Meat, poultry & seafood

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

By Rick Pendrous

Cloning is unlikely to form part of Ireland's armoury of technological weaponry as the country seeks to expand its meat and livestock exports over the next decade, says Padraig Brennan, a senior analyst for Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board

Salmon farmer harvests rivals

Salmon farmer harvests rivals

By Anne Bruce

Asda and Tesco salmon supplier Grieg Seafood Hjaltland, this week acquired Skelda Salmon Farms and G Duncan (Salmon) for £2.19m.

Burger factory set for big freeze

Burger factory set for big freeze

By Graham Holter

Northern Ireland meat processor Freeza Meats has unveiled a new £750,000 freezing system at its factory in Newry, County Down.

Ocado ceo Tim Steiner: Increasing numbers of food firms are entering the online grocery arena

Online sales help brands counter own label threat

By Ben Bouckley

Limited supermarket shelf space and own label competition are reasons why food firms are growing online sales, both directly and through third-party sites, says food and grocery analyst IGD.

Findus Group targets selective acquisitions

Findus Group targets selective acquisitions

By Ben Bouckley

The Findus Group says it may well pursue “selective bolt-on acquisitions”, after it emerged that chilled and frozen foods giant’s owner is trying to renegotiate its banking covenants.

Talking Japanese? Surprisingly few UK sushi constituents come from Japan

Nuclear scare fails to dent UK sushi sales

By Ben Bouckley

Despite Food Standards Agency (FSA) screening of food imports from Japan, UK sushi producers speaking to FoodManufacture.co.uk off the record say there has been no consumer backlash against ‘nuclear' sushi.

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