Meat & Seafood

BMPA chief executive Nick Allen served as master of ceremonies for yesterday's exploration into the future of British meat

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What will the meat processing plant of the future look like?

By Gwen Ridler

Representatives from across the meat processing industry descended on the Butcher’s Hall in London yesterday (June 27) to learn about Meat Industry 2.0 and the role of automation and cultured meat in the future of the sector at the British Meat Processor’s...

An investigation linking an outbreak of salmonella to chicken supplied to UK supermarkets raised concerns surrounding food safety regulations

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Stronger regulations needed in light of poultry salmonella outbreaks

By Gwen Ridler

Reports that a meat supplier to UK supermarkets was sourcing chickens dosed with antibiotics linked to deadly superbugs highlights that current guidance and regulation does not go far enough to ensure food safety, according to the Farm Animal Investment...

New jobs are set to be createrd at Kepak Merthyr

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Kepak to create 150 new jobs

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Kepak has announced plans to create 150 new jobs as part of a £16m planned investment into its Welsh meat plant.

Almost nine in 10 (88%) of meat businesses said their closest abattoir was essential or important of the success of their company

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Abattoir closures heavily impact meat sector success

By Gwen Ridler

Abattoirs are essential or important to the success of food firms and their availability, or lack thereof, plays a major part in more than half of businesses’ future plans, according to new research by the Sustainable Food Trust and National Craft Butchers.

The Government has lifted bird flu restrictions on poultry, hearlding the return of free-range eggs to store shelves

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Free-range eggs back on store shelves

By Gwen Ridler

Free-range eggs will now start reappearing on store shelves, after bird flu housing restrictions are lifted from tomorrow (Tuesday 18 April).

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week

Senior appointments in food and drink manufacturing

By Gwen Ridler

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week, covered here in this round up of food and drink industry appointments.

2 Sisters Scunthorpe site director Gurpa Singh discusses his time in the role and the changes he's helped bring about

Me and My Team

Breaking the stigma of chicken production at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe

By Gurpa Singh

From finance director to head of one of the largest poultry processing sites in the UK, Gurpa Singh speaks about his time at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe, the impact of COVID and Brexit and the turnaround of the business he helped bring about.

Dunbia has acquired lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum

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Dunbia acquires Cornish lamb abattoir

By Gwen Ridler

Dunbia has expanded its presence in the West Country with the acquisition of lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum.

Meat firms have been called on to contribute to Meat Business Women's gender report

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Meat industry called on to contribute to gender report

By Gwen Ridler

Meat businesses have been urged to contribute to Meat Business Women’s gender equality report as part of international research to track how many women are working in the global meat sector.

We look at the latest innovations in cutting and slicing technology

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Cutting and slicing: Integration, innovation and robotics

By Gwen Ridler

Integrated lines, ultrasonics and robotics are just some of the latest innovations in slicing and cutting technology to debut from food and drink machinery providers. Here, we look at the latest trends across this sector of the industry and what new advancements...

Imports of lamb significantly increased in 2022, especially frozen product

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Sheep meat imports saw substantial rise in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

The total import of fresh and frozen sheep meat into the UK saw a substantial rise of 17% to 64,800 tonnes in 2022, according to the latest Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Market Bulletin report.

Pilgrim's UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin production plant

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Pilgrim’s UK invests £1.8m in Bodmin site

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Pilgrim’s UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin site as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its operational capacity and strengthen the sustainability of the business.

Antimicrobial use in animals is set to rise, sparking fears of an increase in resistance

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Global antimicrobial use continues to rise

By Gwen Ridler

Global antimicrobial use in animals could increase by 8% by 2030 if stronger restrictions aren’t applied worldwide, according to a new report.

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