Poultry

AHDB has seen a spike in new signups for its online training programmes

Meat training sign-ups spike since lockdown

By Gwen Ridler

New registrations to the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) meat education programme (MEP) have increased by 50% since the coronavirus lockdown.

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

Carcase balance issue to come for producers

By Aidan Fortune

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has warned that unless retailers reinstate their full range of meat products, there will be an abundance of other cuts leading to falling prices for producers.

Coronavirus panic buying has increased demand, which has prompted Moy Park to enlist hundreds of new factory workers

Coronavirus fears prompt meat factory walkouts

By Michelle Perrett

Meat factory workers at Moy Park’s Portadown plant and ABP's Lurgan facility in Northern Ireland walked out over concerns about social distancing yesterday (25 March), trade union Unite has said.

Pig meat production costs are up

Pork production cost rises in 2018

By Michelle Perrett

The cost of pig meat production in the UK rose by 8% in 2018 to £1.47 per kg, according to a report by the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

The Pennine Foods Factory in Sheffield is under review

Pennine Foods to close Sheffield factory

By Dan Colombini

Hundreds of jobs are set to be lost with the proposed closure of the Pennine Foods factory in Sheffield, owned by 2 Sisters Food Group.

Meat production in the UK is beating the trend of environmental abuse reported elsewhere in the world, claimed the BMPA

BMPA hits back at meat production critics

By Gwen Ridler

Meat production in the UK makes the best use of the country’s agricultural land and greatly aids biodiversity and countryside management, according to British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) chief executive Nick Allen.

Sparc's Hera system has helped Avara halve waste on one of its production lines

Avara targets waste with automated system

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods has halved wastage on one of its production lines, thanks to a new automated system provided by machinery supplier Sparc.

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.

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close its Witham processing facility

2 Sisters to close poultry site

By Aidan Fortune

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to close one of its poultry processing plants in a bid to grow efficiencies in its supply chain.

Sales of ethically-sourced food and drink grew to £8.2bn in 2018

UK ethical food sales worth £8.2bn

By Gwen Ridler

Sales of ethical food and drink in the UK hit £8.2bn in 2018 and are projected to continue growing through 2019, according to new research by Mintel.

Exports of live animals and animal products can continue, but businesses will have to keep on top of red tape

‘Relief’ as no-deal meat exports hurdle cleared

By Rod Addy

Meat trade representatives have expressed 'relief' that EU Member States have agreed the UK’s listed status to export live animals and animal products as a third country in a no-deal Brexit scenario.

The UK and the US are currently at odds over differing food standards including poultry production

US-UK food standards war breaks out

By Aidan Fortune

The Government has been warned against a “race to the bottom” in food standards, following the US ambassador’s suggestion that the UK embrace practices such as chlorine-washed chicken.

Ranjit Boparan's Amber Real Estates Investments gained planning permission to build a new chicken farm

Boparan gains chicken farm planning permission

By Matt Atherton

2 Sisters owner Ranjit Boparan’s investment firm has gained planning permission to build a chicken farm in Wiltshire, despite local concerns over its environmental and economic impact.

Jeremy Hall proudly cradles the Oscar received from Mark Dureden-Smith and Leon Wright of FoodManJobs

Food Manufacture Excellence Awards

Turkey boss sets out goal on campylobacter

By Michael Stones

Bernard Matthews group technical director Jeremy Hall has set out his mission to make poultry the meat of choice over the next 10 years by preventing campylobacter food poisoning.

Poultry industry positive about future demand for UK poultry meat

Poultry industry fears bird flu export hit

By Rod Addy

Plunging exports have knocked the poultry industry’s confidence, with UK bird flu outbreaks likely to have contributed to the drop, according to the British Poultry Council (BPC).

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