Meat, poultry & seafood

Committee members claimed more needed to be done by industry to address the decline in beef sales

Beef promotion urged as plant-based products gain ground

By Dan Colombini

Beef producers and the Government have agreed to unite to explore ways to increase awareness of the benefits of red meat amid fears competition from plant-based products is further damaging the already beleaguered industry.

Scotch beef has arrived on Japanese shores for the first time in more than 20 years

Scotch beef back in Japan after 20 years

By James Ridler

The first order of Scotch beef PGI (protected geographical indication) by Japan has arrived in the country, more than 20 years after it was banned.

The AHDB has launched a new pork module under its Meat Education Programme

Pork training scheme launched by AHDB

By James Ridler

A new free education service to improve pork handling skills has been launched by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Under the terms of the deal, Danish Crown will continue to supply Danish pork to Tulip Ltd under a long-term supply agreement

Pilgrim’s Pride completes Tulip acquisition

By Rod Addy

Tulip Ltd will operate as a business unit within the Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation, the company announced as it confirmed its acquisition of the UK meat processor from Danish Crown.

The Government's temporary tariff schedule has been described as 'dangerous' by the food and drink industry

Food industry critical of ‘dangerous’ tariff regime

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink manufacturing industry have voiced their concerns over the dangers posed by the UK Government’s tariff schedule that would apply in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

3D printing could be used to make plant-based meat easier to produce and contain healthier ingredients

3D printing to boost plant-based meat production

By James Ridler

Producers of plant-based ‘meat’ are increasingly turning to 3D printing firms to help speed up the manufacturing process and create products that more closely resemble real meat.

Sustainable manufacturing methods have helped boos the sales of chicken in the UK

Poultry firms welcome UK industry growth stats

By Dan Colombini

Poultry producers have welcomed the news that the share of consumers in the UK visiting chicken outlets and restaurants has shot up from 40% in the last year.

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.

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