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...

Crackling investment: dragon Nick Jenkins (middle) with Andrew Allen and Nick Coleman

Dragons’ Den investors back pork firm with £70k

By Michael Stones

Dragons’ Den investors pledged to invest £70,000 in the flavoured pork crackling business Snaffling Pig Co in an episode of the hit TV show broadcast last night (August 7).

Cranswick's full-year results were praised by Shore Capital

Cranswick ends the year in ‘good style’

By Michelle Perrett

Cranswick received praise for “rounding the year off in good style”, by City analyst Shore Capital, after the diversified meat and pastry manufacturer posted full year results yesterday.

ROI Drinde: claimed to reduce formulation costs in sausages

Traceable pork rind to ‘improve meat texture’

By Noli Dinkovski

A functional protein made from fully traceable pork rind has been developed by Essentia Protein Solutions to meet the growing demand for the provenance of food ingredients.

‘Abuse resistent’ bags for hard food

‘Abuse resistent’ bags for hard food

A new generation of multilayer coextruded bags is available from Cryovac to pack hard and very hard product segments in fresh red meat, cheese and smoked and processed meats.

China represents a huge market for UK pig meat exports

Truss to visit China next month to boost pig exports

By Rick Pendrous

Environment secretary Liz Truss will be travelling to China in December with the aim of reducing barriers to UK pig exports to the world’s most populace nation as its demand for protein rises.

Diaz: 'This is a trend that is set to grow'

Top healthy food trends: low sodium at forefront

By Rod Addy

Demand for healthy food and drink will increase, with low sodium options helping to drive new product development (NPD), according to Carlos Diaz, food director at Food Innovation Solutions (FIS).


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