The group was critical of the report on locally sourced meat

Abattoir association challenges sector report

By Michelle Perrett

Abattoir representatives have challenged the findings of a report forecasting a crisis in local food supply as a result of the decline in UK slaughterhouse numbers.

Winners from this year's Institute of Meat awards

Institute of Meat award winners unveiled

By Aidan Fortune

The butchery industry was celebrated at this year’s Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers Annual Prize-giving ceremony.

ABP will move operations to Shropshire to become more sustainable

ABP to close Blackburn plant

By Laurence Gibbons

ABP Food Group will close its Blackburn manufacturing plant and move operations to its newly-opened Ellesmere site in Shropshire, the firm has confirmed.

Horse meat contaminated with the drug phenylbutazone was sold into the food chain overseas, admitted the FSA

Drug contaminated horse meat WAS sold for food

By Mike Stones

Food safety watchdog the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has admitted that five horses which tested positive for the veterinary drug phenylbutazone – claimed by Labour to be a carcinogen – were exported to France for food last year.

Steve McGrath, FSA

Loophole keeps unsafe slaughterhouses open

By Rick Pendrous

Some slaughter houses and meat cutting plants that are in breach of food safety controls and present potential hygiene hazards are still operating – despite the refusal or withdrawal of approval by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) – because of a loophole...


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