Meat & poultry

Meatballs’ success snowballs

Meatballs’ success snowballs

Snowbird Foods has launched a new meatball product into the foodservice and ready meals markets. The firm has created five varieties of flavour-filled 12g meatballs for buffets and ready meals, which it has launched under the name ‘Poppers’.

Parker Fine Foods closes Corby factory site

Parker Fine Foods closes Corby factory site

By Ben Bouckley

Corby-based Parker Fine Foods has closed down its frozen meat production site due to a reorganisation of the business, FoodManufacture.co.uk has learnt.

FSA: Cloned meat is safe, hypothetically ...

FSA: Cloned meat is safe, hypothetically ...

By Ben Bouckley

Meat and milk derived from cloned cattle and their offspring is one step closer to being on sale in the UK after scientists agreed that it was “unlikely to present a food safety risk”.

New guide promises consistency on COOL

New guide promises consistency on COOL

By Elaine Watson

New voluntary guidance launched today outlines a clear set of principles designed to encourage a more consistent approach to country of origin labelling (COOL).

DEFRA COOL draft cites new rules on cheese

DEFRA COOL draft cites new rules on cheese

By Elaine Watson

The latest draft of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA’s) new code of practice on country of origin labelling (COOL) advises manufacturers to state the origin of liquid milk used in cheese and butter OR the place these products...

DEFRA to Brussels: Ditch potentially ruinous nitrate ban

DEFRA to Brussels: Ditch potentially ruinous nitrate ban

By Ben Bouckley

DEFRA (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) has told the European Commission (EC) that there are no viable alternatives to using nitrates in organic cured meat and urged it to ditch a proposed ban that it claims could ruin small producers.