Can bacon cling to its crown, despite its mixed fortunes in the UK?

Pork & Bacon feature

Can bacon bite back?

By Alyson Magee

While clinging on to its status as the most consumed animal protein globally, the pork sector has experienced mixed fortunes in the UK. But with innovation rife, and processors investing in efficiencies to improve margins, the future looks optimistic.

Panned: the Provision Trade Federation has strongly objected to the labelling changes

British bacon threatened by added water rule changes

By Rick Pendrous

Bacon suppliers are protesting about late changes to meat labelling rules, which will force most firms to label their products as ‘with added water’ when they come into effect at the end of the year.

Salty work: food manufacturers are working to cut salt levels in bacon, said the BMPA

Meat processors reject campaign group’s salty bacon claims

By Laurence Gibbons

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has insisted that food manufacturers are working to cut salt levels in meat, after a pressure group claimed over-salty bacon was threatening the nation’s health.

Major job losses at pork processor

Major job losses at pork processor

By Sarah Britton

Union bosses are in urgent talks with pork processor Tulip to try and save jobs after the company announced plans to stop production of fresh pork...


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