Meat & poultry

Inside Maelor's new chicken processing plant in Wrexham

Maelor Foods opens Wrexham chicken factory

By Rick Pendrous

Maelor Foods’s new £20M poultry processing plant in Wrexham will be officially opened by ministers from the Welsh Assembly and the Mayor of Wrexham next week (November 23).

The alleged food safety breaches at 2 Sister’s West Bromwich plant should serve as a ‘wake-up call’

2 sisters food safety incident should act as ‘wake-up call’

By James Ridler

The alleged food safety incident at 2 Sisters Food Group’s West Bromwich chicken cutting plant was not a “one-off” for the company and should act as a “wake-up call” for food regulators and accreditation services, according to a House of Commons report.

Davison Canners’ joint mds Alan Davison and Graham Davison (centre left and right), with HSBC’s Chris McQuay and Lauren Hughes

Davison Canners creates 50 jobs after £3.1M investment

By Mike Stones

Northern Ireland food manufacturing business Davison Canners has boosted its food lines – including adding a new dessert range – and created 50 new jobs, after securing a £3.1M financial package from HSBC.

2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings has reported a drop in profits in its full-year results

2 Sisters owner’s profits drop in full-year results

By James Ridler

Boparan Holdings, the parent company of 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a £26M drop in operating profit in its full-year results, as it struggles with a “tough trading environment” and rising input costs.

2 Sisters boss Ranjit Boparan disclosed measures to improve food safety at the firm’s West Bromwich plant

2 Sisters boss sought to reassure MPs on factory safety

By Michelle Perrett

The boss of 2 Sisters Food Group Ranjit Boparan has said he would personally visit all retailers to reassure them of the safety of its West Bromwich plant, which was the subject of an undercover press investigation and Commons select committee inquiry.

Three people have been arrested, after an investigation into modern slavery by the GLAA and Kent Police

Gangmasters arrested over modern slavery claims

By James Ridler

Three people were arrested in Kent yesterday (November 2), following an investigation into modern slavery in the poultry industry by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA).

Moy Park’s Ashbourne factory was evacuated after a chemical incident

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Moy Park factory evacuated after chemical incident

By James Ridler

Workers were evacuated from the Moy Park factory in Ashbourne in Derbyshire on Monday (October 30) and two were hospitalised, after a chemical incident at the chicken plant.

Original Recipes’ pâtés and terrines are based on traditional family recipes

Pâté maker wins regional funding for expansion

By Rick Pendrous

Chesterfield-based food specialist Original Recipes, which makes a range of pâtés and terrines, is aiming to treble its production capacity after securing a £25,000 investment from the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (NPIF) to fund its expansion.