Meat, poultry & seafood

Sea change

Sea change

By John Dunn

The pig is usually quoted as the example of the most efficient utilisation of raw material in the food industry every part is used apart from the squeal. Now, it seems, seafood is rapidly heading that way. Somewhere in the world someone is making a living...

Westway expands by 75%

Westway expands by 75%

Westaway Sausages has completed an extension to its production facility at Newton Abbot in Devon, which is expected to enhance food safety, improved hygiene standards while boosting capacity by 75%.

Scientists help food manufacturers meet salt targets

Scientists help food manufacturers meet salt targets

By Mike Stones

Several UK research organisations have answered a call made only three days ago for scientific support to help food manufacturers meet their commitments on salt reduction under the Public Health Responsibility Deal.

All in the net: But what about extra processing costs?

Fish discards ban to land whopping processing costs

By Freddie Dawson

Much higher processing costs will result if trawlermen are forced to land what they catch as part of radical reforms to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), according to the pan-fishing industry body Seafish.

Online for double bubble: The new Weigh-Batcher can double work rates, claims Ishida.

New Ishida Weigh-Batcher claimed to double work rates

By Mike Stones

The new Weigh-Batcher from Ishida doubles work-rates for difficult-to-handle fresh meat and poultry products and cuts costs while maintaining good product-in-tray presentation for retail outlets, claims the manufacturer.

Jamie Oliver moves into the frozen foods aisle...

Young’s lands Jamie Oliver frozen first

By Anne Bruce

A new Jamie Oliver branded sustainable frozen fish range from Young’s Seafood is the first in a series of big new ranges from the supplier.

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

Food manufacturers ride out economic storm

By Ben Bouckley

Despite fears of sovereign downgrades and tumbling share prices, UK food and drink manufacturers increased their output by 0.5% in June 2011, but many are suffering pain from rising input prices.

MVH will make a

Microwave kit to 'revolutionise' food manufacturing

By Mike Stones

Longer shelf-life and improved nutritional qualities and flavours are the benefits claimed for a “revolutionary” new cooking and pasteurisation process from Advanced Microwave Technologies (AMT).

Results find Devro in ‘sizzling form’, says City

Results find Devro in ‘sizzling form’, says City

By Ben Bouckley

Strong growth in global meat consumption and the opportunity to convert manufacturers from natural to collagen casings are two factors underpinning Devro’s strong interim results, said City analysts.

'Wallpaper' sparks botulism food safety fears

'Wallpaper' sparks botulism food safety fears

By Mike Stones

An article published in lifestyle magazine Wallpaper about “cutting edge” food preparation techniques so worried food safety expert, Dr Jo Head that she contacted FoodManufacture.co.uk to share her fears about foodborne botulism.

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

Princes ponders ways to can Fray Bentos

By Ben Bouckley

Princes says it is “actively considering” options regarding the disposal of former Premier Foods canned pies business Fray Bentos.

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

Retailers may spring surprise audits on suppliers

By Freddie Dawson and Ben Bouckley

Version 6 of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety could lead to more unannounced audits being forced on manufacturers, according to a third-party certification body.

What's the big idea?

What's the big idea?

By Rod Addy

As part of the Vion Group, Snowbird Foods is brimming over with new concepts for a host of meat products, from sausages to meatballs. We grill the man behind production

Vion to close Sheffield sausage plant

Vion to close Sheffield sausage plant

By Graham Holter

Vion has confirmed its Sheffield sausage processing plant is to close, with the company's sausage facilities consolidated one site in Broxburn, Scotland.

Hilton Food Group grows turnover

Hilton Food Group grows turnover

By Ben Bouckley

Specialist meat packing business Hilton Food Group has braved challenging marketing conditions to report good turnover growth during the 28 weeks ending July 17 2011.

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

FSA Board rejects meat inspection proposal

By Rick Pendrous

Proposals to examine a move to a privatised system of third-party inspection of primary meat premises were rejected by the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board early last week.

Meat processors call for risk-based approach to inspections

Meat processors call for risk-based approach to inspections

By Rick Pendrous

Primary meat processors are increasing pressure on the Food Standards Agency (FSA) to bring about a change to EU law that would allow a more risk-based approach to checking meat plants using private, accredited third-party inspectors.

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

‘Shocking’ salt claims anger sausage makers

By Graham Holter

Sausage manufacturers have hit back after a report accused them of producing products with dangerously high salt levels, and say that the results are misleading, while 2012 reduction targets risk going too far.

FIR compromise cuts pressure on UK food firms

FIR compromise cuts pressure on UK food firms

By Ben Bouckley

A food law expert says he is surprised by a new compromise on the EU Food Information Regulation that removes the need for food firms to provide front-of-pack nutrient data, but warns that enhanced Country of Origin Labelling (COOL) could still raise...

Stobart warns of BOGOF supply chain strain

Stobart warns of BOGOF supply chain strain

By Ben Bouckley

Transport giant Eddie Stobart has warned that the supermarket demand for two-for-one offers is placing a strain on logistics firms, and increasing the number of miles the company’s fleet runs empty.

FSA recommends graded approach to meat inspection charges

FSA recommends graded approach to meat inspection charges

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board today responded to meat industry lobbying by agreeing to recommend that ministers adopt a “tapered” approach to the introduction of meat inspection charges.

Vion Foods proposes Thorne site closure

Vion Foods proposes Thorne site closure

By Ben Bouckley

Vion Food UK is proposing to close its Thorne poultry processing site near Doncaster after identifying several acute operational difficulties.

Record profits for Cranswick as new coo arrives

Record profits for Cranswick as new coo arrives

By Ben Bouckley

Cranswick announced today that it has appointed former fresh pork md Adam Couch as chief operating officer (coo), as it unveiled record sales and profits for 2010/11.

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