Meat, poultry & seafood

Red meat exports have boomed

Red meat exports boosted by Asia

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat exports from the UK rocketed to more than £1.5bn last year, making 2019 one of the strongest years on record, new statistics from HM Revenue & Customs has revealed.

The AHDB has hit back at claims that giving up meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet

AHDB hits back at BBC meat claims

By James Ridler

Claims that reducing meat is the biggest single way to reduce consumers’ impact on the planet have been denounced by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Cranswick said the White Rose Farm acquistion had pushed its pig self sufficiency to over 30%

Cranswick expands pig-rearing business

By James Ridler

Meat firm Cranswick has acquired the Buckle family’s pig farming and rearing operations as it continued its pursuit of self sufficiency in UK pigs.

Tulip is confident for the year ahead, despite posting a £73.9m loss

Tulip remains confident despite £73.9m loss

By James Ridler

Meat processor Tulip reported a loss of £73.9m for the year ended 30 September 2019, as the business starts on its road to recovery for the full year 2020.

Current food safety guidelines advise a ten-day shelf-life for fresh meat in the absence of other controlling factors. Credit: Natissima

Shelf-life guidance prompts meat industry fears

By Rick Pendrous

The proposed extension to the shelf-life of fresh meat is still overly cautious, would hinder the industry's international competitiveness and threaten retailers and processors with prosecution, according to food scientists.

EU could increase meat prices

EU could increase meat prices

By Michelle Perrett

The European Parliament is set to debate a plan to increase the price of meat across the EU to reflect its environmental costs.

Hoads Farm refuted animal welfare allegations

Hoads Farm refutes animal welfare allegations

By Michelle Perrett

Egg supplier Hoads Farm has refuted animal welfare allegations levelled against it by protestors, saying it operates “above and beyond” the high standards laid down by the British egg industry.

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