Meat & poultry

Neil Court-Johnston

Interim manager still in charge at Holland's Pies

By Elaine Watson

Former Holland’s Pies md Neil Court-Johnston is still out of the business almost three months after being suspended in the wake of allegations that he had talked with third parties regarding a management buyout without the consent of company bosses.

Steve McGrath, FSA

Loophole keeps unsafe slaughterhouses open

By Rick Pendrous

Some slaughter houses and meat cutting plants that are in breach of food safety controls and present potential hygiene hazards are still operating – despite the refusal or withdrawal of approval by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – because of a loophole...

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

UK is missing out on lucrative overseas market for offal

By Rick Pendrous

Britain’s meat processors are missing out on lucrative overseas demand for offal, it has emerged. This is particularly the case with tripe (large stomach lining) – and other so-called ‘fifth quarter’ by-products of carcass ‘deconstruction’.

Retailers launch plan to stem campylobacter in poultry

Retailers launch plan to stem campylobacter in poultry

By Rick Pendrous

Retailers are behind a core part of the Food Standards Agency's (FSA's) latest five-year strategy of targeting the UK's biggest source of foodborne illness. They have come up with a plan to work with their suppliers to substantially reduce...

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.

pig

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.

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