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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.

Chicken firms to pay £19,216 for equipment misuse

Two chicken processing businesses have been ordered to pay almost a combined £20,000 in damages and costs to bakery equipment maker Bakers Basco, for using its equipment without permission.

Dunbia and Dawn Meats agree joint venture

Meat processors Dunbia and Dawn Meats have entered into a joint venture, combining the UK operations of both organisations, it was revealed this week (May 24).

The Co-op commits to 100% British frozen meat

The Co-op will become the only retailer to sell 100% British own-label frozen meat, after its commitment to source only British own-label fresh meat earlier this month.

Cranswick’s £228.8M sales boost after acquisitions

Cranswick has posted a £228.8M rise in sales for the year ending March 31 2017, boosted by the acquisitions of Crown Chicken and Dunbia Ballymena last year.  

Glass and metal contamination spark food recalls

Glass contamination has sparked the recall of packs of chicken tikka chunks, while a batch of mints was recalled for containing small pieces of metal.

Moy Park poultry sales boost revenue by 6.6%

Meat processor Moy Park reported a 6.6% rise in revenue to £370.4M in first-quarter trading, boosted by fresh poultry sales.

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What a Lib Dem victory would mean for food manufacturing

Our food is an emotive subjective for the British, our drink even more so, writes Susan Kramer, Liberal Democrat shadow business secretary. If you want to evoke that feeling of...

Finnebrogue signs £2M sausage contract with Asda

Meat processor Finnebrogue Artisan has secured a £2M deal with Asda to supply the supermarket with premium own-label sausages.

Symington’s and Nestlé lead appointments gallery

Appointments at Symington’s, Nestlé UK & Ireland and Kerry Group lead our latest photogallery of people on the move to new food and drink jobs.

FMEAs 2017

Food manufacturing Oscars: could you win one?

The 2017 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, which recognise the very best companies and individuals in UK food and drink manufacturing, are now open for receipt of entries.

2 Sisters invests £10M in ready meals factory

2 Sisters Food Group has invested a total of £10M in its prepared meals facility in south Wales, as the manufacturer steps up production of Chinese food.

Manufacturers ‘inspire Britain’ in new report

Food and drink manufacturers have been recognised in a new report naming the most inspirational and fastest growing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain.

Food and drink Sunday Times Rich List gallery

Four of Britain’s richest food and drink manufacturing families – Weston, Samworth, Warburton and Boparan – feature in this photogallery of the nation’s wealthiest people named in the Sunday Times Rich List. ...

AHDB appoints new exports boss

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has appointed Dr Phil Hadley to spearhead its work to boost food industry exports.

Cranswick ‘invests £4M to boost production’

Meat firm Cranswick is investing £4M in its County Antrim facility, in a bid to boost productivity, according to media reports.

The food and drink manufacturing Rich List

Three food manufacturing families – Samworth, Warburton and Boparan – were among the sector’s representation in this year’s Sunday Times Rich List, with a combined wealth of £1.6bn.

New Red Tractor boss is Jim Moseley

Red Tractor Assurance has appointed former Food and Drink Federation president and interim director general and Mizkan Euro md, Jim Moseley as its new chief executive.

Poultry culled after bird flu outbreak

Poultry have been culled after an outbreak of avian influenza (bird flu) was confirmed at a farm in Lancashire.

2 Sisters grows supply chain after £27.5M investment

2 Sisters Food Group invested £27.5M in its south-west operations last year, growing the region’s supply chain by a third, it emerged this week.

Danish Crown to keep Tulip’s 16 UK factories

Meat giant Danish Crown Group has vowed to retain the 16 UK sites of its subsidiary Tulip in the wake of the company’s declining sales and a major reorganisation.

Karro Food Group sale confirmed after approval

Pork processor Karro Food Group has been sold by Endless LLP to private equity firm CapVest, after gaining approval by the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

Interpack 2017 showcases innovation

Interpack 2017, the processing and packaging trade fair which takes place in Düsseldorf in Germany from tomorrow (May 4) until May 10, is expected to beat records in both exhibitor...

Marks & Spencer to test online food service

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has set out plans to trial its own online food shopping service, as it prepares to compete with the industry’s leading online food retailers....

Co-op to sell only British fresh meat, as imports soar

The Co-op’s pledge to sell only fresh British lamb and bacon, as part of its promise to stock exclusively home-produced fresh meat, has been welcomed by producers’ organisations.

Irish foodservice suppliers to receive mentoring

Irish food and drink manufacturers supplying the foodservice sector are set to benefit from a new initiative from Bord Bia.

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