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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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BRC’s four key messages to reduce campylobacter spread

There are four key messages from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) to reduce the spread of campylobacter, according to food policy advisor Elizabeth Andoh-Kesson.

New appointments in the food and drink industry

New appointments at meat firm Tulip and grocery think-tank IGD lead this month’s photogallery of people moving to new positions within the food and drink industry.

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Food crime boss on three achievements

The Food Crime Unit achieved three key goals of over the past year, its boss Andy Morling claims in this exclusive video interview, filmed at Food Manufacture’s safety conference.

Food export plan to boost economy by £2.9bn

New government plans to boost food and drink exports could contribute £2.9bn to the UK economy, claimed environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.

Boparan’s Bernard Matthews deal probed by CMA

The acquisition of turkey processor Bernard Matthews by 2 Sisters Food Group owner Ranjit Boparan is under investigation by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).

2 Sisters gives 350 young people learning chances

2 Sisters Food Group has given 350 learning opportunities to young, unemployed people across the country, as part of its Skills for Work Month.

Tulip announces appointments following restructure

Meat firm Tulip has announced two key senior management appointments and a rebrand of the company’s Added Value Division.

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Provision Trade Federation boss sets out his plans

A seasoned civil servant, Andrew Kuyk may have joined the PTF at the right time, says Noli Dinkovski.

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Crime boss reports supply chain-wide offences

Food Crime Unit boss Andy Morling revealed his team had detected crime throughout the food supply chain over the past year at Food Manufacture’s food safety conference.

News in brief

Food Manufacture’s safety conference: Tomorrow is the big day

The big day for Food Manufacture’s food safety conference is tomorrow (Thursday, October 13) at etc.venues, Prospero House, London and there’s still time to reserve your place....

Free-range egg campaign calls for price premium

Almost 80% of UK shoppers are happy to pay a premium for free-range eggs, according to a survey by the Love Free Range Eggs campaign, adding to its calls for...

Meat and wine to become more expensive after Brexit: BRC

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has warned that a hard Brexit – involving quitting the Single Market of 500M customers – would push the price of meat and wine up for consumers.

Safety conference: Thursday is the big day

Food Manufacture’s food safety conference – Boosting consumer confidence in times of change – will take place this Thursday (October 13) at etc.venues, Prospero House, London and there’s still time...

Bernard Matthews deal under fire for extracting ‘maximum cash’

Bernard Matthews’ takeover by 2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan appears to have been “carefully crafted” to enable secured creditors to extract maximum value from the company – while at the...

Bernard Matthews deal: potential supplier losses grow to £39M

Bernard Matthews’ unsecured creditors amount to a combined total of £39M – and could increase yet further – in the wake of the pre-pack administration takeover by 2 Sisters boss...

Boparan acquisitions in 2016 – in pictures

It’s been a busy year for 2 Sisters Food Group and its owner Ranjit Singh Boparan, marked by a series of acquisitions across the food and drink industry.

Bernard Matthews blasts off with Thunderbirds range

Bernard Matthews has agreed to a licensing deal with ITV to produce Thunderbirds Are Go turkey products, as the turkey producer blasts off it’s first-ever licensed range.

Antimicrobial growth led by clean-label

The use of in-pack antimicrobials and other forms of active packaging is likely to be driven over the next few years by both the shelf-life requirements of ‘clean-label’ formulations with...

Food Manufacture’s safety conference: little time to book

Time is running out to book a place at Food Manufacture’s one-­day safety conference at etc.venues, Prospero House, London on Thursday October 13.

Bernard Matthews’ takeover: suppliers’ uncertainty

The sale of Bernard Matthews to 2 Sisters owner Ranjit Singh Boparan could leave hundreds of businesses out of pocket, and even force some to close, according to industry insiders.

New Brexit boss appointed by National Farmers Union

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has appointed Nick von Westenholz to the new position of Brexit boss, as part of the organisation’s move to help put farming and food at...

Bacon slicing into stacks or shingles gets a big production boost

Back bacon processors can boost their productivity with a new slicing machine from Norwich-based Thurne.

Precision portions from boneless poultry cutter

It has been designed for cutting boneless, non-frozen poultry products to fixed weight or uniform dimensions.

Meat firms get automation advice

The key steps meat companies need to take to achieve a smart factory in line with ‘Industry 4.0’ automation approaches were the focus of open days for the meat sector...

Morrisons makes ‘good progress’ on six priorities

Morrisons is making progress towards strengthening its business and fulfilling six strategic priorities, claimed a financial statement accompanying the retailer’s first-half results, posted earlier this month.


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