Meat, poultry & seafood

Red meat is part of a balanced diet, according to the British Heart Foundation

Harvard red meat cancer study under fire

By Mike Stones

Meat industry experts and health campaigners have both questioned the results of a Harvard Medical School study which claimed to show that eating a diet high in red meat shortened life expectancy.

Eating a diet high in red meat shortens life expectancy, warn researchers at Harvard Medical School

Harvard red meat study highlights cancer risk

By Mike Stones

Diets high in red meat reduce life expectancy through an increased risk of cancer and cardio vascular disease, according to the results of a new study from Harvard Medical School.

Vion has conducted a review of ist business after a key contract loss from Sainsbury's

Vion strikes delayed after Sainsbury’s contract loss

By Dan Colombini

Workers at meat processor Vion have postponed two strike dates in the row over pay and conditions after the firm revealed that it had lost a significant contract with retailer Sainsbury, according to Unite the union.

Morrisons’ new seafood processing business in Grimsby will create 200 jobs and make it only major food retailer to source fish from the quayside and process it for sale across the UK

Morrisons’ new seafood business to create 200 jobs

By Mike Stones

Morrisons’ new seafood processing business in Grimsby will create 200 jobs and make the firm the only major food retailer to source fish from the quayside and process it for sale across the UK, it claims.

Super chick? Researchers hope to breed chickens that are resistant to Campylobacter

Research bid to breed bug-resistant chickens

By Rick Pendrous

Chickens resistant to Campylobacter – a bacteria that is the biggest cause of food poisoning in the UK – could result from a new £1.3M research project.

The Olympic Games organisers have source only British Lion free-range egg products

2012 Olympic Games pledges free-range egg support

By Dan Colombini

The London 2012 Olympic Games has backed the government’s ban on the production of battery eggs in the UK after Lord Sebastian Coe confirmed that all caterers for the event will use only British Lion free-range egg products.

The Schmallenberg virus is thought to pose a minimal risk to humans

Food firms cautious over Schmallenberg virus

By Dan Colombini

Food manufacturers have adopted a cautious approach to the Schmallenberg virus, which causes abnormalities to livestock, despite the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) claim that the scare poses a minimal risk to humans via the food chain.

Falls are the most common cause of industrial injuries

Vion Foods fined £16,000 after worker's fall

By Mike Stones

Multi-national food and ingredients firm Vion Foods was fined £16,000 after a worker was blown from the top of a shipping container while moving corrugated metal sheets.

Pump up the animal food value

Pump up the animal food value

Designed for the fish processing industry, Landia pumps with extra cutting blades are helping Greenock-based pet food producer Rossyew convert Scottish Salmon by-products into speciality oil and protein ingredients for pig, poultry, pet and aqua feeds.

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