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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.

150 new jobs at ex-First Milk site

Maelor Poultry plans to invest £10M in First Milk’s ex-Maelor cheese packing site near Wrexham, creating up to 150 new jobs.

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Freedom Food to secure its own funding

Freedom Food’s new chief executive Jeremy Cooper will cut the farm assurance scheme’s financial links with its parent organisation the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)...

Faccenda Foods invests £1M to fight campylobacter

Faccenda Foods aims to invest £1M in a new technology to kill campylobacter and other micro-organisms on the skin and internal cavity of chickens through steam and ultrasound treatment.

People on the move in the food and drink industry

Melanie Leech’s decision to quit as director general of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) after almost a decade in the role leads our selection of the latest people on...

Foodmanjobs redesign makes job hunting easy

It’s now even easier for readers to find their ideal food manufacturing jobs and for manufacturers to find their ideal candidates, following the redesign of Foodmanjobs.

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Death, pathogens and managing risk – Food safety conference in quotes

Killer bugs and ways to spot and manage food safety risks were some of the topics discussed by speakers at Food Manufacture Group’s Food safety conference last week (October 15).

Cranswick’s Benson Park deal praised by analyst

Cranswick’s purchase of cooked poultry firm Benson Park has been praised by a leading food industry analyst as a ‘sensible’ move fulfilling aims to break into new areas of protein....

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Food safety conference: thanks to our sponsors

Thanks to the sponsors of our food safety conference last week and to conference chairman professor Colin Dennis.

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Emerging zoonosis ups pressure on food industry

Another major microbial threat is set to put food businesses under more pressure, as scientists only just begin to ask questions about it, an expert has warned.

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Antimicrobial resistance: stop arguing and start working together

Doctors, vets and farmers should stop rowing about who is responsible for the spread of antimicrobial resistance and work together to beat the “apocalyptic threat” it poses.

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Retailers deny blocking new campylobacter control

Retailers have denied failing to support a new treatment that could slash the incidence of campylobacter food poisoning because it could add to cost of poultry.

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Campaign to boost lamb consumption wins EU funding

A €7.7M (£6.17M) campaign to boost lamb production and consumption across six European countries has received the funding needed to go-ahead from the EU.

Report calls for supply chain industry to invest in R&D

The UK supply chain is threatened by under-investment in research and development (R&D) and firms must work more closely together to strengthen it, according to an industry report published today...

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Top food safety threat is antimicrobial resistance

Four threats, including antimicrobial resistance, and two opportunities will be some of the biggest influences on UK food safety in the years ahead, delegates heard at the Food Manufacture Group’s...

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New campylobacter control costs only 4–5p a bird

A new technique to control campylobacter infections in poultry – which killed 110 Britons last year – is being developed at the modest cost of only 4–5p a bird.

Oakpark Foods pumps £2.4M into tech, traceability

Oakpark Foods is completing a €3M (£2.4M) investment project with the installation of a traceability system to help manage supply, stock control and customer service more efficiently.

Nestlé, Kellogg accused of ‘chaotic’ approach to salt

Healthy eating campaigners have slammed Nestlé, Kellogg and other food firms for including varying amounts of salt in the same products depending on where they are sold.

Pig and poultry meat ruling slammed

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has slammed a European Court of Justice ruling that pig and poultry meat recovered under low pressure must be labelled as mechanically separated meat...

Tulip to create up to 45 jobs in £8M investment

Meat processor Tulip is creating up to 45 jobs in an £8M investment at its Ruskington plant in Lincolnshire, which makes Scotch eggs and cocktail sausages for the retail sector.

Food safety conference takes place tomorrow

Final preparations are underway for the food safety conference – ‘Safe and legal food in a changing world’ – which takes place at The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire, tomorrow (Wednesday October 15).

Don’t miss Food safety conference this Wednesday

Don’t miss your place at this week’s Food safety conference – ‘Safe and legal food in a changing world’ – which takes place at The Heritage Motor Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire,...

Project seeks evidence for desinewed meat

A two-year, EU-wide research project, which began in January this year, could lead to a change in EU rules that came into force in 2013 forcing desinewed meat (DSM) such...

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Ready meal firm Charlie Bigham’s boasts £26M sales

The tough retail environment would not stop posh ready meal's firm Charlie Bigham’s from investing, said the company’s founder after announcing a 46% year-on-year sales growth this week.

Cranswick’s first-half results point to new business

Pork processing giant Cranswick has posted positive trading results for the first half (1H) of the year, while analysts believe it has secured new business.

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Horsemeat rears its head again, as firm is fined £5,000

Horsemeat has reared its head again after food import firm Expo Foods Ltd was fined £5,000, yesterday (October 2), after its pork sausagemeat was found to contain nearly 50% horsemeat.