Meat & poultry

Left to right: Cerys Furlong, Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg, with the butchers Catherine Butler and Tilly Penny

Welsh meat body highlights women in the sector

By James Ridler

The work done by women in the red meat sector and the help that is available to develop their skills and careers have been highlighted by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Production Wales (HCC) – in partnership with charity Chwarae Teg.

The UK's food self-sufficiency figures have remained at the same level for the past two years

NFU highlights UK self-sufficiency issue

By Aidan Fortune

The National Farmers' Union (NFU) president Minette Batters has urged the Government to protect UK food in the face of stagnating self-sufficiency.

PepsiCo, Tulip and Reading Scientific Services feature in this food industry news roundup

Food manufacturing industry news round-up

By James Ridler

PepsiCo’s start-up business competition, Tulip signing up to a scheme to tackle modern day slavery and a new acrylamide testing lab all feature in this round-up of recent food and drink industry news.

Heck appeared on last night's episode of Inside the Factory

Heck features on Inside the Factory

By James Ridler

Sausage production at Heck’s Bedale factory has hit the small screen, as MasterChef star Gregg Wallace visited the site in yesterday’s (31 July) episode of the BBC’s Inside the Factory television series.

More disposals from 2 Sisters are expected

2 Sisters Red Meat disposal: more to come?

By Aidan Fortune

The disposal of 2 Sisters Red Meat to Irish business Kepak has led to speculation in the City that this will not be last division to be put on the chopping block by the food giant.

The acquired sites process about 250,000 cattle and more than 1m lambs annually from more than 13,000 farmers

Kepak buys 2 Sisters Red Meat

By Rod Addy

Kepak Group has bought 2 Sisters Red Meat Ltd’s UK business and assets in an agreement with Boparan Holdings Ltd, partly to cushion it from the effects of Brexit.

This year's BDCI Festival Dinner takes place at the Whitbread Brewery in London

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BDCI Festival Dinner speaker announced

By Aidan Fortune

Former England rugby player Matt Dawson has been unveiled as this year’s Butchers’ and Drovers’ Charitable Institution’s (BDCI) Festival Dinner speaker.

Red meat will be championed by levy boards from around the UK in a joint programme

Levy boards team up for red meat initiative

By Aidan Fortune

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) and Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC) Meat Promotion Wales are combining to create a new programme to communicate the health benefits of red meat.

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