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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

Left to right: Kim Kettle of Long Clawson Dairy chats with Bethan Grylls of Food Manufacture


Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode four

By Bethan Grylls

Episode four finds Bethan Grylls in Leicester where she hears from cooperative-run cheese manufacturer, Long Clawson Dairy and one of its affiliated farmers, Paul Eggleston, on the link between sustainability and food security.

Left to right: Bethan Grylls chats to Mike Wijnberg of Pilgrim's about how the manufacturer reinforces supply chain resilience and sustainability


Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode three

By Bethan Grylls

In this third instalment of Food Manufacture's investigation into UK food security, sponsored by RSSL, Bethan Grylls meets with Mike Wijnberg, Group Technical Director for Pilgrim's Pride Ltd., to get the food manufacture's perspective.

2 Sisters Scunthorpe site director Gurpa Singh discusses his time in the role and the changes he's helped bring about

Me and My Team

Breaking the stigma of chicken production at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe

By Gurpa Singh

From finance director to head of one of the largest poultry processing sites in the UK, Gurpa Singh speaks about his time at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe, the impact of COVID and Brexit and the turnaround of the business he helped bring about.

Dunbia has acquired lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum


Dunbia acquires Cornish lamb abattoir

By Gwen Ridler

Dunbia has expanded its presence in the West Country with the acquisition of lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum.

Meat firms have been called on to contribute to Meat Business Women's gender report


Meat industry called on to contribute to gender report

By Gwen Ridler

Meat businesses have been urged to contribute to Meat Business Women’s gender equality report as part of international research to track how many women are working in the global meat sector.

We look at the latest innovations in cutting and slicing technology

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Cutting and slicing: Integration, innovation and robotics

By Gwen Ridler

Integrated lines, ultrasonics and robotics are just some of the latest innovations in slicing and cutting technology to debut from food and drink machinery providers. Here, we look at the latest trends across this sector of the industry and what new advancements...

Imports of lamb significantly increased in 2022, especially frozen product


Sheep meat imports saw substantial rise in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

The total import of fresh and frozen sheep meat into the UK saw a substantial rise of 17% to 64,800 tonnes in 2022, according to the latest Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Market Bulletin report.

Pilgrim's UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin production plant


Pilgrim’s UK invests £1.8m in Bodmin site

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Pilgrim’s UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin site as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its operational capacity and strengthen the sustainability of the business.

Kepak is offering 200 free training courses, in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink


Kepak offers 200 funded training courses

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Kepak is to offer free training places in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD), with 200 places available to individuals interested in a career in the sector.

Food Manufacture explores the meat trends to look out for in 2023


Traditional and cultured meat: The trends to look out for in 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the world emerges into 2023 following a year of perma-crisis, Food Manufacture explores what the coming 12 months have in store for the meat industry and what role cultivated animal proteins have supporting the industry and the growth of plant-based...

Iceland Seafood signs Letter of Intent to sell UK business

Iceland Seafood confirms UK exit

By Gwen Ridler

Iceland Seafood has signed a new letter of intent (LOI) with a ‘respected industry player’ to sell a majority share of its UK business.

Read our long awaited 2023 report on key food and drink trends


Key trends for 2023’s food and drink industries

By Michelle Perrett

With the last several years including a series of unprecedented events and challenges, Food Manufacture seeks the expertise of several food and drink leaders to find out what’s on the cards for 2023.

Pcitured: Alaa Selim, lead author of  'A Synthetic Biosensor for Detecting Putrescine in Beef Samples'

Paper-based biosensors detect rotten meat

By Gwen Ridler

Researchers at the Shih Microfluidics Lab have developed a disposable, paper-based synthetic biosensor that can quickly detect rotten meat.

An illegal meat firm has been fined £150k for hygiene offences

Illegal meat trader fined £150k for hygiene offences

By Gwen Ridler

A Wiltshire-based meat trader has been fined more than £150k and given a custodial sentence after pleading guilty for placing unfit meat on the market and other associated hygiene offences.

The industry is facing an “existential threat

2 Sisters boss: “the worse is yet to come”

The poultry sector needs “more permanent fixes” to address the mountain of issues it is facing, the boss of 2 Sisters Food Group has told the Food Manufacture sister title The Grocer.

The public image of meat continuies to improve as consumers seek cheaper alternatives and buy in to its potential health credentials

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Renewing the public's taste for meat

By Alyson Magee

Meat and poultry processors have faced another challenging year, with rising input costs, inflation and Brexit putting pressure on margins, consumer spend and exports. Yet positives are also emerging with growing recognition the market for meat alternatives...

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