Meat & poultry

Noman Khawaja (right): ‘Often, halal is treated as something to be ashamed of [but] we take the opposite view’

BUSINESS LEADERS

Haloodies reaps rewards for millennial Muslims

By Aidan Fortune

In 2014, a dentist and a scientist joined forces to disrupt the world of halal meat and create new concepts for the ‘millennial Muslim’ – and, so far, it seems their initiative is reaping strong rewards.

Mike Wijnberg was been appointed Tulip Fresh managing director

New boss appointed to Tulip Fresh

By James Ridler

Meat firm Tulip has appointed Mike Wijnberg as managing director of its Fresh Division, responsible for Tulip’s abattoirs and butchery operations across the UK.

Steve Francis has been in charge of Tulip since September 2016

Tulip boss Steve Francis steps down

By Noli Dinkovski

Pork producer Danish Crown has announced that Steve Francis is stepping down from his position as chief executive of UK-based subsidiary Tulip.

The FSA is ‘confident’ a full-time presence in all 2 Sisters sites is no longer needed

2 Sisters emergency measures removed

By Aidan Fortune

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has removed the emergency measures of full-time presence in all 2 Sisters Food Group standalone poultry sites.

The Perth site investment will create 80 additional jobs

ABP to invest £17m in Scottish site

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor ABP has announced an investment of £17m for the planned redevelopment of its Perth processing plant in Scotland.

Moy Park's Mark Singleton and Shane McDonald were instrumental in reaching the six million per week milestone

Moy Park hits six million bird milestone

By Aidan Fortune

Poultry processor Moy Park has announced that it has reached a major production milestone, with the company producing six million birds per week for the first time in its 75 year history.

Tulip is to cut 150 jobs at its Bodmin site

Tulip to axe 150 jobs at Cornwall site

By James Ridler

The loss of 150 jobs at pork processor Tulip’s Bodmin, Cornwall meat processing site has been deemed a ‘body blow’ to the local community by trade union Unite.

Bacon is worth £914m to the UK grocery sector, with value and volume sales both up

BACON FOCUS

Why the rasher renaissance is under way

By Chloe Ryan

Despite health concerns and growing demand for plant-based diets, Britons’ ongoing love of bacon means manufacturers can cash in if they’re willing to innovate.

Bill Jermey explains the importance of apprenticeships

opinion

Time to tackle the skills gap

By Bill Jermey

The skills and training world is changing rapidly, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and new apprenticeship standards. Bill Jermey of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council discusses the opportunity apprenticeships provide.

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