Meat, poultry & seafood

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.

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.

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