Meat, poultry & seafood

Batters: 'If unfair practices are found to pervade this market then they must be dealt with.'

Beef prices reach crisis point

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and NFU Cymru have said that low beef prices are putting pressure on farmers and the situation is reaching crisis point.

Pickstock’s collaboration with farmers has raised the number of carcases hitting specification

Farmers aid Pickstock’s carcase uplift

By Noli Dinkovski

Closer collaboration with farmers has enabled beef processor Pickstock Telford to show a 15-percentage point uplift in prime carcases hitting their specifications over three months to the end of July.

Wincanton's new chief executive, export success for the British Game Alliance and a new listing for the Meatless Farm co all feature in this round-up

Food and drink manufacturing news round-up

By James Ridler

From a senior appointment at one of the UK’s largest chilled supply chain operators to export success for the British Game Alliance, we round-up some of the latest developments in the food and drink manufacturing industry.

Jack Bostock (left) and Tom Kitchen-Dunn will appear on BBC Two’s Dragon’s Den this Sunday (22 September)

Online meat business to appear on Dragons’ Den

By Noli Dinkovski

A West Yorkshire meat business that offers vetted farmers a direct selling route to consumers is to pitch for funds on BBC Two’s Dragons’ Den this Sunday (22 September).

Cutting down on meat production to slash carbon emissions would leave more than half of the UK's arable land unused

PFLA: UK most suited for meat production

By James Ridler

Reducing the manufacture of meat products in the UK would waste two-thirds of the country’s land available for food production, according to certification body the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA).

Chlorine washing is used to disinfect chicken in the US

Academics raise post-Brexit chlorinated chicken fears

By Noli Dinkovski

The Government has been accused of trying to “soften up” the public for lower food standards post-Brexit after one of its chief scientific advisers claimed imports of chlorinated chicken and beef reared with artificial hormones should be decided by “consumer...

Placing higher tariffs on food that doesn't meet UK standards will help deter them from entering the country

Government to use tariffs to maintain food standards

By James Ridler

The UK will have systems in place to prevent food that does not meet high standards from entering the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By James Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

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