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Tulip makes plans for growth

Tulip plans to target meat inclusions in food products, build its US presence, boost foodservice activities and invest in training and automation after its successful turnaround, boss Steve Francis claims.

Ross & Ross launches first roast range for festive season

Home-curing business Ross & Ross Food is introducing its first roast range next month as the run-up to Christmas approaches.

ABP UK signs licensing agreement with Men’s Health

ABP UK has announced that it has entered into a brand licensing agreement with lifestyle magazine and website Men’s Health.

Hannan Meats introduces ‘new generation’ of sausages

Northern Irish company Hannan Meats has launched the first of its so-called ‘new generation’ of sausages in an effort to rejuvenate the category. 

Bells adapts to meet customer demands

Scottish pie brand Bells has launched a new Bakes range. The portfolio expansion follows on from consumer demand looking for Bells’ products in a baked format.

Trade union at loggerheads with Tulip over pay rates

Meat processor Tulip has come under pressure from the Bakers Food and Allies Workers Union (BFAWU) for allegedly not providing its members with a pay increase in three years at its Coalville facility. 

Kettyle Foods attributes pioneering ideas to key for success

Innovative ideas and new product development are the secrets to triumph, according to Kettyle Irish Foods. 

2 Sisters wins with automated accounts project

2 Sisters Food Group has boosted customer service and back office speed and efficiency by implementing an automated accounts processing system.

Quarter of sheep and goat slaughtered pre-stunning

Research has indicated that the number of animals being killed without being stunned first is on the rise. 

International operations drive volume growth for Hilton Foods

Meat packing firm Hilton Foods has reported an impressive performance in the 28 weeks to 16 July 2017 thanks to its international operations. 

Tulip acquires Easey Holdings pig producer

Tulip Ltd has announced the acquisition of UK pig producer Easey Holdings Ltd. 

Poultry processor fined for hygiene offences

Birmingham-based poultry processor Adam Halal Foods Ltd has been ordered to pay more than £68,000 after being convicted of five charges relating to failures of hygiene controls at its premises. 

Moy Park acquired by Pilgrim's Pride in billion-pound deal

Poultry processor Moy Park has been bought by US processor Pilgrim’s Pride for £1.0 billion ($1.3 billion). 

Truffle marinade launched to coincide with game season

Innovative Food Ingredients (IFI) has introduced a gluten-free truffle marinade to the UK – part of AVO’s Lafiness marinade range – designed to coincide with game season. 

Operator interest in Isle of Man Meats

The Isle of Man’s Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA) has confirmed that it has received a number of formal bids from would-be operators of the island’s meat plant. 

Essentia celebrates 30 years of Drinde

Ingredients specialist Essentia Protein Solutions has launched a new video to mark 30 years of its Drinde functional pork protein brand. 

Interfood Technology expands UK operations with new site

Interfood Technology has announced its relocation to new premises. 

Meatsnacks reveals refreshed Wild West image

Appealing to the ‘modern snacking consumer’, Meatsnacks Group has revealed its new fresher look for its Wild West range of jerky and biltong. 

Wiltshire poultry plant given planning permission

Planning permission for a major poultry processing facility in Wiltshire has been granted. 

Wall’s to support Dorset County Show

Wall’s Pastry has been unveiled as one of the main sponsors for the Dorset County Show.

Dalziel expansion to increase production capacity

Dalziel Ingredients has announced a £2.5 million manufacturing expansion, as demand for its gluten-free solutions has doubled.

Meatsnacks Group diversifies with new salmon jerky

Biltong and jerky firm the Meatsnacks Group is expanding its portfolio and has introduced a Speyside Smokehouse Salmon Jerky. 

Brexit: Michel Gove visits flagship Danish pork factory

Environment secretary Michael Gove has visited Danish Crown’s flagship slaughterhouse in Horsens, as part of a three-day fact-finding mission in Scandinavia. 

