More needs to be done to reduce antibiotic use in global pig production

Antibiotics in pigs next to be tackled

By Rick Pendrous

Antibiotic use in the pig sector looks set to become the next focus of attention nationally, following reductions achieved by the UK poultry sector.

Jeremy Hall proudly cradles the Oscar received from Mark Dureden-Smith and Leon Wright of FoodManJobs

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

By Michael Stones

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

New stunning techniques reduce stress on chickens

Halal slaughter has more humane option

By Nicholas Robinson

Halal poultry can be slaughtered in a more humane and efficient way, if the sector changes the techniques it currently uses, an expert in the field has claimed.

Grants of up to £50,000 will be given to food and drink firms to grow

Truss’s £50k grants to create 3,000 food jobs

By Nicholas Robinson

Cash injections of up to £50,000 will be given to small food and drink firms, following the creation of six new Food Enterprise Zones by the environment secretary Elizabeth Truss.

The plant aims to process 400,000 birds a week

150 Wrexham poultry plant jobs cleared

By Rod Addy

Plans for 150 poultry plant jobs at the former First Milk Maelor Creamery site near Wrexham have been cleared to proceed after the local council granted planning permission for the change this week.

Animal Aid claims the video shows widespread abuse

Slaughterhouse CCTV in focus after abuse claims

By Michael Stones

Claims that slaughtermen routinely abused sheep at a slaughterhouse run by Bowood Lamb, near Thirsk north Yorkshire are likely to highlight the role of CCTV in protecting animal welfare.

Congratulations to Dawn Meats: Food Manufacturing Company of the year 2014

Food manufacturing awards

Dawn Meats wins top food manufacturing Oscar

By Michael Stones

Dawn Meats has won coveted Food Manufacturing Company of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacturing Excellence Awards (FMEAs), at the London Park Lane Hilton in a glittering award ceremony last night (November 20).

Nestlé's guidelines include removing cow horns, so cows do not injure each other

Nestlé tightens up animal welfare practices

By Rod Addy

Nestlé has pledged to improve animal welfare standards in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with the charity World Animal Protection.


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