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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.

M&S unveils new Christmas range

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has unveiled its new Christmas food range, describing it as the “must-have” collection.

Consumers call for campylobacter reductions

Two thirds (66%) of consumers think the poultry industry should do more to reduce campylobacter contamination beyond the agreed current target of less than 10%.

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Which sector saw highest costs since the Brexit vote?

The cost of manufacturing food and drink products has risen 4.3% over the past 12 months across all sectors, according to latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Dragons’ Den reject steams ahead with expansion

A businessman rejected by BBC TV show Dragons’ Den is continuing to expand his business with the opening of a new franchise site in Dublin this week.

Falling meat consumption offers new opportunities

Opportunities to target non-meat eaters have been highlighted in a new report that showed a 60% increase in global food and drink launches carrying a vegetarian claim between 2011 and 2015.

Top food and drink acquisitions of the year – so far

Acquisitions in the food and drink industry have been on the rise this year, despite the threat of Brexit and major policy shake ups, including the impending UK sugar tax...

ABP Food Group’s £20M investment creates 400 jobs

More than 400 jobs are to be created by beef producer ABP food group, after a £20M investment at its Shrewsbury plant.

Illegal meat van stopped by police who tweeted photo

An overweight van illegally transporting half a tonne of kebab meat, in what were suspected to be unhygienic conditions, was stopped yesterday (August 8), by Hertfordshire police, who tweeted a photograph of the vehicle....

Listeria-busting starter culture range for fermented sausages

Food manufacturers can “significantly reduce” the number of Listeria monocytogenes in raw fermented sausages with a new range of starter cultures.

Faccenda enters £3M truck leasing and maintenance deal

Poultry processor Faccenda Foods has renewed a fleet of delivery trucks at one of its main distribution centres to meet growing demand for UK produced white meat, with a £3M...

Dragons’ Den investors back pork firm with £70k

Dragons’ Den investors pledged to invest £70,000 in the flavoured pork crackling business Snaffling Pig Co in an episode of the hit TV show broadcast last night (August 7).

Brexit creates fears over future of EU workers

The director at a UK pork processor has voiced his concerns over the impact of Brexit on his workforce and the wider sector.

FSA slammed for meat-free tweet

Trade group the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has slammed the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for supporting the meat-free week campaign in a recent tweet, which has now been...

Brexit will drive review of hygiene regulations

A skills shortage and the impact of Brexit are the two main challenges facing the food industry, the newly appointed chairman of the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT)...

Poultry producers sign £10M joint venture deal

Poultry producers Dartmouth Foods and Faccenda Foods are to open a new £10M facility in Plymouth as part of a joint venture to maximise the operating potential of both companies.

Morrisons’ latest price cuts ‘won’t affect suppliers’

Morrisons’ bid to open up a new front in the supermarket price war – by cutting the price of more than 1,000 every-day products – will leave its suppliers unaffected,...

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The Black Farmer: ‘brands are the future’

Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones didn’t build a £10M business by sitting still – so Food Manufacture caught up with him while driving through the streets of London.

Brexit is ‘unique opportunity’ for food and drink

Brexit will deliver “unique opportunities” for British food and drink manufacturers to boost exports, while allowing the industry to develop unfettered by the chains of EU red tape.

Sausage maker raises its output with tray sealer

Irish sausage maker Arthur Mallon Foods, based in County Monaghan, has upgraded its equipment with a top seal tray sealer from Packaging Automation (PA), enabling the company to increase production...

Hilton Food Group performs 'in line with expectations'

Hilton Food Group is forecast by city analyst Shore Capital to make a pre-tax profit for 2016 of £34.6M, following a trading update for the 28 weeks ended July 17...

Hungry House: Dragons’ Den top food firm – so far

The most successful food business backed by investors from the hit TV show Dragons’ Den is Hungry House, the takeaway online delivery service, according to research by business data site Company Check....

FMEAS 2016

2 Sisters and Premier Foods celebrate Oscar wins

Two of the UK’s largest food manufacturers – 2 Sisters Food Group and Premier Foods – have revealed how winning a Food Manufacture Excellence Award (FMEA) – the Oscars of...

2 Sisters Food Group appoints manufacturing support director

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed Nick Townend to its newly created role of manufacturing support director.

Cranswick makes ‘positive start’ to its financial year

Pork processor Cranswick said it has made a “positive start” to its new financial year and confirmed the sale of its sandwich business to Greencore.

Time is running out to win a manufacturing Oscar

Time is running out to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar – with the deadline set for Friday July 29.