Meat, fish and savoury ingredients

Retail moves towards cleaner labelling for sausages have been fuelled by growing demand for premium varieties

Negative press about sausages prompts supply chain scrutiny

By Alyson Magee

Provenance and a more handcrafted appearance are driving a growing premium sausage category, but with provenance has come a greater need for transparency throughout the supply chain, according to collagen casings firm Devro.

Environment secretary Michael Gove would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit

Food tariffs if Brexit ends up on WTO terms

By Michelle Perrett

The government would support the imposition of tariffs on imports of food and drink post Brexit to protect UK producers, despite it increasing prices for consumers, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed to MPs last month.

Michael Gove has enlisted the help of food manufacturers to plan a new ‘gold-standard’ for British food and farming

Oxford Farming Conference

Food firms help DEFRA plan new ‘gold-standard’ produce scheme

By Mike Stones

Food manufacturers and farmers are helping government devise a new “gold-standard” scheme that measures food quality, in a bid to boost exports after Brexit, environment secretary Michael Gove revealed at the Oxford Farming Conference yesterday (January...

Food firms have been advised to promote from within their organisations

Promote from within, food and drink firms advised

By Noli Dinkovski

Food and drink manufacturers should focus more on developing their existing workforces rather than sourcing staff externally to combat the skills shortages they face within the industry, an expert in the field has claimed.

Some butchery skills – such as deboning carcasses – are more difficult to automate than others

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Food processors seek efficient and hygienic kit

By Alyson Magee

Processors want equipment that is efficient and hygienic, and a reduction
in manual handling. But they also need sustainability, says Alyson Magee.

The Farmer’s Son has recalled packs of haggis over food poisoning fears

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Haggis recalled over food poisoning fears

By James Ridler

Scottish meat processor The Farmer’s Son has recalled packs of haggis and black pudding, due to concerns over the company’s procedures to prevent food poisoning.

Essentia has acquired four business units as its expands in the UK. FBC Manby Bowdler partner Andrew Wynne with Essentia’s factory manager Paul Setchell

Essentia Protein Solutions reveals expansion plans

By James Ridler

Meat protein firm Essentia Protein Solutions has acquired four business units in the West Midlands as part of its UK expansion, to be stocked with £100,000 of new equipment.