Meat, poultry & seafood

Buttriss: Bioavailability of vitamins and minerals one important consideration

Nutrition opinion

There is more to eating healthily than protein intake

By Judy Buttriss

Widely recognised is the importance for health of plenty of plant-derived ingredients – vegetables, fruit, grains, oilseeds and pulses – combined with more moderate amounts of animal-derived foods for the wealth of essential nutrients these provide.

Tensions still remains between the UK and the EU, with the Brexit trade deal offering little in the way of relief for struggling exporters

Deal with EU offers ‘little relief’ to exporters

By Gwen Ridler

British Meat Processors Association trade policy adviser Peter Hardwick claims the UK’s Brexit deal offers little relief for exporters to the EU from the burden of Britain becoming a third country.

Ewing: 'The taskforce must not be a talking shop, it needs to provide urgent solutions.'

Scotland taskforce urged to protect seafood industry

By Gwen Ridler

The Scottish government’s newly established seafood task force needs to take decisive action to save the industry from ‘relentless bureaucracy’ and protect jobs, urged Scotland’s fisheries minister.

UK meat firms could move operations to the EU if export troubles continue

Meat processors trade in EU to bypass Brexit export woes

By Gwen Ridler

UK meat businesses are considering setting up an EU base to bypass export problems, as meat processors continue to struggle to ship product to the continent, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) claims.

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards 2021

Watch the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards live!

By Rod Addy

Watch this space for the virtual screening of the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards, the winners announcement for which will kick off this afternoon at 5pm.

Banham Poultry continues its multi-million pound investment plan

Banham Poultry boosts investment in Attleborough factory

By Gwen Ridler

Banham Poultry has begun a £500,000 overhaul of its odour abatement system at its Attleborough processing plant as part of a multi-million pound programme of improvements at the Norfolk-based production hub.

UK exports of meat and seafood have been dogged by delays; Credit: iStock Fevsiie Ryman

MPs press Eustice on Brexit meat and seafood delays

By Rod Addy

MPs have pressed food and farming minister George Eustice for details on Government aid for meat and seafood firms hit by Brexit-related border delays and launched an urgent inquiry into their impact.

The system will initiate alarms if under- or over-cooked products are detected

Food firms consider automated temperature monitoring probe

By Rod Addy

An automated core temperature measurement system that boosts food safety is being considered by food firms including a major Irish poultry processor following the signing of a worldwide licensing agreement to market it.

Henry Greer is a finalist in this year's Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Apprentice of the Year finalist Henry Greer

By Gwen Ridler

Finnebrogue Artisan apprentice automation engineer Henry Greer offers thoughts on food industry apprenticeships in 2020 and being shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year at the 2021 Food Manufacture Excellence Awards.

Brexit-related red tape is holding up food supplies at borders. Pic: Getty Images

Brexit red tape leads to food waste worries

By Jerome Smail

Concerns over food waste have been raised within the meat and seafood industries following border delays as a result of the new UK customs system.

Seafood and pork exports continue to suffer from delays at the ports

Brexit delays continue, hitting seafood and pork

By Gwen Ridler

The Scottish seafood sector hits ‘rock bottom’ as continued delays at the ports, technology failure and an increase in bureaucracy threaten to make British export undesirable to EU customers.

Confusion over Christmas has left producers unsure about the future of trade with Northern Ireland

Brexit chaos threatens NI trade and Scottish seafood

By Gwen Ridler

Post-Brexit disruption over paperwork and procedure is hitting supplies to Northern Ireland as well as seafood exports, with the Scottish industry saying it faces a perfect storm that could cripple its international trade.

Seafood and plant-based firm Paramount 21 appoints directors

Paramount 21 appoints two directors

By Jerome Smail

Devon-based seafood and plant-based product manufacturer Paramount 21 has announced two appointments to its board of directors.

Pics: Getty Images

Food industry trends

Food industry trends for 2021

By Jerome Smail

Key industry figures predict where the challenges and opportunities will be found in 2021.

Eight Fifty Food Group acquires Carroll’s Cuisine

Eight Fifty scoops up Carroll’s Cuisine

By Jerome Smail

Eight Fifty Food Group has announced the acquisition of Carroll's Cuisine from Carlyle Cardinal Ireland (CCI) for an undisclosed consideration.