Meat, poultry & seafood

The CO2 shortage threatens to hamper supplies of the gas for poultry stunning pre-slaughter

NEWS ANALYSIS

CO2 shortage problems not over yet - what now?

By Rod Addy

The shortage of food-grade CO2 has not been fully solved, despite the Government claiming a coup in terms of brokering a deal to restart its production. We explore the problems that remain and the future implications for the food industry.

Boparan: 'Christmas will be cancelled'

CO2 CRISIS: LATEST FROM INDUSTRY

2 Sisters owner on CO2 shortage: food industry 'at breaking point'

By Rod Addy and Michelle Perrett

Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of 2 Sisters Food Group and Bernard Matthews has warned the UK faces another cancelled Christmas, with the imminent CO2 shortage 'a massive body blow' threatening food supplies already challenged by labour shortages.

Dalehead Foods are to create 25 new roles across its Corsham operations

Dalehead Foods to create 25 new jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Pork and lamb processor Dalehead Foods has announced it is recruiting for 25 skilled and unskilled roles at its Corsham site.

Investment in green meat initiatives could circumvent the need for alternative proteins as a replacement, claimed the BMPA

Alternative proteins not the answer to meat climate change issues

By Gwen Ridler

UK Government should invest more time and money into proven ways to help reduce meat’s carbon footprint than focus on alternative proteins as a solution to climate change issues, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA)

TMI is to add 'clean' smoked bacon to its repertoire through its partnership with Besmoke

TMI Foods reveals smoked bacon project

By Gwen Ridler

Fully cooked crispy and back bacon supplier TMI Foods has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Besmoke to deliver clean and natural smoked products into its portfolio.

Heck founder Andrew Keeble urged the Government to take action against nationwide staff shortages

Heck boss warns of Christmas food shortages

By Gwen Ridler

The UK will be hit with a raft of food shortages over the Christmas holiday period if the Government doesn’t step up and address the continued staff shortages across the food and drink supply chain, according to Heck founder and managing director Andrew...

Brodie: 'The current issues require immediate short term solutions'

Food Manufacture webinar

'Worst skills crisis in our lifetime' - Avara Foods's Brodie

By Rod Addy

The food industry faces 'the worst skills crisis in our lifetime', according to Andrew Brodie, Avara Foods people and communications director, one of the participants in Food Manufacture's 9 September webinar tackling the issue.

Rethinking UK game at Holme Farmed Venison

Rethinking UK game at Holme Farmed Venison

By Gwen Ridler

In this exclusive interview, Holme Farmed Venison (HFV) managing director Nigel Sampson discussed how his business eschewed the traditional methods of processing game meat in an effort to appeal to an audience more interested in locally sourced, fresh...

The CoC sustainable soybean standard has been spearheaded by Moy Park's leading NI feed mill

Moy Park becomes UK sustainable soybean trailblazer

By Rod Addy

Poultry giant Moy Park has become the first UK food business to receive the globally-recognised Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard from the Round Table on Sustainable Soya Association (RTRS).

The integrated systems are designed to cut the time and labour needed to deliver smokehouse-style products

Meat smoking tech from GEA offers smokehouse-style taste

By Rod Addy

Food processing equipment supplier GEA has developed a continuous production method for smoking meat and meat replacement products designed to recreate the flavours and aromas associated with traditional smokehouses.

NWFE's brands include Wild West and Cruga

Valeo agrees to acquire meat snacks group NWFE

By Rod Addy

Valeo Foods Group - owner of Rowse Honey, Kettle crisps and Jacob's biscuits - has agreed to acquire meat snacks producer New World Foods Europe (NWFE) from Australia-based entrepreneur Tony Quinn.

Demand for kebabs tipped lamb sales over 12 months into growth in foodservice channels. Credit: iStock Duncan Cuthbertson

AHDB meat and dairy market snapshot

Kebab and takeaway surge helps boost lamb sales, says AHDB

By Rod Addy

Domestic lamb sales gained a welcome boost in the past year as the COVID-19 lockdown drove up demand for takeaway fare such as kebabs, according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Buttriss: 'We need to change the way we produce and consume food'

Nutrition Opinion

National Food Strategy Part 2: positive but chances missed

By Judy Buttriss

Part 2 of Henry Dimbleby’s recommendations to Government for a National Food Strategy, published on 15 July are ambitious and positioned to address the major challenges facing the food system: climate change, biodiversity loss, land use, diet-related...

Trade with Australia could create a number of hurdles for UK food producers, according to Mielken

Opinion

UK-Oz trade deal: a ripper opportunity for food firms?

By Arne Mielken

UK food manufacturers that trade with the EU should think twice before importing duty-free food such as meat products from Australia, argues customs expert Arne Mielken of Customs Manager.

Roebuck: 'The flow of labour into the country is not there at the moment'

Foodman Talks

FoodMan Talks: Dunbia's Isla Roebuck on meat sector hurdles

By Rod Addy

Having relinquished the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) presidency after an intense four-years, Dunbia's business public relations director (UK) Isla Roebuck tackles Brexit, the skills shortage and Dunbia's joint venture with Dawn...

The EU is to push back its ban on UK chilled meat entering Northern Ireland

EU to push back chilled meat ban

By Gwen Ridler

UK meat firms will be allowed to continue supply retailers in Northern Ireland with chilled processed meat products, as the EU moves to postpone the ban due to kick in this month.