Meat & poultry

Banham Poultry has submitted proposals to move production to a new factory

Banham Poultry submits new factory proposal

By James Ridler

Banham Poultry has announced plans to move production back to its former site outside of Attleborough, Norfolk, as it looks to modernise its facilities.

Developments in forming and casing have been driven the need to improve quality and reduce waste

Sausages, casings, burgers & food forming

Shaping the future of sausages and burgers

By Alyson Magee

The sausage and burger markets have faced serious pressures and come out the other side. Now, the sectors are focused on how they can grow and remain efficient.

Sales of ethically-sourced food and drink grew to £8.2bn in 2018

UK ethical food sales worth £8.2bn

By James Ridler

Sales of ethical food and drink in the UK hit £8.2bn in 2018 and are projected to continue growing through 2019, according to new research by Mintel.

HCC research has revealed that more than half of consumers are confused about meat intake recommendations

Confusion reigns over meat intake guidance

By Aidan Fortune

Misconceptions among the British public over how much red meat should be consumed on a daily basis may be leading to the unnecessary cutting down of portions, a new study has found.

New SAMW president Andy McGowan has called for more support for the red meat industry in Scotland

New SAMW president urges Government support

By Aidan Fortune

The new president of the Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) Andy McGowan has called on the Government to provide more support to the red meat industry, especially as Brexit confusion continues.

New blockchain-based traceability service could build trust in the beef supply chain

Blockchain service for beef products launched

By Rick Pendrous

A blockchain-based traceability service is being launched by auditing specialist NSF International, which aims to improve operational efficiency and cut costs for farmers while improving consumers’ trust in the supply chain.

(Left to right) Nigel Upson, Claire Wright and Ben Lee

Poultry processor appoints managing director

By James Ridler

Yorkshire-based Soanes Poultry has promoted general manager Nigel Upson to the role of managing director, as part of a restructure of its board of directors.

Red and processed meats have been linked with bowel cancer in a new report

Meat and bowel cancer link raised by research

By Aidan Fortune

New research has found that people who eat red and processed meat within Department of Health and Social Care guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer.

Unite members at Moy Park are to be balloted on strike action over pay

Moy Park workers to hold strike ballot

By James Ridler

Unite is to hold a strike ballot for its members working for poultry processor Moy Park, after disagreements over ‘unreasonable management demands’ in ongoing pay negotiations.