Meat & poultry

Castle MacLellan produces a range of pâtés at its Kirkcudbright facility

Jobs threat at Scots pâté producer

By Noli Dinkovski

A Scottish pâté producer has confirmed jobs are at risk following a difficult year of trading in a “changing and challenging” market.

On-hand support: A Go-Go founder Adam Dick (left) with Heck co-founder Andrew Keeble

Heck unveils excellence centre for start-ups

By Noli Dinkovski

Sausage-maker Heck has set up a mentoring scheme to support other Yorkshire-based businesses after claiming EU grant funding in the region had been pulled.

Fennell: ‘It’s a nonsensical policy that is proving almost impossible to police’

Awarding body boss critical of Apprenticeship Levy

By James Ridler

The Government’s Apprenticeship Levy is hard to police and prohibitive to smaller food and drink manufacturers, according to the chief executive of training awarding body FDQ Terry Fennell.

Sweet treat launches lead new product development

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Sweet treat launches lead new product development

By James Ridler

As the Easter holiday season rushes rapidly towards us, we take a look at some of the latest new product developments by food and drink manufacturers capitalising on the nation’s obsession with sweet treats this month.

Quinn's new Detecta range has already generated major interest from retailers

Retailers adopt new recyclable black PET

By James Ridler

A new black polyethylene terephthalate (PET) food tray that is able to be picked up by recycling equipment will soon to be adopted by UK retailers, according to Ireland-based creator Quinn Packaging.

AIMS and the FSA will battle it out in the Supreme Court over challenging Official Veterinarians' decisions (Photo credit UK Supreme Court)

AIMS challenges FSA in Supreme Court

By Aidan Fortune

The Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) is to take on the Foods Standards Agency (FSA) in the Supreme Court over its refusal to allow Official Veterinarians’ (OV) decisions to be challenged.

The L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard is up for review later this year

Butchery apprenticeship consultation opened

By Aidan Fortune

The Food & Drink Training and Education Council (FTC) is calling for employers and apprentices to have their say on the L2 Butcher Apprenticeship Standard.

The UK and the US are currently at odds over differing food standards including poultry production

US-UK food standards war breaks out

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned against a “race to the bottom” in food standards, following the US ambassador’s suggestion that the UK embrace practices such as chlorine-washed chicken.

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.

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