Meat, poultry & seafood

Meat cutting firm Bowland Foods Ltd  has had its fine for public health failures increased

Meat firm fine increased by £25k

By James Ridler

A meat firm convicted of public health failures has had its fine raised by £25,000, following a failed appeal against its sentence.

Left to right: Business Improvement Techniques apprentice Bavin Gamnadasa and head of people Lauri Duncan

Apprenticeships

Meet the apprentice: Charlie Bigham’s

By James Ridler

Ready meal company Charlie Bigham’s head of people Lauri Duncan says a strong apprenticeship programme is key to attracting ‘brilliant, talented people’, who are at the heart of what it does. Planner Bavin Gamnadasa outlines his own development with the...

Scottish seafood exports grew to 2,630 tonnes last year

Scottish seafood exports to Japan up 340%

By James Ridler

Scottish seafood exports to Japan more than quadrupled last year, as a contingent of seafood companies head east to bolster the export trend.

Young's sale of Pinneys in Scotland cost the manufacturer more than £11m

Pinneys closure costs Young’s £11m

By James Ridler

The closure of the Pinneys site in Annan, Scotland, owned by Young’s Seafood, cost the fish processor more than £11m, as it reported an operating loss in its financial results for the year ended 30 September 2018.

Stevenson: ‘The solution to climate change must not be seen as a one size fits all’

Red meat industry not climate change scapegoat

By James Ridler

The red meat industry should not be used as a scapegoat in discussions surrounding climate change, according to the head of the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC).

African swine fever poses no threat to human health but is fatal for pigs

Pig body warns of African swine fever ‘catastrophe’

By Noli Dinkovski

More resources should be allocated to surveillance at ports and airports to help keep illegally imported meat and African swine fever (ASF) out of the UK and prevent a “potentially massive catastrophe” for the pig industry, the National Pig Association...

QR code scanning technology is being increasingly adopted by the drink industry

QR code label growth led by drinks firms

By Ellie Woollven

Seafood and drinks firms are leading a food manufacturing trend in QR code labels, a report from Future Market Insights (FMI) has found.

GEA’s new slicers can be used in both the meat and dairy industries

New slicing technology launched by GEA

By Ellie Woollven

German equipment supplier GEA has launched two new slicers designed to improve the quality and yield of meat and poultry products.

Morrisons has opened up its beef supply chain to accept calves from dairy suppliers

Morrisons to open up beef supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Retailer Morrisons has extended its beef supply chain in the UK to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers to participate in the Arla UK 360 programme.

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