Meat, poultry & seafood

If NZ lamb exports to China were banned, exports to the UK would increase by 29,000 tonnes, according to AHDB

New Zealand trade deal to hit UK meat producers

By Rod Addy

UK meat producers will be 'negatively impacted' by its trade deal with New Zealand (NZ), particularly if the country's trade with China is disrupted, according to levy board AHDB.

Avara Foods committed an initial £4.7m to getting its Wednesbury facility operational

Digital feature: long read

Me & My Team: Avara Foods Wednesbury

By Phil Davidson

Avara Foods's Wednesbury factory illustrates the company’s parallel priorities of investing in people and transformative technology, both of which are essential in the middle of the skills crisis, operations director Phil Davidson explains.

The BVA has regularly highlighted the dearth of vets

Brexit export certificates cost over £26m this year

By Rod Addy

Export health certification cost over £26m from January to June this year, claims the food industry's sanitary & phytosanitary (SPS) certification working group, which wants food business operators to support e-certification trials.

Smith: 'It would be economically foolish, morally wrong and globally irresponsible to drive UK customers to buy less sustainable alternatives'

Future trade deal must not undermine Welsh meat: HCC

By Gwen Ridler

UK trade negotiators risk scoring ‘a disastrous own goal’ against the Welsh meat industry if the next round of international trade deal drive UK customers to buy less sustainable alternatives to Welsh meat, warned Meat Promotion Wales (Hybu Cig Cymru,...

AIMs won its challenge against the FSA, but is not seeking a remedy for 'illegal fees' gathered by the standards body

AIMS members seek reparations from ‘Illegal charges’

By Gwen Ridler

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is seeking reparations for ‘illegal charges’ levied against its members by the Food Standards Agency (FSA), after successfully challenging the body on the lack of transparency on the calculation of...

The FSA has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses

Consultation into the collection of Qurbani meat

By Gwen Ridler

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has launched a consultation into whether changes should be introduced to the chilling requirements of Qurbani meat and offal supplied from slaughterhouses in England and Wales during the period of Eid al-Adha.

Eduardo Noronha talks alternative proteins in this exclusive podcast

JBS delves deeper into the world of alternative proteins

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive podcast interview, JBS global head of innovation and operational excellence Eduardo Noronha discusses the meat processing giant’s plans for alternative proteins across plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat.

David Moore is its first group head of ESG.

Compleat Food Group appoints first group head of ESG

By Michelle Perrett

The Compleat Food Group (TCFG) is making a major investment in its ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance factors) capabilities with the appointment of David Moore as its first group head of ESG.

Comparing foodservice and retail sales of sausages and burgers gives a mixed picture

Digital feature: long read

Sausages, Casings, Burgers & Food Forming

By Rod Addy

Retail sales of sausages and burgers are flagging in comparison with last year's spike when consumption habits were ruled by lockdowns, but foodservice has rebounded significantly, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

Entries for World Steak Challenge 2022 now open

By Gwen Ridler

Entries are now open for the World Steak Challenge 2022, the ‘world’s first’ event to give steak producers and suppliers a platform to showcase their products quality, breed credentials and processing standards on the international stage.

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.

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