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Meat & poultry

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.

Full-year campylobacter figures fail FSA targets

All major supermarkets failed to hit annual targets for campylobacter contamination levels on shop-bought whole chickens, according to the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Campylobacter is losing war, claim retailers

Retailers are gaining ground on campylobacter according to results that update the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) latest data, the grocery industry has claimed.

China and seafood top drivers for Scottish food exports

Fish, seafood and China drove Scottish food export growth over the past year, according to figures just released by the Scottish government.

Food Manufacture Oscars are open for entries

Help your food or drink manufacturing business win the recognition it deserves by entering the 2015 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Karro gets £74M to fund acquisitions and growth

Karro Food Group has secured £74M of bank funding, which the company claims will fuel global expansion and acquisition plans.

Good Week, Bad Week

Dairy Crest, Nestlé and campylobacter top week’s headlines

Dairy Crest, Nestlé and campylobacter all feature in this week’s edition of Good Week/ Bad Week.

Lidl features in week’s food safety recalls

Three food and drink products were recalled this week on safety fears: Lidl’s XXL Tortelloni, Nua Naturals’ Organic Chlorella Powder and The Wine Society’s Prosecco wine.

Food security and animal health under Brussels spotlight

The animal health industry’s role in securing sustainable world food supplies is the focus of a conference staged in Brussels next month by the International Federation for Animal Health (IFAH)....

Faccenda’s steam tool cuts campylobacter by 80%

Faccenda Foods has achieved 80% campylobacter reductions in its whole chickens and plans to launch the first UK continuous production line application of SonoSteam, which enabled that, for Asda in June.

Men would rather quit sex, sports and booze than meat

Men would rather give up sex, booze, Sky Sports and their job and swim with sharks than become a vegetarian, according to a poll by Peperami.

Tulip broadens apprenticeship programme

Tulip is widening its apprenticeship programme to include butchers, engineers and technical specialists, totalling another 44 people.

Campylobacter threatens a third of population

Campylobacter could infect a third of the UK population at some stage during their lifetime, according to figures just released by the Food Standards Agency (FSA).

Cranswick reaches £1bn turnover following £21M investment

Cranswick has exceeded £1bn in sales for the first time, boosted by a 23% rise in non-EU exports and a £21M investment in its facilities, according to the pork giant’s...

Moy Park ramps up production after investment

Moy Park has ramped up its output to 5M chickens a week, following the announcement of a £170M expansion plan last year.

Prince Charles’s secret letters slam retailers

Prince Charles slammed supermarkets’ dominance of the food chain in private correspondence with former Prime Minister Tony Blair in 2005, according to his controversial letters published for the first time...

Black Farmer backs gluten-free study

Sausage maker The Black Farmer has thrown its weight behind a Lancaster University Management School project to find out the precise motivations behind consumers turning to gluten-free products.

Firms pay thousands for food safety failures

Food safety fines for two firms have been welcomed by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for upholding laws designed to protect consumers.

Industry ‘won’t pay extra’ for cold store approvals

The storage industry won’t pay extra for a new cold store approval scheme, Chris Sturman, ceo of the Food Storage & Distribution Federation (FSDF), has confirmed.

News in brief

Dunbia clinches joint venture with Shannon Meats

Dunbia has announced a joint venture agreement with Shannon Meats that would support the former’s trade throughout the Netherlands and guarantee the latter a dedicated supply of high quality Irish...

Supermarket war ‘blunts campylobacter control’

The battle against campylobacter, Britain’s leading cause of food poisoning, has been compromised by the big four supermarkets’ price war against discount stores Aldi and Lidl, warns Bernard Matthews group...

Good Week, Bad Week

Sainsbury jail sentences top our headlines

Jail sentences for Sainsbury’s chief executive Mike Coupe and its former boss Justin King lead our Good news, bad news sideways look at this week’s top food industry headlines....

2 Sisters cracks down on antibiotics use

2 Sisters Food Group is scrapping from its poultry production all antibiotics prioritised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as critically important to human health.

Beefed up Food Standards Agency would ‘boost safety’

A beefed up Food Standards Agency (FSA) – will full powers restored to oversee food standards, hygiene and safety – is the centre piece of consumer pressure group Which?’s wish...

Food industry people on the move – in pictures

Morrisons, Iglo Group, Leatherhead Food Research and Assured Food Standards were all left searching for new bosses this month as the current incumbents announced their decisions to step away from...

Ditched Morrisons’ boss gets £1M bonus

Former Morrisons’ ceo Dalton Philips – ditched by the retailer in January – has received a £1M bonus, taking his total pay for last year to £2.1M, according to the...