo: Samworth Brothers )

Samworth Brothers to open new distribution hub

Samworth Brothers has unveiled its new £12 million (m) distribution hub in Leicestershire.

Modest rise in goose prices predicted

A wet summer is expected to help move the price of goose meat up slightly, according to the chairman of the British Goose Producers (BGP) John Franklin.

Grass-fed beef is not eco-friendly, report finds

Grazing livestock on grassy pastures is not as environmentally sound as the idyllic image suggests and assumptions that meat production must grow to meet rising protein demand needs questioning, a report has claimed.

FSA to investigate other 2 Sisters processing plants

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has decided to extend its investigations to other 2 Sisters poultry plants in England and Wales.

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.

Waitrose appoints new fresh produce head buyer

Waitrose has unveiled Paul Walker as its new head buyer of fresh produce.

Success at latest Meat Business Women event

More than 100 women from the meat industry gathered at the latest Meat Business Women at Tallow Chandlers Hall in London earlier this week.

Government launches TB-protection service

A new service has been introduced to offer support to farmers who are the most vulnerable to bovine TB.

Snaffling Pig cracks retail market

Premium pork crackling firm Snaffling Pig has expanded its audience reach by launching in 803 Tesco stores nationwide.

Lucas extends Smokehouse range to include sausages

Lucas has introduced two new Smokehouse sausage mixes.

Charcuterie firm named best producer in Co Derry

A pig farmer has said he was honoured to be named the best producer in Co Derry, Northern Ireland.

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