Meat, poultry & seafood

NI beef has everything to gain from the Chinese market, claims LMC

African swine fever creates beef opportunity in China

By James Ridler

The spread of African swine fever (ASF) and a growing number of wealthier consumers have unveiled the “huge potential” of the Chinese market for beef producers in Northern Ireland, according to the Livestock & Meat Commission (LMC).

 Griffiths reinforced the work being done within the Welsh assembly to support the industry

Griffiths urges swift sign-up to Welsh BPS support scheme

By Dan Colombini

Welsh Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs Leslie Griffiths has urged beef producers to move quickly to submit applications for its Basic Payment Support (BPS) Scheme to mitigate the “catastrophic” impacts of Brexit.

Three new Saucy Fish Co frozen fishcakes are launching in Australia

Saucy Fish Co heads down under

By James Ridler

Seafood brand The Saucy Fish Co has expanded its reach into the southern hemisphere with the launch of its frozen fishcake products into Australian supermarket chain Woolworths.

Could Towerbrook win a bidding war for Fox's?

Fox’s sale key to 2 Sisters’ turnaround plans

By Dan Colombini

2 Sisters Food Group’s disposal of the Fox’s Biscuits business will be key to a major turnaround at the firm after it posted an upturn in performance for the fourth quarter of this year, experts have claimed.

The paper will highlight a range of issues to support growth for the sector, amid ongoing concerns over its future

ABP to reveal meat industry ‘white paper’

By Dan Colombini

Meat processor ABP Food Group is undertaking a study on the future and sustainability of the meat industry, which it will launch and submit to the Government in the coming weeks.

The manual handling of raw meat can also create a potential contamination hotspot in the process.

Ilapak launches meat vacuum pack tech

By Dan Colombini

Packaging machinery firm Ilapak has developed the first fully integrated rotary vacuum packer for the protein industry, as firms seek to tackle contamination and labour shortages.

The food industry has responded to the governments consultation on a National Food Strategy

National Food Strategy: industry submissions

By James Ridler

The UK food and drink industry has called for the Government’s National Food Strategy to focus on the length and breadth of the industry and to uphold the high level of standards currently enjoyed in the UK.

Armon has resubmitted plans for a chicken processing plant in Wales

Meat firm resubmits chicken processing plant plans

By James Ridler

Welsh meat processor Armon has resubmitted plans for a chicken processing plant adjacent to its site in Wrexham, two months after it was originally thrown out by the local council.

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