Meat & poultry

The Government is planning ‘realistic but ambitious goals’ to achieve further salt reduction

‘Mixed progress’ on salt reduction targets: PHE

By Noli Dinkovski

The food industry has achieved “mixed progress” in meeting the latest Government salt reduction targets, according to Public Health England’s (PHE’s) first assessment since the introduction of voluntary targets in 2006.

BDCI festival chairman Chris Aldersley (left) with former England rugby captain Matt Dawson

Meat industry celebrated at BDCI dinner

By James Ridler

The meat industry descended on London in full force at this year’s Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) annual dinner.

The deal has secured a 9.3% pay increase for production staff at the two plants, Unite has claimed

2 Sisters to boost poultry processing jobs, pay

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group aims to recruit 250 additional staff and increase pay by 9.3% by April next year at its West Bromwich site D and Wolverhampton site E poultry factories, trade union Unite claims.

Meat processors are investing in equipment, despite economic uncertainty


Can processors meet the craving for convenience?

By Chloe Ryan

Despite the Brexit uncertainty, meat and poultry processors are continuing to invest heavily in plants and equipment. Yet, consumer demand is constantly evolving, with pre-cooked and easy to cook formats increasingly popular. So how are manufacturers...

2 Sisters owner Boparan Holdings reported a slump in profits for the first quarter of the 2018/19 financial year

2 Sisters owner’s profits slump

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group owner Boparan Holdings has reported a 75% drop in profits for the first quarter of the 2018/19 financial year, as it warned its “turnaround” of the business was not expected to bear fruit until the third quarter of the year.

Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its produce due to approval issues


Premium Halal Meat & Poultry issues recall

By Aidan Fortune

Birmingham-based Premium Halal Meat & Poultry has recalled some of its Direct Poultry Products because they have been produced without approval.

We round up the news in the food and drink industry. Picture from Flickr user Jon S, supplied under a Creative Commons 2.0 license

Food and drink bulletin round-up

By James Ridler

From the National Pig Association’s objection to method of production labelling to award winning student entrepreneurs, we round up the latest news in the food and drink industry.

UK food and drink exports have risen over the past year

Whisky remains top UK export

By Aidan Fortune

Whisky and chocolate continue to top the UK’s food and drink export lists, new research has found.

AHDB has finalised the sale of meat classification division MLCSL

AHDB completes sale of MLCSL

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has completed the sale of its carcase classification arm Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL).

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