Meat & poultry

Man with muscle

Man with muscle

By Freddie Dawson

Most people would not start a new business in a recession. But Stuart Ferretti, owner and director of The London Fine Meat Company (LFMC) is not most people. In the 12 months since he launched the firm, he has rapidly increased turnover by focusing on...

Pump up meat moisture

Pump up meat moisture

Clean-label ingredient developer and supplier Ulrick & Short has developed a range of cost-saving, functional phosphate replacers. The products are designed to improve the overall texture and moistness of meat and poultry.

Vion is reviewing its organic chicken business

Vion reviews its organic chicken business

By Freddie Dawson

The UK’s second largest poultry supplier is conducting a review of its organic chicken business which could result in it exiting the sector.

Denmark is getting to grips with fat tax legislation

Danish fat tax divides UK opinion

By Mike Stones

News that Denmark is to become the first country in the world to introduce a tax on foods with saturated fat, in a bid to foster healthy eating, has sharply divided British opinion.

M&S' Christmas hampers go on sale online tomorrow

M&S plans a bumper natural, novel Christmas

By Rick Pendrous

Marks & Spencer (M&S) is planning a bumper Christmas with novel food and drink products and ‘natural’ packaging design ideas sourced from around the world.

Hot stuff: the heatwave is boosting sales but challenging food chain logistics

Sunshine puts pressure on food suppliers

By Graham Holter

The freak September heatwave is providing a welcome boost for the food industry but placing impossible demands on some parts of the supply chain, it has been claimed.

Strengthening workers' skills range is the aim of the investment

First minister welcomes Vion’s 250 jobs investment

By Freddie Dawson

Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has welcomed news that Dutch meat processor Vion is to create 250 new jobs at a new training centre at its Hall's plant in Broxburn, West Lothian.

Sustainably Cornish. Ginsters has become the first manufacturer to secure 100% sustainable palm oil in savoury pastries

Sustainable palm oil coup for Ginsters

By Rod Addy

Ginsters has overcome supply issues to become the first manufacturer to secure 100% sustainable palm oil in the category of branded savoury pastries, in co-operation with fats and oils supplier AAK.

Chilled and frozen meals are showing tasty growth

Ready meals demand boosts sales for Laila’s

By Rod Addy

Laila’s Fine Foods is reporting substantial growth in frozen and chilled ready meals as Mintel figures suggest the UK market is experiencing significant growth.

Hilton is Europe's largest red meat packer by turnover

Hilton Food grows despite tough market

By Mike Stones

Specialist meat packing business Hilton Food Group has posted a 10% growth in turnover for the 28 weeks to July 17, despite difficult trading conditions.

Let them eat...anything but animal protein, said the FSA

FSA rejects EC proposals to relax animal protein ban

By Rick Pendrous

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA’s) Board has rejected European Commission (EC) proposals to relax the ban on feeding animal protein to pigs, poultry and fish. The ban was introduced as a food safety control measure following the BSE crisis in cattle.

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