Meat & poultry

Moy Park Chicken Kiev

Moy Park to expand capacity at Derbyshire site by 25%

By Elaine Watson and Ben Bouckley

A £10m extension to increase production capacity at Moy Park’s Ashbourne poultry processing site by 25% is due for completion this autumn, FoodManufacture.co.uk understands.

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First quarter sales leap 19% at Cranswick

By Elaine Watson

Pork products giant Cranswick has posted a 19% rise in first-quarter sales to £198m driven by "substantial gains" in fresh pork, bacon and sandwiches.

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

Nestlé: COOL extension is impractical and unwelcome

By Elaine Watson

Lobbying to prevent the extension of country of origin labelling (COOL) to all meat and poultry products - even when used as minor ingredients in complex processed foods - has stepped up a gear as major food manufacturers have continued to question its...

EU preservative ban to hit organic meat

EU preservative ban to hit organic meat

By John Dunn

UK producers of organic bacon and cured meat products look set to be hit by a proposed EU ban on the use of sodium nitrite and potassium nitrate in organic foods. These preservatives are essential to traditional UK bacon.

Bird is the word

Bird is the word

Kookaburra has been on a spending spree to spruce up its operation, as Rod Addy finds out

My beef with you

My beef with you

Dunbia’s Sawley plant is the source of meat for many a pie and ready meal, John McAvoy tells Rod Addy

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Europe must keep cool over country of origin labelling

Always read the small print. Good advice and nowhere more so than in food labelling with today’s increasingly savvy consumers demanding to know what’s in their food, where it came from and what it’s going to do to them.

Burger

CASH blasts food industry on salt levels (again)

By Elaine Watson

The food industry has been blasted by lobby group CASH (Consensus Action on Salt & Health) for the fifth time this year, this time for adding dangerously high levels of salt to barbecue foods.

Beef: a more palatable source of omega-3s than fish?

Beef: a more palatable source of omega-3s than fish?

By Elaine Watson

Scientists exploring how to improve the fatty acid profile of beef by manipulating the diets of cattle are confident they can deliver meat containing enough healthy fat to make ‘source of omega-3’ nutrition claims on pack.

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