Meat & poultry

Bill Jermey explains the importance of apprenticeships


Time to tackle the skills gap

By Bill Jermey

The skills and training world is changing rapidly, with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy and new apprenticeship standards. Bill Jermey of the Food and Drink Training and Education Council discusses the opportunity apprenticeships provide.

Eville & Jones has launched a new training initiative for the meat industry

Eville & Jones launches training scheme

By Aidan Fortune

A meat inspection firm, which has warned of an imminent shortage of suitably skilled vets, sparked by the Brexit process driving overseas talent back to their native countries, is launching a training initiative to help remedy the problem.

The British food industry has called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU

Food industry urges frictionless EU trade

By Aidan Fortune

Brexit can and should champion British producers, according to leaders of the British food and farming industry, who have called on the Government to maintain frictionless trade with the EU post-Brexit.

AHDB has launched a new media campaign for thin cut steaks

AHDB launches £1m thin cuts campaign

By Aidan Fortune

Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb has launched a £1m advertising campaign promoting thin-cut steak.

AHDB announced plans to sell MLCSL in March of this year

Trade bodies urge AHDB to halt MLCSL sale

By Aidan Fortune

Key meat industry bodies have expressed concern over the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) decision to sell abattoir and classification provider Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Limited (MLCSL) to HallMark Veterinary Services.

Cranswick's annual results have been driven by rising sausage sales and exports to the US

Sausage sales help Cranswick sizzle

By Aidan Fortune

Strong sausage sales and export growth have boosted Cranswick’s annual results, helping the business post a rise in revenues.

Food producers showcased protected geographical indication products at Westminster this week

Geographically protected food on show at Westminster

By James Ridler

Members of the food and drink industry descended on the houses of parliament this week to highlight some of the 86 products that run the risk of losing protected geographical indication (PGI) once the UK leaves the EU.

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