Meat, poultry & seafood

Food manufacturer Faccenda faces legal action over 'sickening smells'

Chicken processor sued over ‘sickening smells’

By Lorraine Mullaney

The Faccenda chicken processor in Brackley, Northamptonshire is facing legal action from about 60 families who claim the smells from the site are so foul it makes them “physically sick”.

Anyone for a £200,000 lab burger?

Lab-grown meat may solve food security crisis

By Laurence Gibbons

Manufacturers should invest in the development of 'cultured meat' as traditional animal husbandry can't meet growing global demand, says Compassion in World Farming.

Poole's is moving into the fruit pie market

Slice of the action

By Gary Scattergood

Poole's Pies of Wigan is determined to make a major splash, reports Gary Scattergood

Winning new business from Sainsbury boosted 2 Sister's sales performance

2 Sisters’ results boosted by Sainsbury deal

By Mike Stones

Winning significant new business with Sainsbury helped 2 Sister’s poultry division increase like-for-like sales by 10.1%, according to the group’s full-year results for the 52 weeks ended July 28 2012.

Top food manufacturing news for October

Top food manufacturing news for October - in pictures

By Laurence Gibbons

A work experience student whose ready meal idea wowed Tesco, food workers allegedly forced to work in slave-like conditions and a food manufacturer forced into administration after losing a key Morrisons contract were just three of the topics in our list...

Sizzling demand but higher costs and currency factors are impacting Devro's financial performance

Devro reports rising demand, costs and adverse currency factors

By Mike Stones

Sausage skin manufacturer Devro reported strong demand for its collagen sausage castings, which were offset by rising costs and adverse currency factors, according to its latest interim management statement covering the period from July 1 to October 22.

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.