Meat & poultry

Meat consumption is predicted to soar by more than 70% in the next 39 years

Meat and dairy consumption to soar, predicts FAO

By Mike Stones

Meat consumption is predicted to rise by nearly 73% and demand for dairy products by 58% in the years up to 2050, according to a new report from the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).

Strictly partly food. TV viewers watching the X factor and Strictly Come Dancing will give party food a boost

Festive food gets X-Factor & Strictly boost

By Mike Stones

The UK’s £100M-plus festive party food boost starts tomorrow (December 10), as TV viewers hold X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing parties, according to retail giant Tesco.

Eggasperating: the government is powerless to prevent egg imports which do not comply with new welfare rules

Premier signs egg pledge as Whitehall ‘chickens out’

By Mike Stones

The UK’s biggest food firm Premier Foods has pledged to source only eggs and egg products which comply with new EU welfare rules, which come into force next month, as the government was accused of ‘chickening out’ on its promise to protect UK producers.

Sealing the deal

Sealing the deal

By Paul Gander

Investing in a packing line because it offers above average hygiene control sounds, on the face of it, like choosing a new car purely on the basis of its fuel-efficiency. In each case, there will probably be other, more pressing priorities. And the assumption...

Widepread disruption: Marmite on the M1 caused chaos among rush hour commuters

Marmite spread on M1 after lorry collision

By Dan Colombini

A driver was taken to hospital and a section of the M1 motorway was closed yesterday after an accident resulted in 20t of Marmite being spilled onto the carriageway.

Eggsasperated by unfair competition, the government is considering banning imported eggs that do not meet new welfare standards

Government threatens EU egg ban

By Graham Holter

The government says it has not ruled out a ban on imported eggs that do not comply with new welfare standards.

Stephen Henderson is the firm's new finance director

2 Sisters appoint two new board members

By Dan Colombini

Meat processing firm 2 Sisters Food is stepping up its growth agenda with the appointment of a new finance director and chair of its audit committee.

Deal in the can: Baxters has acquired Fray Bentos from Princes for an undisclosed sum

Baxters buys Fray Bentos for ‘undisclosed’ sum

By Dan Colombini

Scottish food group Baxters has moved to secure a “strong foothold” in the canned meat market after completing a deal with Princes for the acquisition of the Fray Bentos brand.

Practice drills like this helped to prepare Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service staff for the Broadland Hams blaze

70 fire-fighters fight Broadland Hams blaze

By Mike Stones

A blaze at Broadland Hams’ food factory in Norwich needed 70 fire-fighters and more than 14 fire engines and appliances to bring it under control.

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