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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.

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PM ‘intends to protect’ EU national workers already here, after Brexit

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Meat powders fulfil growing demand

A range of meat proteins has been launched in response to growing demand from the food industry for nutritionally high-protein products.

2 Sisters tight-lipped on Bernard Matthews deal

2 Sisters Food Group has refused to comment on reports it is to complete the acquisition of Bernard Matthews later this week.

Beware mandatory country labelling for processed meat and dairy

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has rejected calls for mandatory country of origin labelling for meat and milk in processed products.

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Moy Park appoints new finance boss

Poultry processor Moy Park Holdings has appointed Sian Land as its new chief financial officer (CFO) and will join the company’s executive board.

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Fire battled at tea processing plant

A blaze a Lincolnshire tea processing plant is the latest in a string conflagrations to have plagued food and drink manufacturers this summer.

Hilton Food Group’s profits rise 25%

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Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: the shortlist

Congratulations to the 60-plus food and drink manufacturers and individuals shortlisted in this year’s Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

Tulip to ‘regain its mojo’ after reorganisation: boss

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Meat and milk origin labelling ‘should be mandatory’

The government should introduce mandatory origin labelling for meat and milk in processed products, urges a group of farming organisations.

Scottish food and drink sector posts record growth

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Morrisons to chop meat prices by 12%

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Me and My Factory

Pork processor: collaboration has reduced audits

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Fowl smell? 2 Sisters chicken site on final warning

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Three men have been charged with fraud offences for allegedly conspiring to sell horsemeat as beef.