Meat, fish and savoury ingredients

L-R: Hood; Bleakney and Moorcroft

Moorcroft Foods to set up Northern Ireland factory

By Rod Addy

South African food company Moorcroft Foods, which makes dried meat snacks Biltong and Droewors has announced it is establishing a manufacturing facility in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, creating 11 jobs.

Diana Rodgers claims red meat has been unfairly targeted

Red meat is 'a scapegoat' for health and climate change

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat production is completely misunderstood and is being unfairly targeted as a scapegoat for concerns about health and climate change, a leading dietician, author and film director has claimed.

Euronext maize costs dipped in July

Ingredients for Success

Ingredients for success: grain costs and coating trends

By Rod Addy

European maize prices dip, while wheat costs stay high - plus savoury coating trends, innovation for healthier protein bars and plant-based solutions for hybrid products all feature in our August Ingredients for success.

Buttriss: 'The overall package of nutrients needs to be centre stage'

Nutrition opinion

Nutrition a vital consideration in food system transformation

By Judy Buttriss

Amid concerns about the urgency of tackling climate change and the environmental impact of food systems, the fundamental importance of food as a source of nutrition and a means to good health is sometimes overlooked.

Dimbleby: 'We must now seize the moment to build a better food system for our children and grandchildren'

National Food Strategy Part 2: sugar and salt tax plans

By Rod Addy

The National Food Strategy Part 2 has been published, revealing proposals for a sugar and salt tax on all processed products, except ingredients for home cooking, and on foods sold through foodservice channels.

Leaving the EU has had a profound effect on the exportation of 'just-in-time' short shelf-life food, says CFA director Karin Goodburn

Chilled Food Association and vets battle Brexit red tape

By Rod Addy

The Chilled Food Association (CFA) is supporting vets battling the rising tide of costly red tape needed to allow Great Britain to transport short shelf-life composite foods of animal origin into the EU.

Buttriss: Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals one important consideration

Nutrition opinion

There is more to eating healthily than protein intake

By Judy Buttriss

Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.

Kerry spoke to chefs across Asia about how they create umami and kokumi tastes

Kerry highlights umami and kokumi trends

By Rod Addy

Kerry, the Taste & Nutrition Company has launched a campaign exploring the growing potential of umami and kokumi food flavouring trends, particularly in Asia.

OVs will have to sign EHCs for all consignments of products of animal origin exported to EU from 1 January 2021

'Chronic' vet shortage threatens meat and dairy exports

By Rod Addy

Meat and dairy exports to the EU remain threatened by the lack of vets needed to implement food safety checks and sign export health certificates (EHCs), claims the British Veterinary Association (BVA).

Cooke: 'We want our staff to understand how what they are doing impacts the whole company'

Me and my team

Protein potential at Essentia

By Tom Cooke

Understanding issues throughout the supply chain is important to animal proteins producer Essentia, as sales director Tom Cooke (pictured far right) explains.

In addition to producing renewable fuels from food waste, Pointon and Sons also supplies ingredients for pet food

ABP Advanced Proteins buys John Pointon and Sons

By Rod Addy

ABP’s by-product division Advanced Proteins has acquired John Pointon and Sons’ animal by-products and proteins business in Staffordshire – the UK’s largest single-site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier.

Jackfruit is commonly used in south and south-east Asian cuisines

2020 FOOD TRENDS

Jackfruit, tempeh and seitan to lead plant-based boom

By Noli Dinkovski

The likes of jackfruit, tempeh and seitan are likely to appear much more frequently on supermarket shelves in 2020 as the plant-based boom continues, an ingredients supplier has claimed.

UK beef production is already 2.5 times more efficient than the global average, according to farming unions

AIMS writes to BBC director general, complaining about Christmas trailer

Meat bodies push back against ‘vegan propaganda’

By Rod Addy

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has pushed back at what it describes as the “creeping tide of vegan propaganda promoted in some part of the media”.

Danish Crown reveals Tulip losses

Danish Crown reveals Tulip Limited losses

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Danish Crown has revealed the extent of the losses suffered by its Tulip Limited business in the final year before it was sold to Pilgrim’s Pride.

Committee members claimed more needed to be done by industry to address the decline in beef sales

Beef promotion urged as plant-based products gain ground

By Dan Colombini

Beef producers and the Government have agreed to unite to explore ways to increase awareness of the benefits of red meat amid fears competition from plant-based products is further damaging the already beleaguered industry.

Morrisons has opened up its beef supply chain to accept calves from dairy suppliers

Morrisons to open up beef supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Retailer Morrisons has extended its beef supply chain in the UK to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers to participate in the Arla UK 360 programme.

China and Britain has reached an agreement for the trade of beef in a deal worth £230m over five years

China agrees market access for British beef

By Aidan Fortune

British beef has been given the green light for commercial exports to China, following a series of inspections by Chinese delegates, in a deal worth £230m over five years.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

The Scottish red meat industry is under significant pressure

Scottish beef industry under threat

By Aidan Fortune

Scottish beef producers are fighting back against livestock and price pressures that are placing the industry’s future in jeopardy.

A shortage of vets in the UK has been highlighted in a Migration Advisory Committee report

UK meat vet shortage highlighted

By Aidan Fortune

The troubling lack of veterinary staff in the UK meat industry has been highlighted in a new report by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC).

A tax on meat products has been deemed

Meat tax idea deemed ‘too simplistic’

By Aidan Fortune

A jury in a mock trial debating a meat tax has found that it’s “too blunt a policy tool” to be effective and that all ultra-processed foods should be subject to a levy.

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pig Association (NPA) has deemed the latest increase in the pig price an “insult to the hard work of the industry”.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Armon is looking to enter the poultry sector with the construction of a chicken processing plant

Armon to expand into chicken processing

By Aidan Fortune

Wrexham-based doner meat producer Armon is looking to enter the poultry market with the construction of a chicken processing facility.

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.