Meat, fish and savoury ingredients

Determined to beat the bullies, the FSA could withdraw its inspectors

FSA threatens abattoir bullies

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is threatening to withdraw inspectors from abattoirs and primary cutting plants that fail to deal with a culture of bullying, which is said to be "endemic" across the industry.

The value of pork compared with other proteins has boosted sales at Cranswick

Pork value increase boosts Cranswick growth

By Dan Colombini

The increasing value of pork in the UK has boosted sales at pork specialist Cranswick after the firm posted a strong performance in all categories in its latest financial statement, according to city analysts.

The EFSA has already concluded that the use of lactic acid as a decontaminating treatment in beef production is safe and effective

FSA supports lactic acid plan for poultry & beef

By Rick Pendrous

The use of lactic acid to reduce microbiological surface contamination on poultry carcases and raw beef has been strongly supported by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Board in view of its ability to “significantly” reduce the level of pathogens.

UK imports of Norwegian white fish have grown over the last year

UK fish processors to rely on Norwegian imports

By Freddie Dawson

Demand from UK processors for frozen fish from Norway is expected to grow significantly, fuelled by lower prices and consumers’ preference for frozen product, according to industry experts.

Gordon Ramsay's favourite Chinese restaurant could provide extra bite for The Authentic Food Company's profits

Gordon Ramsay chefs to boost Authentic Food firm

By Tom Chandler

Ethnic food specialist The Authentic Food Company (TAFC) is expecting its Chinese ready-meal range to almost double in value to £20M, after partnering with chefs from Gordon Ramsay’s favourite Chinese restaurant.

Multi-million pound investment has helped to create over 400 jobs in the past two years

Scottish salmon farming creates 400 jobs

By Mike Stones

Multi-million pound investment in the Scottish salmon industry has created more than 400 jobs over the past two years, a leading industry expert will tell a scientific meeting in Dundee this evening (January 24).

The firm posted strong financial results for the first quarter of 2011 and is confident it will turn around the fortunes of Brookes Avana

2 Sisters to restore Brookes Avana within two years

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s chilled food business Brookes Avana, acquired from Premier Foods last year, will be returned to profitability within two years, according to its new owners.

Exports to Turkey have risen due to falling live exports to France

EU beef prices boosted by Turkey exports

By Dan Colombini

An unexpected rise in demand from Turkey contributed to rising beef prices in the EU at the end of last year, according to financial services firm Rabobank.

Gold-plating EU regulations can make the difference between profit and loss

Gold-plating EU laws costs food firms dear

By Mike Stones

The British government’s apparent eagerness to gold-plate EU regulations can make the difference between profit and loss, delegates heard at Food Manufacture’s Business Leaders’ Summit this week.

Frozen food could help to slash food waste, claimed the British Frozen Food Federation

Frozen food could slash food waste

By Mike Stones

Putting more frozen food on UK dinner plates could help slash household food waste, according to the British Frozen Food Federation (BFFF).

sales at Hilton are set to rise in 2012, according to experts

Hilton sales set to rise after strong 2011

By Dan Colombini

Meat packing firm Hilton Food Group will see sales “accelerate” this year after posting full year trading results in line with expectations, according to city analysts.