Meat, poultry & seafood

Concerns have been raised about social distancing and the lack of PPE in food plants

Coronavirus plans for meat plants and abattoirs

By Rod Addy

Coronavirus is hitting meat plant and abattoir operations as personnel contract the disease, but the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has contingency plans, FSA chief operating officer and COVID-19 incident director Colin Sullivan has claimed.

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that unless retailers reinstate their full range of meat products, there will be an abundance of other cuts leading to falling prices for producers.

2 Sisters CEO Ronald Kers has launched a nationwide recruitment campaign

Coronavirus: 2 Sisters boss urgent appeal

By James Ridler

2 Sisters Food Group chief executive Ronald Kers has launched an urgent appeal for new workers to help the manufacturer meet the unprecedented demand brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

Sykes Seafood's acquisition of Klaas Puul will create a €300m pan European seafood giant

Sykes Seafood acquisition creates £269m business

By James Ridler

Liverpool-based Sykes Seafood has completed the acquisition of processor Klaas Puul from the Dutch Seafood Company, leading to the creation of a €300m (£269m) pan European seafood business.

Cooke: 'We want our staff to understand how what they are doing impacts the whole company'

Me and my team

Protein potential at Essentia

By Tom Cooke

Understanding issues throughout the supply chain is important to animal proteins producer Essentia, as sales director Tom Cooke (pictured far right) explains.

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

2 Sisters ramps up recruitment in response to the coronavirus

2 Sisters launches coronavirus recruitment campaign

By James Ridler

Poultry processing giant 2 Sisters Food Group has launched recruitment campaigns at multiple sites across its business, as it copes with “unprecedented levels of demand for food”.

For every 100g of seafood, consumers are consuming an extra 170g of wild fish, according to Changing Markets Foundation

Fish supply chain faces lack of consumer awareness

By James Ridler

UK shoppers unknowingly consumed 177,000 tonnes of wild fish in 2019 as retailers failed to properly set up supply-chain standards to reduce the impact of farmed fish diets on wild ocean ecosystems.

Pig meat production costs are up

Pork production cost rises in 2018

By Michelle Perrett

The cost of pig meat production in the UK rose by 8% in 2018 to £1.47 per kg, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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