Meat & poultry

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.

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

Ireland to expand meat exports but spurns cloning

By Rick Pendrous

Cloning is unlikely to form part of Ireland's armoury of technological weaponry as the country seeks to expand its meat and livestock exports over the next decade, says Padraig Brennan, a senior analyst for Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board

Burger factory set for big freeze

Burger factory set for big freeze

By Graham Holter

Northern Ireland meat processor Freeza Meats has unveiled a new £750,000 freezing system at its factory in Newry, County Down.

Ocado ceo Tim Steiner: Increasing numbers of food firms are entering the online grocery arena

Online sales help brands counter own label threat

By Ben Bouckley

Limited supermarket shelf space and own label competition are reasons why food firms are growing online sales, both directly and through third-party sites, says food and grocery analyst IGD.

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