Like the dairy sector, meat producers are coming under flak for the large carbon footprint of their raw materials and issues of animal welfare; while rising inspection costs and tight margins mean the sector is consolidating to take advantage of ‘vertical integration’ and economies of scale. Whether you’re in red meat, poultry or game, it’s important to avoid being skewered by unexpected change.
Meat inspectors plan to strike over poor pay in a move that may hit barbecue food sales in supermarkets, trades union Unison has warned.
Comedians performing at the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe have earned plaudits for food and drink-based one liners from comedy writers, television stations and the press.
A major food poisoning probe is underway to find the link between clusters of salmonella outbreaks across England and possibly Europe since May.
Pork processor Tulip plans to create 250 new jobs with a £16M investment at two sites in Cornwall.
The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) admission that 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe plant did breach hygiene rules, after clearing it, could damage the food industry’s attempts to restore consumer confidence...
A growing trend among street food markets for spicy American BBQ and Korean and Vietnamese dishes will hit the retailers in 2015, according to food coatings firm Bowman Ingredients.
Visiting street food markets will provide food manufacturers and retailers with instant and authentic feedback about new products and the latest food trends, claim stall holders at London’s newest street...
A row has broken out between the UK’s bacon producers and the European Commission (EC) over proposals contained in the latest draft of EU guidance on labelling of flavourings, which...
Resources are scarce to police employee abuse in the food industry and the rise of zero-hour contracts has made workers more vulnerable, according to a senior employment lawyer.
Meat processor Dunbia has appointed former Moy Park director Tony O’Neill as its new group deputy chief executive, effective September 1 2014.
Consumer food sales took a hit at Kerry Group from the fragmenting retail market, despite UK brands holding up well, and overall sales growth, the firm said in its interim...
Moy Park’s work on campylobacter research and practices had helped it avoid recent media attacks on poor poultry industry hygiene standards, one of the company’s general managers said.
Morrisons is the first supermarket whose staff have gained Welfare of Animals at the Time of Killing (WATOK) qualifications.
A Morrisons ad has been banned for encouraging children to eat less healthily.
The cost cutting culture that exists in supermarket buying departments will have to change if future incidents like last year's horsemeat contamination scandal are to be avoided, according to a...
Many food and drink businesses have packed their wellies and tents and taken their products to trade at UK music festivals this summer.
Non-leak packaging may be key to cutting transmission of the food poisoning bug campylobacter found on fresh shop-bought chickens, according to the latest Food Standards Agency (FSA) figures.
A £500,000 food fraud probe is being launched by scientists at Queen’s University Belfast, spearheaded by Professor Chris Elliott, author of the forthcoming review into the handling of the horsemeat...
Most Scottish businesses are unprepared for a ‘yes’ vote in the nation’s forthcoming independence referendum, according to accountancy firm KPMG.
Faccenda Foods is investing £5M in a new despatch hub in Brackley to boost its storage and distribution capabilities.
Devro is cutting 130 jobs at two factories in Scotland, the sausage casing manufacturer confirmed in its interim results.
A leading dietician has rubbished claims backing consumers ditching meat from their diets for health and environmental reasons and becoming flexitarians.
A new research project could help protect the meat industry against the threat of climate change and food in security, according to the University of Edinburgh.
Sports clothing firm Reebok has launched an uncured bacon product as part of its consumer engagement strategy for the 2014 CrossFit Games, which it is sponsoring.
The food industry has expressed concern over the fate of Professor Chris Elliott’s final report on the handling of the 2013 horsemeat scandal, which has been delayed until Parliament’s next...
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