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The BMPA represents the majority of meat businesses in the UK. Credit: Getty / sturti

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Lifting the lid on the British meat industry

By William Dodds

Nick Allen and Nan Jones of the British Meat Processing Association (BMPA) provide insight into the state of the UK meat industry, while calling on Government to help the sector forge a path forward.

Food Manufacture visits BMPA's headquarters in London

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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.

Eville & Jones has expanded through the acquisition of Vorenta Group

Eville & Jones completes acquisition of Vorenta Group

By Michelle Perrett

Official veterinary group Eville & Jones has today completed the acquisition of the Vorenta Group, which includes HallMark Veterinary and Compliance Services, and Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL).

Boparan: 'Christmas will be cancelled'

CO2 CRISIS: LATEST FROM INDUSTRY

2 Sisters owner on CO2 shortage: food industry 'at breaking point'

By Rod Addy and Michelle Perrett

Ranjit Singh Boparan, owner of 2 Sisters Food Group and Bernard Matthews has warned the UK faces another cancelled Christmas, with the imminent CO2 shortage 'a massive body blow' threatening food supplies already challenged by labour shortages.

What are the FSA plans for meat inspections?

FSA reveals strong support for meat inspector changes

By Michelle Perrett

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has revealed that there is strong support for its proposed changes to the way that it plans to modernise the way inspectors carry out ‘official controls’ in meat plants.

Red meat exports have boomed

Red meat exports boosted by Asia

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat exports from the UK rocketed to more than £1.5bn last year, making 2019 one of the strongest years on record, statistics from HM Revenue & Customs have revealed.

EU could increase meat prices

EU could increase meat prices

By Michelle Perrett

The European Parliament is set to debate a plan to increase the price of meat across the EU to reflect its environmental costs.

Kers: 'Our strategy is gaining momentum'

Food giant reaps rewards from turnaround strategy

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group is benefiting from parent company Boparan Holdings’ turnaround plan, as it reports its first like-for-like quarterly pre-tax profit for two-and-a-half years.

Protesters descended on 2 Sisters Scunthorpe

Protestors picket poultry production plant

By Gwen Ridler

Animal rights activists protested outside 2 Sisters Food Group’s Scunthorpe factory earlier this week, in their second round of action in the past month.

Some butchery skills – such as deboning carcasses – are more difficult to automate than others

Feature analysis

Food processors seek efficient and hygienic kit

By Alyson Magee

Processors want equipment that is efficient and hygienic, and a reduction
in manual handling. But they also need sustainability, says Alyson Magee.

Naked Bacon will be available in UK supermarkets from January 10

Nitrite-free bacon set for UK launch

By Noli Dinkovski

A bacon product free of cancer-causing nitrites is to launch in the UK following a £14M investment by Northern Irish meat processor Finnebrogue.

The Black Farmer is cutting antibiotics from a range of its pork cuts

The Black Farmer cuts antibiotics in its pork

By Gwen Ridler

Gluten-free sausage brand The Black Farmer is to launch a range of pork products using pork raised without antibiotics, the first mainstream brand to do so, it claimed.

Meat firm Cranswick has revealed plans for a new £54M poultry plant in Suffolk

Cranswick reveals plans for £54M poultry plant

By Gwen Ridler

Cranswick has revealed plans to build a new £54M poultry processing plant in Suffolk, as it posted a £133.8M rise in sales for the six months ended September 30 2017 in its interim results.

Meat-free: One-in-five under 25s do not eat any meat or poultry

Consumers continue to limit meat intake: survey

By Noli Dinkovski

The flexitarian trend continues to gather pace after more than a quarter of UK consumers (28%) were found to have reduced or limited their meat consumption over a six-month period.

Hilton posted a growth in sales and profits in its interim results

Meat firm Hilton posts sales and profit growth

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Hilton Food Group has posted a £58.8M sales rise in its half-year results released yesterday (September 12), boosted by volume growth in Ireland, Australia and Portugal.

Tulip plans to invest up to £70M next year, this website can reveal

EXCLUSIVE

Pork giant Tulip to invest ‘up to £70M’ in 2018

By Noli Dinkovski

Meat processor Tulip is to invest “up to £70M” in acquisitions, equipment and product innovation next year, after returning to a trading profit this summer, its boss has exclusively told this website.

Tulip has agreed to buy pig producer Easey Holdings

Tulip agrees deal to buy pig producer

By Matt Atherton

Meat processor Tulip has agreed a deal to buy pig producer Easey Holdings, after this website exclusively revealed the firm’s plans to invest up to £70M in acquisitions, equipment and product innovation.

Consumers have blamed producers for food fraud, according to a new report

Consumers ‘blame producers for food fraud’

By Gwen Ridler

Nearly two-thirds of consumers blame producers for food fraud, according to a new report from the National Farmers Union (NFU) Mutual Insurance Society, fuelled by high profile cases of food fraud in the media.

Houghton Hams and Poe Ltd have recalled a number of products for labelling errors

Labelling errors spark food recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Incorrect date labelling has forced the recall of two cooked meat products sold by Waitrose, while the unmarked presence of gluten and mustard led to the recall of a number of products produced by ambient food manufacturer Poe.

The contaminated egg scandal is likely to intensify, claims Professor Chris Elliott

Contaminated egg scandal ‘likely to intensify’

By Gwen Ridler

The contaminated egg scandal, which resulted in at least 700,000 eggs tainted with the insecticide fipronil being imported into the UK, is likely to intensify, claims Professor Chris Elliott.

Members of the beef and lamb industry have called for a review of the carcase classification system

Industry calls for carcase classification review

By Gwen Ridler

Challenges to carcase classification by members of the beef and lamb industry have sparked calls for views on the system by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

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