Meat & poultry

Consumers are favouring a less is more approach, cutting back on the amount of meat on their plate

In-depth: meat trends

Meat industry under fire

By Aidan Fortune

The meat sector is under threat from a number of quarters – but there is hope. Premiumisation, better standards and more efficient processing operations are all expected to fuel market growth.

Cranswick was ranked Tier 1 in this year's Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare

Cranswick tops animal welfare list

By James Ridler

Meat processor Cranswick has topped the charts for animal welfare for the third consecutive year in the global Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW), while confectionery and snacks giant Mars lags behind.

Rising talent in the meat industry was celebrated at the Institute of Meat/Worshipful Company of Butchers prize-giving ceremony

Meat industry celebrated at prize-giving ceremony

By Aidan Fortune

The Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) have recognised the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers at their annual prize-giving event.

Food Standards Scotland has issued a Public Information Statement on the dangers of STEC in food

FSS issues STEC food safety advice

By Aidan Fortune

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has issued a Public Information Statement to make clear its position regarding the presence of a group of harmful E.coli bacteria called STEC in food.

Crisp Sensation has launched ZeroFry which allows the production of crumb-coated snacks without deep-frying

Crisp Sensation launches new coating system

By Aidan Fortune

Food coatings business Crisp Sensation has unveiled a new coating system that enables manufacturers to produce crispy, crumb-coated snacks without the need for pre- or deep-frying.

Concerns have been expressed over the destination of animals slaughtered without stunning that have been deemed unfit for religious consumption

Fears over destination of non-stunned animals

By Aidan Fortune

Animal welfare groups have expressed concern over the potential of meat from non-stunned animals being sold to consumers unaware of how it was slaughtered.

Moy Park was fined £866,650 for an accident involving a forklift truck

Moy Park fined for forklift accident

By James Ridler

Poultry processor Moy Park has been fined more than £850,000, after a worker suffered life-changing injuries in a forklift truck accident at its Ashbourne site.

T Soanes & Son has been on an investment and expansion drive over the past year

Soanes continues expansion drive

By Aidan Fortune

Yorkshire poultry supplier T Soanes & Son has announced further expansion to its business as part of its growth plans.

Pie Mezzanae is to triple turnover and boost staff thanks to advice given by a local business support hub

Pie-maker to hire staff and triple turnover

By James Ridler

Blackburn-based pie business Pie Mezzanae has unveiled plans to expand the business and hire more staff, as it aims to smash its three-year turnover target.

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