Meat, poultry & seafood

NFU Scotland met with the DEFRA minister

NFU Scotland raises funding concerns with Government

By Michelle Perrett

Future funding, the food security crisis and soaring costs were top of the agenda when NFU Scotland met with Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs George Eustice in Westminster this week.

The Innovation Portal is looking for solutions to sustainability

Nomad Foods launches innovation portal to support sustainable diets

By Michelle Perrett

Nomad Foods – the frozen food company which owns brands including Birds Eye, Findus and igloo – has partnered an Open Innovation Portal as it invites partners to share solutions that could be scaled to help shape the future of food and support more sustainable...

Jon Burton talks research and development on the Enriched range

R&D and plant-based fish: John West podcast

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, Jon Burton – marketing director at John West – discussed the research and development process behind the brand’s Enriched line of tuna products and the growth of plant-based alternatives to fish.

Cutting, slicing and dicing equipment traditionally used for meat and dairy is being adapted for plant-based products

Digital feature: long read

Cutting, slicing and dicing trends

By Rod Addy

Last year, compact and energy saving machinery were the watchwords in cutting, slicing and dicing and, while those trends haven’t disappeared, this year there’s a renewed focus on quality and consistency.

An outbreak of listeria has been linked to smoked fish

Ongoing listeria outbreak linked to smoked fish

By Gwen Ridler

An ongoing outbreak of listeria in the UK has been linked to smoked fish, according to an investigation led by the UK Health Security Agency, Food Standards Agency and Food Standards Scotland.

The BMPA, FSS and Neat Burger have announced senior appointments

Food and drink industry senior appointments: Round-up

By Gwen Ridler

The British Meat Processors Association, Food Standards Scotland and Neat Burger have all announced senior appointments, covered in this round-up of people on the move in the food and drink industry.

Dalehead Foods celebrates Excellence Awards win

Dalehead Foods celebrates Excellence Awards win

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Dalehead Foods site manager Zaggy Zachariou discussed how winning Site Team of the Year at the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2022 was welcome recognition not just for his team, but for the industry.

The Australian and New Zealand FTAs risk undercutting UK food producers, members of the industry warned

Free Trade Agreements 'threaten UK food production'

By Gwen Ridler

The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Australia and New Zealand risk significantly undercutting domestic products, endanger food standards and threaten sustainability, according to members of Scottish government and the Welsh meat processing community....

Production has now restarted at the Preston site

Cranswick reopens Preston site after ammonia leak

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has reopened its Preston factory after an ammonia leak led to a number of its staff being taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and a temporary halt to production.

AHDB stresses the growth in plant-based food in January is from a low-base

Meat-free share fails to rise in Veganuary

By Rod Addy

Meat-free foods failed to grow market share throughout Veganuary 2022, compared to January last year, according to Kantar figures cited by levy body AHDB.

Leese: 'A judicial review may yet arise as a result of the Cleveland Case'

Legal Opinion

Have courts seen the last of Cleveland Meat Company?

By Hannah Leese

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) has been involved in a protracted dispute concerning the infamous Carcass 77 slaughtered at Cleveland Meat Company Limited back in 2014.

Ice cream and frozen fish continue to be the biggest players in the frozen food category

Lockdown habits help boost frozen food sales

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of frozen food have been bolstered by new habits developed over lockdown, according to the British Frozen Food Federation’s (BFFF’S) latest report.

A man suspected of labour abuse has been served a five-year slavery order

Gangmaster issued five-year slavery order

By Gwen Ridler

A man suspected of threatening and exploiting vulnerable workers at a south-west England meat processing plant has been served a five-year slavery order.

Lamb was the only roasting cut to post year-on-year growth in the four weeks to 26 December. iStock images credit: Elio Ruscetta

DIGITAL FEATURE: LONG READ

Meat trends: from roasts and snacks to environment

By Alyson Magee

Grocery market buoyancy may be waning alongside the lifting of restrictions, but the meat category is still performing well against the pre-pandemic period.

L-R: Hood; Bleakney and Moorcroft

Moorcroft Foods to set up Northern Ireland factory

By Rod Addy

South African food company Moorcroft Foods, which makes dried meat snacks Biltong and Droewors has announced it is establishing a manufacturing facility in Newtownards, Northern Ireland, creating 11 jobs.

CO2 has several uses in the food industry, including humane poultry culling

Industry response to fresh CO2 supply deal

By Gwen Ridler

A deal struck between CF Industries and members of the carbon dioxide (CO2) industry to keep supplies flowing in the UK has been cautiously welcomed by members of the food and drink industry.

The Supreme Court's dismissal of the CMC vs FSA case does not affect the ability to appeal official vet decisions, claimed AIMS

Supreme Court dismisses Cleveland Meat Company case against FSA

By Gwen Ridler

The Supreme Court’s move to dismiss Cleveland Meat Company’s (CMC’s) case against the Food Standards Agency (FSA) does not quash meat processors’ right to appeal against an Official Veterinarian's decision on the fitness of a carcase for human consumption,...

Oghma Partners said trading for 2022 would be 'more challenging'. iStock credit: Natee Meepian

Amount of food deals rockets in 2021

By Rod Addy

The amount of UK food industry mergers and acquisitions (M&A) soared in 2021 to the highest level in more than ten years, according to financial advisory firm Oghma Partners.

CO2 gas supplies are at risk, but the Government has made assurances animal welfare will be given priority

Meat processors first in line for CO2 supplies

By Gwen Ridler

The Government has assured meat processors they will be among the first in line for CO2 should CF Industries cease UK production, but brewers and drinks manufacturers could be less fortunate.

Ivan Siqueira has been appopinted president on Pilgrim's UK

New president to lead Pilgrim’s UK

By Gwen Ridler

Ivan Siqueira, former head of Brazilian meat group Seara Foods, has been appointed president of pork processor Pilgrim’s UK.

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