Meat, poultry & seafood

MEP hails ‘constructive’ mackerel war conference

MEP hails ‘constructive’ mackerel war conference

By Ben Bouckley

A Scottish MEP who represented the EU Parliament at a conference in The Faroe Islands to resolve the ongoing ‘Mackerel war’ has hailed talks as "constructive", ahead of further meetings between key stakeholders in the dispute.

CBI: New 40% threshold would thwart Vion strike

CBI: New 40% threshold would thwart Vion strike

By Elaine Watson

Next week’s strike at Vion’s Llangefni chicken processing plant would be illegal if changes to labour laws proposed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) were to make it onto the statute books.

RSPCA is ‘too hasty’

RSPCA is ‘too hasty’

The Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been too hasty in its call for action to address broiler chicken welfare, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC).


Organic Bacon

Soil Association seeks 'indefinite delay' on nitrate ban

By Ben Bouckley

The Soil Association and other industry bodies are seeking to indefinitely delay an EU regulation that would ban the use of nitrates and nitrites in organic cured meats from 2011, and potentially ruin some producers.

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