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Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode two

By Bethan Grylls

Nick Allen of British Meat Processor's Association discusses food policy with our editor in this exclusive interview series and highlights what changes could be made in regulation and legislation that would lead to a stronger food system.

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By Gwen Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

Freezing beef steak reduces the value of cuts and would hit deadweight prices, LMCNI said

EU scheme to freeze meat will hit prices

By Rod Addy

Meat prices will suffer if premium cuts are frozen to manage the collapse of foodservice demand under EU Private Storage Aid proposals, according to the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMCNI).

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

Levy board changes proposed following industry consultation

By Aidan Fortune

Proposals to introduce a five-year ballot policy for levy payers on industry activity as well as changes to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) structure have been put forward by the UK government following a consultation into the...

The ASA has slammed an ad for Burger King's Rebel Whopper for being misleading

Burger King ad slammed for false vegan claims

By Gwen Ridler

Online ads for Burger King’s Rebel Whopper have been pulled for making misleading vegan- and vegetarian-friendly claims, according to the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA).

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that unless retailers reinstate their full range of meat products, there will be an abundance of other cuts leading to falling prices for producers.

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

Batters: 'If unfair practices are found to pervade this market then they must be dealt with.'

Beef prices reach crisis point

By Michelle Perrett

The National Farmers Union (NFU) and NFU Cymru have said that low beef prices are putting pressure on farmers and the situation is reaching crisis point.

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By Gwen Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

Morrisons has opened up its beef supply chain to accept calves from dairy suppliers

Morrisons to open up beef supply chain

By Aidan Fortune

Retailer Morrisons has extended its beef supply chain in the UK to allow bull calves from its dairy suppliers to participate in the Arla UK 360 programme.

Browne: 'Excellent progress' on water and energy use and greenhouse gas reduction

Meat processor Dunbia slashes environmental impact

By Rod Addy

Dunbia has slashed greenhouse gas emissions by a third just over four years into a ten-year strategy to reduce the environmental impact of the meat processor, which is a division of Dawn Meats.

The planned closure of Foyle's Cookstown site has put 82 jobs at risk

Meat plant closure puts 82 jobs at risk

By Gwen Ridler

More than 80 jobs are at risk at a meat processing facility in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, after the owner announced plans to close the site next month.

China and Britain has reached an agreement for the trade of beef in a deal worth £230m over five years

China agrees market access for British beef

By Aidan Fortune

British beef has been given the green light for commercial exports to China, following a series of inspections by Chinese delegates, in a deal worth £230m over five years.

Nigel Fredericks has entered administration at the loss of 250 jobs

Nigel Fredericks enters administration

By Aidan Fortune

London-based meat and poultry wholesaler Nigel Fredericks Trading Limited has been placed in administration, resulting in the loss of 250 jobs.

The Scottish red meat industry is under significant pressure

Scottish beef industry under threat

By Aidan Fortune

Scottish beef producers are fighting back against livestock and price pressures that are placing the industry’s future in jeopardy.

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

UK ethical food sales worth £8.2bn

By Gwen 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.

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.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

Dunbia was handed a record fine for non-compliance of TSE regulations at its Preston site (stock image)

Dunbia given £266,000 fine by FSA

By Aidan Fortune

Red meat processor Dunbia has been fined more than £266,000 by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) for the failure to remove parts of the animal designated specified risk materials.

The FSA's guidance on the shelf-life of meat products has been questioned by BMPA and MLA research

Shelf-life guidance comes under fire

By Aidan Fortune

Research into the shelf-life of meat products has found that the ’10-day rule’ may no longer be appropriate for the industry.

Nuts and milk sparked recalls at Asda and Dr Oetker

Food recalls sparked by nuts and milk

By Gwen Ridler

Food manufacturer Dr Oetker and Asda recalled a number of food products last week, after it was discovered they contained undeclared allergens.

Heavier beef carcases could incur penalties

Beef farmers could be penalised for heavier carcases

By Rick Pendrous

Heavier beef carcases intended to deliver leaner meat yields and attract premium prices for livestock producers could end up incurring additional penalties if processors reduce their maximum weight limits, a new study has suggested.

Aldi was easy to deal with, said Stirling

Scotland’s Stirfresh nails £250,000 Aldi deal

By Rod Addy

Fruit and veg company Stirfresh has signed a contract worth £250,000 annually to supply 58 Aldi stores in Scotland, claiming that clinching the deal was refreshingly easy.

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