Meat & poultry

Terms such as 'partially outdoors' puzzle shoppers

Animal welfare phrases confuse shoppers

By Rod Addy

Shoppers are confused by the proliferation of animal welfare terms used on product labels, with only a few striking a chord with them, delegates at a recent Winterbotham Darby conference heard.

Simply Lunch managing director Sam Page (centre), with brothers Jack (left) and William (right), is confident the firm’s bullish outlook will help it ride the Brexit storm

Me & My Team

Simply Lunch on the same page

By Sam Page

The boss of the family-run food-to-go business explains how they built an empire – and a strategy for overcoming Brexit uncertainty.

People on the move in food and drink

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People on the move in food and drink

By James Ridler

The past month has seen several senior hires by food and drink businesses, featured here in this photo gallery.

The Government has outlined the tariffs that will be applied should there be a no-deal Brexit situation

Tariff timeline slammed by food industry

By Aidan Fortune

Details of the tariffs that are to be applied to food and drink products in the event of a no-deal Brexit situation have been criticised by the industry.

One-in-four consumers would like to see a change to how non-meat products are labelled

Meat labelling survey calls for debate

By Aidan Fortune

One-in-four consumers believe vegetarian products should not be allowed to have meat-related names like sausage or burger, a survey has found.

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.

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