Meat, poultry & seafood

Pork prices could soar if high feed costs and new EU welfare rules prompt producers to quit production

Food manufacturers to face pigmeat double whammy

By Laurence Gibbons

Food manufacturers could face steep rises in pig meat prices, as soaring feed costs drive UK pig producers out of business and new EU welfare rules force continental producers to quit.

1,700 jobs are at risk at the Halls plant

Union ‘hopeful but realistic’ about Vion’s Broxburn meat plant

By Mike Stones

The Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers (USDAW) says it is “hopeful but realistic” for the future of Vion’s threatened Hall’s of Broxburn meat plant, after local press reported two firms had expressed interest in acquiring the facility.

Labelling enables informed choices

Country of origin labelling at sticking point

By Rick Pendrous

Country of origin labelling (COOL) of processed meat products and cheese has shown no significant improvement over the past year, according to the findings of a new survey of products bought from the major multiples and independent shops.

Soup and sauce manufacturers' costs are risng as they seek alternatives to DSM

Desinewed meat ban drives up costs for powdered meat

By Rick Pendrous

Manufacturers of soups, sauces and seasonings in the UK could find themselves at a commercial disadvantage to their continental counterparts as a result of the ban on use of desinewed meat (DSM).

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