Meat, poultry & seafood

Policing FSA halal guidelines could open up a £1bn export market for British meat, one expert has claimed

UK ‘missing out on £1bn halal opportunity’

By John Wood

The UK meat industry is missing out on a £1bn export opportunity in the Middle East because it has failed to adopt Food Standards Agency (FSA) guidelines on halal, an expert has warned.

Salty work: food manufacturers are working to cut salt levels in bacon, said the BMPA

Meat processors reject campaign group’s salty bacon claims

By Laurence Gibbons

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has insisted that food manufacturers are working to cut salt levels in meat, after a pressure group claimed over-salty bacon was threatening the nation’s health.

Six parties have expressed interest in acquiring the former Cromer Crab site

£1.35M price tag for Cromer Crab site

By John Wood

Estate agents marketing Young’s Seafood’s former Cromer Crab factory say they have received about half a dozen expressions of interest.

Kloosterboer will take charge of restructuring at Vion.

Vion Food Group appoint Kloosterboer

By Laurence Gibbons

Vion Food Group has announced that Dirk Kloosterboer will be taking over the responsibilities as chief executive and chairman following the departure of Uwe Tillmann at the Dutch owned meat processor.

Meat processors have welcomed the FSA's new plans for official meat controls

Meat processors welcome new FSA strategy

By John Wood

Meat processors have welcomed the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) new plan for official meat controls and how they should be financed.

Unison is urging the FSA to order routine testing for toxoplasmosis

Union urges food safety watchdog action on meat threat

By Laurence Gibbons

Unison, the UK’s largest union, is urging the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to make tests for the parasitic disease toxoplasmosis a routine part of meat inspection regimes, as new figures reveal the disease now affects up to 1,000 Britons a day.

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