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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.

Good Week, Bad Week

New Anglo-American partnership leads Good Week/Bad Week

A new partnership between the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) and its American counterpart – the Institute of Food Technologists – leads the selection of good and bad...

Food science gets transatlantic partnership boost

Sharing the latest information on food science and technology is the aim of a new transatlantic partnership forged between the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and the US...

Quality Pork’s Brechin abattoir ready by year end

The expansion of Quality Pork Limited’s (QPL’s) Brechin abattoir is set to be completed towards the end of this year, following a £2.7M investment by the Scottish government.

Boost meat product yield and fibre content

The manufacturing yield and fibre content of processed meats can be boosted by Ulrick and Short’s Complex F protein, claims the firm.

Election 2015

When political food fails – in pictures

What do a bacon sandwich, a sausage roll and a hot dog have in common? You’d be forgiven for thinking the answer is that they are all tasty snacks consisting...

Innovation helps Santa Maria secure £30.4M sales

Mexican food manufacturer Santa Maria has posted £30.4M in value sales for the 52 weeks to February 28 2015 as a result of increased innovation in the sector, the firm claimed.

Grub’s up as FAO tweets insect infographic

Putting insects on a plate is the subject of a new infographic posted on the social networking site Twitter by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, as pressure mounts to make...

Recalled this week: cheese, chicken and chocolate

Three cheddar, chicken and chocolate products were recalled this week because of fears they may endanger consumers’ safety.

Morrisons board bosses: 70% ‘leave the building’

Seven in 10 of Morrisons’ management board have left the business since new ceo David Potts began work last month, notes City analyst Shore Capital, after the departure of group...

Innovation conference

Food futurology is ‘key to new product innovation’

Futurology can play a key role in helping food and drink manufacturers make wise investments in new product development, according to futurologist Morgaine Gaye.

Cranswick boosted by Benson Park acquisition

Meat processor Cranswick reported boosted annual sales following its acquisition of cooked poultry business Benson Park, based in Hull, North Humberside.

First jailing in horsemeat scandal: but not in UK

A Dutch meat trader became the first person to be jailed yesterday (April 7) for offences in connection with horsemeat scandal, prompting the author of two key government reports on...

Upmarket food a growing trend for foodservice

Food manufacturers supplying the foodservice market should focus on a growing trend for upmarket on-the-go and sharing products driven by the popularity of US-style street food, according to industry representatives.

Bakkavor boss welcomes upgrade in credit rating

Bakkavor ceo Agust Gudmundsson has welcomed an upgrading in the food manufacturer’s corporate credit rating by Standard & Poor’s (S&P).

Faccenda Foods fined for safety failings

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has been ordered to pay nearly £10,000 for safety failings, after a worker suffered serious injuries when his arm was dragged into an unguarded machine.

Anuga FoodTec 2015

Top innovations showcased at Anuga FoodTec

This year’s Anuga FoodTec achieved a 14% rise in visitor numbers over the last time it was held in 2012, with more than 1,500 companies presenting the latest food processing solutions.

News in brief

Bakkavor in key refinancing deal

Bakkavor has completed a refinancing deal to fund the early repayment of its £140M debt.

Meat fraud detection referenced

Six new meat mixture reference materials have been developed by scientists at LGC, formerly Laboratory of the Government Chemist, to help protect consumers from food fraud. The meat mixtures will...

Jeremy Clarkson ‘too busy counting money’ for Aldi

Sacked Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson will be “too busy counting his money” to accept Aldi’s recent job offer.

209 new jobs at Dunbia following £27M investment

Dunbia will pump £27M into a new boning hall and upgrades to three processing lines, creating 209 jobs at its Dungannon, Northern Ireland, facility.

Bernard Matthews set to blast campylobacter

The campylobacter crisis is set to heat up, with warmer spring and summer weather likely to push up poultry contamination levels, Jeremy Hall, technical director of Bernard Matthews, has warned.

Anuga FoodTec trends

Mass production moves closer to manual skills

Technology is moving closer to delivering hand-crafted effects on an industrial scale, with innovations such as Fritsch’s Multitwist twisting machine and GEA’s MultiDrum system, winners of International FoodTec Gold Awards...

Sacked Top Gear star offered job at Aldi

Sacked BBC Top Gear star Jeremy Clarkson has been offered a job on the shop floor at the discount store Aldi.

Morrisons boss ‘could galvanise’ the retailer

Morrisons new boss David Potts “could galvanise” the troubled retailer, according to City analysts less than two weeks after he took over the role of chief executive from Dalton Philips....

Fall in meat prices hit Hilton’s sales

Hilton Food Group has announced a 2.3% fall in sales to £1.1bn, due to lower meat prices and “unfavourable” currency exchange rates in its full-year results for the 52 weeks to December 28 2014.