Meat & poultry

Pig slaughtering has been affected due to the CO2 shortage

QMS relaxes restrictions due to CO2 shortage

By Aidan Fortune

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) has decided to grant a temporary derogation to allow some pigs which would have been processed at Brechin to be processed at a plant south of the border and remain eligible for the Specially Selected Pork brand.

Karro Foods has acquired TS Bloor & Sons

Karro acquires cooked meat specialist

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Karro Food Group has grown its added-value pork production with the acquisition of Leicestershire-based TS Bloor & Sons.

UK export growth fell in the first quarter of 2018

UK export growth wanes as pound strengthens

By James Ridler

Spain’s food export trade could give the UK a run for its money, as a business consultancy report reveals the UK’s overall international sales growth is flagging, while Spain’s growth has overtaken it.

The BVA has warned that vet shortages could lead to food fraud incidents

Vet shortage could lead to food fraud: BVA

By Aidan Fortune

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has criticised Michael Gove for his statements regarding non-British vets, and warned that personnel shortages in the industry could lead to more incidents of food fraud.

ABP's new burger and sausage range feature Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman themed packaging

ABP launches new superhero meat range

By Aidan Fortune

ABP has entered into a new licensing agreement with Warner Brothers Consumer Products to launch a new range of DC superhero fresh and frozen sausages and frozen burgers.

Ukraine officials visited AHDB to learn about meat hygiene

Ukrainian officials visit AHDB

By Aidan Fortune

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) welcomed food safety specialists from the Ukraine to its headquarters in Warwickshire.

Scotbeef is hoping for a positive decision on its Inverurie site planning application

Councillors urged to approve £20m Scotbeef abattoir

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFU Scotland) has written to Aberdeenshire councillors, asking them to back planning proposals for a Scotbeef development at Thainstone, Inverurie.

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