Red Meat

Red meat exports have boomed

Red meat exports boosted by Asia

By Michelle Perrett

Red meat exports from the UK rocketed to more than £1.5bn last year, making 2019 one of the strongest years on record, statistics from HM Revenue & Customs have revealed.

Kirwan wants similar tariff-free sales of beef and lamb with the EU kept

Beef sector seeks tariff-free EU trade

By Rick Pendrous

ABP Beef (UK)’s md Tom Kirwan has called for tariff-free access to the EU’s market of 510M consumers after Brexit at quota levels for beef and lamb that currently exist.

Red meat sales could be boosted by including more secondary labelling (Flickr/Ernesto Andrade)

Red meat sales may be boosted by innovative labels

By Matt Atherton

Food manufacturers could boost sales by including more information about nutrition and recipes on red meat packaging labels, claims the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB).

Processed meat has been classified as “carcinogenic to humans”

Processed meat causes cancer: WHO

By Alice Foster

The meat industry has defended eating processed meat as the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned of the cancer risk today (October 26).

Swedish retailer ICA will stock Scottish red meat across the country

Scottish red meat to hit Swedish retail shelves

By Laurence Gibbons

Scottish red meat will be stocked on retail shelves across Sweden as part of a new deal between the country’s leading grocer and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

2 Sisters acquired Vion's sites in March this year, subject to OFT approval

OFT decision saves jobs in Scotland

By Rick Pendrous

The Office of Fair Trading's (OFT's) decision not to refer 2 Sisters Food Group's (2SFG's) acquisition of large parts of Vion UK's food operations to the Competition Commission was widely welcomed news last month, since it safeguarded...

Clare Cheney

We're all going to die: don't blame red meat

By Clare Cheney

"Red meat is not only unhealthy but can be positively lethal," according to new research.This was the opening sentence of an article in The Times in March. It was reporting on the latest meat-eating health scare, which was generated by a paper...

Happy meals: Eating recomended rates of red meat helps women guard against depression, according to new research

Red meat health warning: eat more!

By Freddie Dawson and Mike Stones

The latest health warnings about red meat focus on the dangers of eating too little not too much.

Red meat is part of a balanced diet, according to the British Heart Foundation

Harvard red meat cancer study under fire

By Mike Stones

Meat industry experts and health campaigners have both questioned the results of a Harvard Medical School study which claimed to show that eating a diet high in red meat shortened life expectancy.

Eating a diet high in red meat shortens life expectancy, warn researchers at Harvard Medical School

Harvard red meat study highlights cancer risk

By Mike Stones

Diets high in red meat reduce life expectancy through an increased risk of cancer and cardio vascular disease, according to the results of a new study from Harvard Medical School.

Healthy scepticism

Healthy scepticism

By Elaine Watson

Consumers tend to be greener in word than deed, but environmental and health concerns are moving up the agenda, says Elaine Watson

Muscle matters

Muscle matters

By Rick Pendrous

Britain's meat processors are consolidating in the face of a tough business environment. Rick Pendrous reports on an industry adapting to greater international competition and some difficult regulatory issues


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