Love Lamb Week to reach larger-scale audience

With the run-up to Love Lamb Week (1-7 September) reaching its climax, the supply chain is being called on to get behind the campaign. 

2 Sisters to expand production at Merthyr Tydfil plant

2 Sisters Food Group has announced plans to invest £1.4 million (m) to expand supply from its processing facility in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Sausage sales boost for Nisa Heritage range

Nisa’s own-label Heritage range has racked up its highest week of sausage sales. 

Solid second-quarter growth for Moy Park

JBS Europe – Moy Park saw a “solid” rise in revenue in the second quarter of the year thanks to fluctuating currencies. 

Seven UK pork processors given China access

Seven businesses in England and Northern Ireland have been granted access to supply pork to China following the agreement of a new export deal. 

Dawn Meats and Dunbia merger under CMA investigation

An investigation has been launched into the joint venture of Dawn Meats and Dunbia by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). 

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

Women across the meat supply chain are being encouraged to attend the fourth Meat Business Women seminar.

Defra launches mandatory CCTV consultation

Defra has launched a consultation on implementing mandatory CCTV in all slaughterhouses.

Kerry sees increased competition in UK market

The Kerry Group’s UK and Ireland consumer foods division saw increased competition in the first half of the year. 

Free waste management service available to meat industry

A new, free waste management service has been launched to help food manufacturing companies save money and reduce their environmental footprint.

UK signs £34 million beef export deal with Philippines

The UK has signed a beef export deal with the Philippines worth £34 million (m) over the next five years.

Unexplained fire causes extensive damage to Scottish pig abattoir

A fire in a Scottish pig abattoir has left the slaughterhouse with extensive damage. 

Bacon and whiskey producers team up for innovative product

Kennedy Bacon, based in Northern Ireland, has joined forces with Dingle Irish Whiskey from Co Kerry in the Republic to create a whiskey-infused bacon. 

Hilton Food Group confirms acquisition talks

Processor Hilton Food Group has confirmed that it is in discussions to acquire fish supplier Icelandic Seachill. 

Meat companies go for gold

Meat companies across the nation have been honoured at the Great Taste Awards 2017. 

Solid growth for Devro’s UK and Ireland sales

Sausage casings manufacturer Devro saw UK and Ireland volume sales growth for the first six months of the year. 

FSA: Cleveland Meat Company suspension ‘not taken lightly’

Stopping production at wholesaler Cleveland Meat Company, which saw the firm axe 68 jobs and go into administration, was a decision not taken lightly, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has claimed.

Yorkshire Dales Meat Company revamps retail range

The Yorkshire Dales Meat Company has relaunched its retail range of Burgers and Steaks with a new brand and packaging look. 

Porky Whites extends Lights range

Porky Whites has extended its Lights range in response to public demand for healthier products. 

Treatment of administration-hit firm criticised

The Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) decision to suspend production at Stockton-on-Tees-based wholesaler Cleveland Meat Company, following which it entered into administration with 68 job losses, has been slammed.

John Dracup to leave 2 Sisters

2 Sisters’ red meat procurement director John Dracup has decided to leave the business. 

Cranswick sees ‘positive start’ to the financial year

Cranswick has reported a “positive start” for the first three months of the financial year, driven by a growth in volume sales. 

Cannon & Cannon still suffering after terror attack

Cured meat retailer and wholesaler Cannon & Cannon is still counting the costs of last month’s terror attack at London Bridge. 

2 Sisters and Innovis grow lamb initiative

A lamb supply chain scheme between processor 2 Sisters Food Group and genetic expert Innovis has been expanded. 

Snaffling Pig continues to crack grocery sector

Premium pork crackling producer Snaffling Pig has expanded its portfolio with the launch of its new pork crumb seasoning. 

Gove: UK has historic opportunity to review animal welfare

The UK has a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to review animal welfare policy, according to environment secretary Michael Gove.

2 Sisters Food Group expands Perthshire cutting site

2 Sisters Food Group has expanded its cutting operation at its chicken processing site in Perthshire.