Meat, poultry & seafood

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

Energy bill savings offered by BMPA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors’ Association (BMPA) has urged any firm involved in the slaughter, cutting, processing or refrigerated storage of red meat to avail of its Climate Change Levy Scheme which offers significant energy bill savings.

Government hails new global tariff regime planned from the start of 2021

Experts respond to Government's proposed tariff scheme

Brexit: UK Global Tariff positive for food industry

By Rod Addy

Brexit trade tariffs will be applied to agricultural imports from 1 January 2021 under Government proposals, potentially protecting domestic producers against cheaper import prices and lower food standards.

Eight Fifty has acquired M&M Walshe for an undisclosed sum

CapVest-owned Eight Fifty acquires pork processor

By James Ridler

CapVest Partners-owned Eight Fifty Food Group, which comprises Karro Food Group and Young’s Seafood, has now announced the acquisition of meat processor M&M Walshe Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By James Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

Sales and demand for meat won't return to stable levels until the coronavirus passes, claimed QMS

Coronavirus ‘compromises’ meat volumes

By James Ridler

The balance and volume of meat cuts will remain compromised until the coronavirus outbreak has passed and the market is back to normal, trade body Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has warned.

The product is available in select Asda stores from 1 May in 100g packs

Asda to stock Frankie's Farm lamb macon

By Rod Addy

Asda is stocking Frankie's Farm Streaky Lamb Macon, a smoked bacon-style lamb product popular in World War II, in select stores from 1 May, with further NPD from the brand to follow.

Freezing beef steak reduces the value of cuts and would hit deadweight prices, LMCNI said

EU scheme to freeze meat will hit prices

By Rod Addy

Meat prices will suffer if premium cuts are frozen to manage the collapse of foodservice demand under EU Private Storage Aid proposals, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMCNI).

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