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.
Cranswick’s third-quarter results, boosted by strong Christmas sales, continued to buck the flat or downward trend in the UK grocery market, said City analysts.
Animal rights campaigners have praised furniture store IKEA after it revealed it would launch a vegan Swedish meatball dish in April following a “swarm” of petitions.
The growing trend for serving rare burgers in restaurants across the country has raised serious concerns by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) about the increased risk of food poisoning through...
More jobs have been cut or put at risk by food and drink manufacturers in the UK over the past six months, this site can exclusively reveal.
The boss of Peter Boddy Licensed Slaughterhouse is the first person to face jail after admitting criminal charges connected to the horsemeat scandal.
How was your business week – tough, terrific or just indifferent? In this new occasional series, the Food Manufacture Group takes a sideways look at the week’s food and industry...
Arming food and drink managers with the information they need to guard against fraud is the aim of a new commercial webinar from food safety specialist NSF International.
Dalton Philips’ departure from Morrisons leads our latest selection of people on the move in the food and drink industry.
Waitrose’s plan to create 2,000 new jobs in stores and a new e-commerce grocery depot this year is expected to boost the retailer’s manufacturing businesses.
Halal food manufacturer KQF has launched halal macon rashers, bacon-style strips of smoked beef or chicken, which are the first such products to be certified by the Halal Monitoring Committee...
US food safety inspectors will audit Scottish beef production following the lifting of a BSE (bovine spongiform encephalopathy) related ban, according to Scottish food secretary Richard Lochhead.
Morrisons’ food manufacturing links will play a key role in restoring the fortunes of the troubled retailer, which will take up to five years, says its new chairman Andrew Higginson.
Consumer awareness of protein’s health credentials has given businesses the opportunity to expand into protein-enriched food and drink, new research has claimed.
Senior food and drink manufacturing executives are preparing for the Business Leaders’ Forum (BLF) in central London tomorrow (January 20). The event – staged by the Food Manufacture Group –...
The supermarket price war could force more than 100 food suppliers out of business, warns a new report from insolvency specialist Begbies Traynor.
With the November test report on campylobacter highlighting levels of contamination on whole chickens in UK retail averaging 70% over six months, at least one retailer said it was on-track...
Quitting the EU would be “a disaster” for the UK food industry, according to leading politicians at the recent Oxford Farming Conference.
Tulip has announced plans to cut up to 78 roles at its Tipton factory in the West Midlands days after rival pork processor Karro Food Group proposed 150 job cuts.
Food images of Jesus, a magician and a singing lasagne all feature on our round-up of the year’s weirdest food news.
Quorn benefitted from the horsemeat scandal when panicking consumers and retailers turned to the meat alternative in the weeks following the incident in January 2013, the brand’s boss has claimed.
Bernard Matthews aims to create 90 permanent roles at its Great Witchingham site in Norfolk, as an increase in orders has prompted it to ramp up production there.
Karro Food Group plans to axe 150 jobs at its Scunthorpe plant on Billet Lane, amid rumours that Tesco had slashed orders of bacon from the site.
Residue-free carcass cleaning is claimed during the removal of spinal cord material in abattoirs, thanks to a special extraction system developed by Northern Ireland-based equipment manufacturer Macquip.
Supermarket grocery sales recovered in the fortnight up to and including Boxing Day after a lacklustre performance before that, according to Information Resources International (IRI).
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) policy of naming and shaming supermarkets by ranking their fresh chicken according to its contamination with campylobacter was ill-conceived and counterproductive, Clive Black, head of...