Meat, poultry & seafood

Cranswick said the White Rose Farm acquistion had pushed its pig self sufficiency to over 30%

Cranswick expands pig-rearing business

By James Ridler

Meat firm Cranswick has acquired the Buckle family’s pig farming and rearing operations as it continued its pursuit of self sufficiency in UK pigs.

Tulip is confident for the year ahead, despite posting a £73.9m loss

Tulip remains confident despite £73.9m loss

By James Ridler

Meat processor Tulip reported a loss of £73.9m for the year ended 30 September 2019, as the business starts on its road to recovery for the full year 2020.

Current food safety guidelines advise a ten-day shelf-life for fresh meat in the absence of other controlling factors. Credit: Natissima

Shelf-life guidance prompts meat industry fears

By Rick Pendrous

The proposed extension to the shelf-life of fresh meat is still overly cautious, would hinder the industry's international competitiveness and threaten retailers and processors with prosecution, according to food scientists.

EU could increase meat prices

EU could increase meat prices

By Michelle Perrett

The European Parliament is set to debate a plan to increase the price of meat across the EU to reflect its environmental costs.

Hoads Farm refuted animal welfare allegations

Hoads Farm refutes animal welfare allegations

By Michelle Perrett

Egg supplier Hoads Farm has refuted animal welfare allegations levelled against it by protestors, saying it operates “above and beyond” the high standards laid down by the British egg industry.

In addition to producing renewable fuels from food waste, Pointon and Sons also supplies ingredients for pet food

ABP Advanced Proteins buys John Pointon and Sons

By Rod Addy

ABP’s by-product division Advanced Proteins has acquired John Pointon and Sons’ animal by-products and proteins business in Staffordshire – the UK’s largest single-site by-product and pet food ingredient supplier.

Are insects the future of protein, or will they coexist with meat?

Home-grown insects: the end of meat?

By James Ridler

Insect farm start-up BeoBia Is hoping to empower consumers to produce their own sustainable sources of protein, but will this home-grown solution see the end of meat production as we know it?

Good Catch is now available in Tesco stores

Vegan tuna hits Tesco store shelves

By James Ridler

A new range of vegan tuna products is set to launch in Tesco stores across the UK as demand for plant-based protein alternatives continues to grow.

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