Meat, poultry & seafood

Cwmfarm Charcuterie's husband and wife team Ruth and Andrew Davies aim to hire more staff to cope with increased demand

Cwmfarm Charcuterie clinches export deals

By Rod Addy

Welsh charcuterie supplier Cwmfarm Charcuterie is moving to a bigger 185m2 factory this October to meet increased demand, after signing trade deals with supermarkets in Canada, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will drop significantly in a no-deal Brexit, claims HCC

UK meat exports to plummet in no-deal Brexit

By James Ridler

Exports of beef and sheepmeat to the EU will plummet and prices will drop in the event of a no-deal Brexit, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) – Meat Promotion Wales has warned.

Plant-based meat, such as the Vegetarian Butcher’s Mc2 Burger (pictured), is a key trend for manufacturers

Ingredients producer identifies key food trends

By James Ridler

Alternative proteins and sustainability are the key trends that food and drink manufacturers should be keeping their eyes on, according to ingredients and flavourings producer Griffith Foods.

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

Food and drink product launches

Diverse snacks launched in latest NPD round

By James Ridler

Fruit crisps, chocolate-covered pretzels and healthy snack launches all feature in this month’s photo gallery of new product developments by food and drink manufacturers.

The planned closure of Foyle's Cookstown site has put 82 jobs at risk

Meat plant closure puts 82 jobs at risk

By James Ridler

More than 80 jobs are at risk at a meat processing facility in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, after the owner announced plans to close the site next month.

Can bacon cling to its crown, despite its mixed fortunes in the UK?

Pork & Bacon feature

Can bacon bite back?

By Alyson Magee

While clinging on to its status as the most consumed animal protein globally, the pork sector has experienced mixed fortunes in the UK. But with innovation rife, and processors investing in efficiencies to improve margins, the future looks optimistic.

Kers: 'Our strategy is gaining momentum'

Food giant reaps rewards from turnaround strategy

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is benefiting from parent company Boparan Holdings’ turnaround plan, as it reports its first like-for-like quarterly pre-tax profit for two-and-a-half years.

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