Meat & poultry

The meat industry is particularly reliant on migrant labour

Migrant labour system overhaul needed

By Aidan Fortune

The food and drink industry is at risk of a labour shortage if the current immigration system is not overhauled, a new report has found.

The small abattoir industry is under threat, according to an industry collective

Perfect storm hitting small abattoirs

By Aidan Fortune

The small abattoir industry is facing extermination with a third of small abattoirs having closed their doors over the past decade, with six closing over the past year.

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.