Meat & poultry

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.

Moy Park was fined £866,650 for an accident involving a forklift truck

Moy Park fined for forklift accident

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Moy Park has been fined more than £850,000, after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a forklift truck accident at its Ashbourne site.

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.

Pie Mezzanae is to triple turnover and boost staff thanks to advice given by a local business support hub

Pie-maker to hire staff and triple turnover

By James Ridler

Blackburn-based pie business Pie Mezzanae has unveiled plans to expand the business and hire more staff, as it aims to smash its three-year turnover target.

Fapas has launched new food proficiency tests for E.coli O157 and campylobacter

New Fapas proficiency tests for labs

By Noli Dinkovski

The risks to public health from listeria, E.coli O157 and campylobacter are the focus of a new range of food microbiology proficiency tests from Fapas.

A relaxation of modified atmosphere-packed foods legislation has been urged by the industry

Call for FSA to relax MAP guidance

By Rick Pendrous

Food safety experts have called for a relaxation of guidance governing the controls on vacuum and modified atmosphere-packed (MAP) chilled foods, which has been claimed to place UK manufacturers at a distinct disadvantage compared with overseas competitors.

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.

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