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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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Food manufacturing: six steps to create value

Times are tough in the European food sector, plagued by industry overcapacity, consumer price sensitivity, grocery price wars and retailer pressure on manufacturers’ economics. But taking six practical steps will...

Better veterinary medicines regulations needed

Improved veterinary medicine regulations are needed urgently to help the EU safeguard food supplies and protect human health, according to a recent conference.

Food industry people on the move – update

Top appointments at Seabrook Crisps, 2 Sisters Food Group and the Chilled Food Association lead our updated collection of the latest appointments in the food and drink industry.

Consumers would boycott ‘unethical’ food manufacturers

More than half of consumers would boycott food manufacturers if they found out they were acting unethically, according to a poll by Mintel.

Cranswick to invest £28M after £1bn sales feat

Cranswick will pump £28M into its pork manufacturing facilities to secure new US contracts and boost international sales after achieving revenues of £1bn this year, according to City analysts.

Coconut meat, Star Wars cookies and ‘natural’ among latest food innovations

Virgin coconut meat, a Star Wars-inspired cookie kit and a range of ‘natural’ products all feature in our collection of the latest food and drink innovations.

Premier’s pre-Christmas prospects ‘look good’

Premier Foods’s pre-Christmas prospects look good, despite the firm posting falling first-quarter sales results yesterday, according to City analyst Shore Capital.

News in brief

Little time left to win a food manufacturing Oscar

There's little time left to win a food and drink manufacturing Oscar, with entries closing today (July 24).

2 Sisters appoints two board directors

2 Sisters Food Group has appointed two new non-executive directors – one from foodservice business Compass Group and one from can manufacturer Rexam.

Seven tips for manufacturing success: 2 Sisters boss

The commitment to “never stop listening” was one of the seven secrets of success set out by 2 Sisters Food Group boss Ranjit Singh, as he collected an honorary degree from Nottingham...

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards: five days to go

There are just five days to go to submit your free entry in the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) before the extended deadline of Friday July 24.

2 Sisters’ boss gets honorary degree

2 Sisters Food Group ceo Ranjit Singh is to receive an honorary degree from Nottingham Trent University, partly in recognition of his contribution to UK food manufacturing.

Food manufacturing Oscars: deadline extended

Want to win a food and drink manufacturing excellence award? Then, there's now an extra week to submit your free entry before the extended deadline of Friday July 24.

Food and drink manufacturing Oscars: still time to win

There’s still time to win a shiny, new food and drink manufacturing Oscar look for your boardroom. Here’s your opportunity to join firms such as Premier Foods, Coca­Cola Enterprises and...

Food manufacture excellence awards

Manufacturing Oscars: previous top winners

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards has crowned a Company of the Year for the past 15th years to recognise the best of the best in British food manufacturing.

Win a Food Manufacture Oscar for your boardroom

How would a shiny food and drink manufacturing Oscar look in your boardroom? Here’s the opportunity to find out by entering the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs).

2 Sisters goes speed dating for recruits

2 Sisters Food Group has joined other food firms at a speed networking event to help launch this year’s grocery think tank IGD’s Feeding Britain’s Future ‘Skills for work’ month....

Top retailers should exploit food strengths

Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and Morrisons must make more of what they do best with food and drink in their fight back against the discounters Aldi and Lidl, a leading analyst...

Good Week, Bad Week

Premier Foods, fraud and recalls lead week’s headlines

Premier Foods creating 80 jobs with the opening of its new £20M production line, Freeza Meats’s conviction on food fraud offences and food safety recalls dominated last week’s headlines.

Manufacturing is ‘supermarket Armageddon saviour’

Supermarkets with their own food manufacturing facilities have a better chance of price war survival, city analysts have claimed, after the boss of Waitrose warned Britain’s biggest retailers would be...

Food Manufacture Awards: could you win one?

The Food Manufacture Excellence Awards (FMEAs) are open for entries: could your food or drink manufacturing business win an Oscar?

Tomra helps meat products to get sorted

The Nimbus meat sorting machine from Tomra Sorting Solutions is designed for sorting meat, including bacon bits, beef jerky and individually quick frozen products.

Food waste firm fined over cooker death

A Staffordshire food waste recycling and animal rendering firm has been fined £660,000 after a worker died while repairing an industrial cooker.

Meat firm to pay £144k for food fraud offences

A meat processing firm in Northern Ireland has been ordered to pay more than £114,000, after its prosecution for serious food fraud offences.

Ocado’s ‘profitability problem' remains: city analyst

Ocado faces a key profitability problem, despite speculation that the online supermarket and distribution business is poised to agree an international deal, according to leading City analysts Shore Capital.