Meat, poultry & seafood

Vion to close Sheffield sausage plant

Vion to close Sheffield sausage plant

By Graham Holter

Vion has confirmed its Sheffield sausage processing plant is to close, with the company's sausage facilities consolidated one site in Broxburn, Scotland.

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

By Rick Pendrous

Proposals to examine a move to a privatised system of third-party inspection of primary meat premises were rejected by the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board early last week.

Gourmet hub launches

Gourmet hub launches

By Anne Bruce

Startup Cacomo Gourmet has launched a website targeted at gourmet food lovers, as it pioneers the online sale of ready meals and baked goods made from scratch and delivered to your door.

Meat processors call for risk-based approach to inspections

Meat processors call for risk-based approach to inspections

By Rick Pendrous

Primary meat processors are increasing pressure on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to bring about a change to EU law that would allow a more risk-based approach to checking meat plants using private, accredited third-party inspectors.

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

By Graham Holter

Sausage manufacturers have hit back after a report accused them of producing products with dangerously high salt levels, and say that the results are misleading, while 2012 reduction targets risk going too far.

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