Meat & Seafood

Kepak is offering 200 free training courses, in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food and Drink


Kepak offers 200 funded training courses

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Kepak is to offer free training places in partnership with the National Skills Academy for Food & Drink (NSAFD), with 200 places available to individuals interested in a career in the sector.

Kettle Foods, Virgin Wines UK and Hilton Food Group posted financial results this week


Food firms’ financial reports round-up

By Gwen Ridler

Kerry Foods, Virgin Wines and Hilton Food Group all posted trading updates this week, collected here in this round-up of food firm financial reports.

Food Manufacture explores the meat trends to look out for in 2023


Traditional and cultured meat: The trends to look out for in 2023

By Gwen Ridler

As the world emerges into 2023 following a year of perma-crisis, Food Manufacture explores what the coming 12 months have in store for the meat industry and what role cultivated animal proteins have supporting the industry and the growth of plant-based...

Iceland Seafood signs Letter of Intent to sell UK business

Iceland Seafood confirms UK exit

By Gwen Ridler

Iceland Seafood has signed a new letter of intent (LOI) with a ‘respected industry player’ to sell a majority share of its UK business.

Pcitured: Alaa Selim, lead author of  'A Synthetic Biosensor for Detecting Putrescine in Beef Samples'

Paper-based biosensors detect rotten meat

By Gwen Ridler

Researchers at the Shih Microfluidics Lab have developed a disposable, paper-based synthetic biosensor that can quickly detect rotten meat.

An illegal meat firm has been fined £150k for hygiene offences

Illegal meat trader fined £150k for hygiene offences

By Gwen Ridler

A Wiltshire-based meat trader has been fined more than £150k and given a custodial sentence after pleading guilty for placing unfit meat on the market and other associated hygiene offences.

The industry is facing an “existential threat

2 Sisters boss: “the worse is yet to come”

The poultry sector needs “more permanent fixes” to address the mountain of issues it is facing, the boss of 2 Sisters Food Group has told the Food Manufacture sister title The Grocer.

The public image of meat continuies to improve as consumers seek cheaper alternatives and buy in to its potential health credentials

Long read

Renewing the public's taste for meat

By Alyson Magee

Meat and poultry processors have faced another challenging year, with rising input costs, inflation and Brexit putting pressure on margins, consumer spend and exports. Yet positives are also emerging with growing recognition the market for meat alternatives...

The EU's trade deal could undermine Welsh lamb exporters, warned Henig

Proposed EU/Australia trade deal ‘undermining’ UK exports

By Gwen Ridler

The EU’s proposed trade deal with Australia in the Spring threatens to undermine UK exports, but Welsh meat could play a part in supporting future export strategy, according to the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE).

Pilgrim's UK has invested £800k in its Bromborough site

Pilgrim’s UK unveils £800k factory investment

By Gwen Ridler

Pork processor Pilgrim’s UK has announced an £800,000 investment in its Bromborough site as part of its continued efforts to increase operational efficiency across its UK operations.

The outlook is positive for Welsh beef, according to HCC

HCC forecasts stable long-term outlook for Welsh beef

By Michelle Perrett

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) forecasts a stable long-term outlook for production in the beef sector in Wales despite current inflation issues affecting both farmers and consumers.

The Government plans to cap the price of wholesale energy for businesses this winter

Government's Energy Relief Scheme: Industry response

By Gwen Ridler

The Government’s plans to cap the cost of energy for businesses have been broadly welcomed by members of the food and drink industry, but concerns over the kind of support manufacturers can expect remain prevalent.

The latest food and drink product launches

Latest product launches in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From HFSS-compliant marshmallows to gastropub dining at home, Food Manufacture looks at some of the latest food and drink product launches.

Energy price hikes threaten to put independent meat firms out of business, warned AIMS

Energy price hikes threaten independent meat businesses: AIMS

By Gwen Ridler

Skyrocketing energy bills and a ‘cost of production crisis’ threaten to put small meat firms out of businesses unless new Prime Minster Liz Truss steps in to curb the price hikes, warned the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS).

Strict new rules to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever have been enacted by Defra

Stricter rules for pork entering the UK

By Gwen Ridler

Strict new controls at the border to curb the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) have been implemented by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).


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