Meat, fish and savoury ingredients

Consumers are favouring a less is more approach, cutting back on the amount of meat on their plate

In-depth: meat trends

Meat industry under fire

By Aidan Fortune

The meat sector is under threat from a number of quarters – but there is hope. Premiumisation, better standards and more efficient processing operations are all expected to fuel market growth.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

Crisp Sensation has launched ZeroFry which allows the production of crumb-coated snacks without deep-frying

Crisp Sensation launches new coating system

By Aidan Fortune

Food coatings business Crisp Sensation has unveiled a new coating system that enables manufacturers to produce crispy, crumb-coated snacks without the need for pre- or deep-frying.

Concerns have been expressed over the destination of animals slaughtered without stunning that have been deemed unfit for religious consumption

Fears over destination of non-stunned animals

By Aidan Fortune

Animal welfare groups have expressed concern over the potential of meat from non-stunned animals being sold to consumers unaware of how it was slaughtered.

T Soanes & Son has been on an investment and expansion drive over the past year

Soanes continues expansion drive

By Aidan Fortune

Yorkshire poultry supplier T Soanes & Son has announced further expansion to its business as part of its growth plans.

HRH The Countess of Wessex pictured (centre) at the Smithfield Forum, House of Lords on 29 January, alongside representatives of the British beef and lamb industry

New red meat forum created to promote sector

By Aidan Fortune

A new group has been created in an attempt to have a “single independent industry voice” to address key issues affecting the UK’s red meat sector.

The British Free Range Egg Producers Association wants to restore balance to contracts

Egg contracts under scrutiny

By Aidan Fortune

A “gross imbalance” in contracts between egg producers and packers has led to reform calls by the industry trade body.