Meat, poultry & seafood

(Left to right) Nigel Upson, Claire Wright and Ben Lee

Poultry processor appoints managing director

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based Soanes Poultry has promoted general manager Nigel Upson to the role of managing director, as part of a restructure of its board of directors.

Overfishing wild sealife to feed farms is threatening food security, claimed experts

Overfishing threatens food security

By Helen Gilbert

Food security is being threatened due to billions of tonnes of small fish being taken from the wild every year to feed farmed fish, a damning new report has revealed.

Red and processed meats have been linked with bowel cancer in a new report

Meat and bowel cancer link raised by research

By Aidan Fortune

New research has found that people who eat red and processed meat within Department of Health and Social Care guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Unite members at Moy Park are to be balloted on strike action over pay

Moy Park workers to hold strike ballot

By James Ridler

Unite is to hold a strike ballot for its members working for poultry processor Moy Park, after disagreements over ‘unreasonable management demands’ in ongoing pay negotiations.

A no-deal Brexit could cost the UK meat industry £11m to keep migrant workers in the country

£11m migrant bill warning for meat trade

By James Ridler

Shouldering the price of keeping EU migrant workers in the UK after a no-deal Brexit would cost the UK meat industry more than £11m, the British Meat and Poultry Association (BMPA) has claimed.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Blakemore: 'We have to be more thoughtful in putting protein in front of consumers'

Compass boss: non-meat choices vital for future

By Rod Addy

Compass will increase non-meat options to enable its customers to offer more consumer choice, as trends such as veganism won’t recede, according to the foodservice supplier's chief executive Dominic Blakemore.

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