Pork

Danish Crown reveals Tulip losses

Danish Crown reveals Tulip Limited losses

By Aidan Fortune

Pork processor Danish Crown has revealed the extent of the losses suffered by its Tulip Limited business in the final year before it was sold to Pilgrim’s Pride.

Can bacon cling to its crown, despite its mixed fortunes in the UK?

Pork & Bacon feature

Can bacon bite back?

By Alyson Magee

While clinging on to its status as the most consumed animal protein globally, the pork sector has experienced mixed fortunes in the UK. But with innovation rife, and processors investing in efficiencies to improve margins, the future looks optimistic.

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

Pig price increase branded ‘insult’

By Aidan Fortune

The National Pig Association (NPA) has deemed the latest increase in the pig price an “insult to the hard work of the industry”.

Networking group Meat Business Women met in Painters Hall in London

ASF threat causing CVO sleepless nights

By Michelle Perrett

The UK's chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss has said that African swine fever (ASF) is the disease that “keeps her awake at night”.

G Simmons was originally a butcher's, but decided to specialise in making pork scratchings

Pork scratchings company invests in growth

By Michelle Perrett

Pork scratching manufacturer G Simmons & Sons is to expand its premises with a £334,000 investment, following record demand for the product.

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.

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

Labelling errors spark food recalls

By James 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.

Cranswick reported a 38% rise in profits before tax

Cranswick profits rise 38% after ‘superior growth’

By Matt Atherton

Meat processor Cranswick reported a 38% rise in profits before tax to £40.4M in its half-year statement for the six months to September 30, as it continued its period of “superior growth”, analysts said.

Susanna Williamson (centre) with  Lord Gardiner, undersecretary of state for Defra in the Lords (left) and AHDB Pork chairman Meryl Ward (right).

Susanna Williamson wins David Black Award 2016

By James Ridler

Susanna Williamson is this years winner of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board's (AHDB) David Black Award for her contributions to the British pig industry.

UK consumers continue to be misled by some supermarkets and foodservice outlets about the origin of pork products

Consumers often misled by origin of processed meat products

By Rick Pendrous

Consumers in the UK continue to be misled that pork products, such as bacon, sold in some supermarkets and foodservice outlets is of British origin, when in fact it is sourced from countries overseas where animal welfare standards may be lower, the boss...

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