Meat, poultry & seafood

A bitter row has followed Graf Mortgage Corporation's failed bid for Hall's, which has resulted in the loss of 1,700 jobs

Row breaks out over failed bid for Hall’s meat plant

By Mike Stones

Furious exchanges have followed the Graf Mortgage Corporation’s failed bid to buy Vion’s Hall’s of Broxburn meat plant, West Lothian, with both parties accusing each other of providing misleading information.

Forget cod: there are plenty more sustainable fish in the sea, delegates were told

Switch to sustainable fish stocks, food manufacturers told

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers should switch to sustainable fish stocks from endangered ones and help to educate shoppers about making better buying decisons, delegates heard at a fishing industry seminar this week.

On the scrapheap: Sainsbury has decided to ditch the Red Tractor logo

Sainsbury puts Red Tractor logo on scrapheap

By Mike Stones

Retail giant Sainsbury is to put the Red Tractor logo – formerly used  for meat, poultry, dairy and fresh products – on the scrapheap, attributing the decision to what it termed “consumer confusion”.

'A sad day for Scotland': 1,700 jobs will be lost at Hall's with more damage predicted for the local economy

‘Sad day for Scotland’ as 1,700 jobs lost at Hall’s plant

By Mike Stones

“A sad day for Scotland,” was the verdict of the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW), after Vion UK confirmed yesterday (October 16) that it will close its Hall’s of Broxburn meat plant with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

Is the Royal Navy the answer to revolting French fishermen?

Zut alors: 'it’s scallop war'

By Mike Stones

British scallop fishermen, fishing in international waters in the Channel, have pleaded for Royal Naval protection after claiming they were attacked yesterday (October 11) by French fishermen.

KFC halal meat is truly halal, said the Halal Food Authority

Halal boss hits back at KFC accreditation critics

By Gary Scattergood

The president of the Halal Food Authority (HFA) – which works with major manufacturers including Premier Foods and Kerry Foods ­– has mounted a staunch defence of his organisation after it came under fire for accrediting other businesses which critics...

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