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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.

Job threat at meat plant as Tulip targets inefficiency

Up to 118 jobs could go at Tulip Ltd’s cooked meat processing facility in King’s Lynn, Norfolk as the company strives to turn its losses into profits.

Barbecue season boosts Hilton Food Group UK turnover

Hilton Food Group (Hilton) has reported a growth in turnover in its UK division, thanks to trading-up and a good barbecue season. 

Woodall’s expands audience reach with ‘sophisticated snacks’

Charcuterie specialist Woodall’s has entered into the meat snacking category with a range of products it has branded as “sophisticated snacks”. 

Specialist finance for venison producers launched

Lloyds Bank has unveiled a new range of finance options for the UK venison industry in an effort to help boost domestic production. 

Growth-hungry Powters launches new sausages, packaging

Family-run firm Powters Sausages has refreshed its branding and launched two new products today (19 July) as it targets nationwide growth.

Halal baby food firm revamps image

Halal baby food company For Aisha has launched its rebranded image, alongside introducing an alternative flavour to the range. 

Cargill grows partnership with FareShare

Poultry processor Cargill has announced a new agreement to supply FareShare, an organisation fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. 

Moy Park fined £118,420 for causing ‘avoidable pain’

Moy Park’s Lincolnshire slaughterhouse has been fined a total of £118,420 on four counts of causing distress and unnecessary pain to chickens. 

Buchanan Foods diversifies by developing peat bacon

Northern Irish meat producer Buchanan Foods has introduced a new peat-smoked bacon in a strategy designed to set itself apart in the marketplace. 

Pork Farms launch new TV ad campaign for 2017

Pork Farms has launched a new heavyweight TV advertising campaign. 

Heck launches low-fat pork sausages

Sausage producer Heck has expanded its range with the introduction of Super Slim low-fat pork sausages. 

Poor 2016 results spur Tulip into action

A predicted operating loss for Danish Crown subsidiary Tulip Ltd has led the business to embark on an extensive recovery programme. 

Scottish food companies invited to apply for £650k grant

Food companies in Scotland working together to produce innovative ways to sell products have been invited to apply for a support grant. 

Inflation and avian flu hit 2 Sisters profit

A combination of avian influenza, cost inflation and redundancy costs have adversely impacted 2 Sisters’ third quarter profits. 

Meat industry voices post-Brexit labour fears

The British meat and farming industries have again raised concerns about access to EU workers following Brexit as the government outlined its legislative plan in the recent Queen’s address to Parliament. 

2 Sisters commended by vegan protestors

Animal rights group Devon Animal Save continues to protest again outside 2 Sisters’ Cullompton plant, but the meat processor has been commended for allowing activists to hold vigils for slaughter-bound chickens. 

Scottish meat industry wins millions in grant funding

Scottish meat processors and butchers have secured funds totalling £3.7 million through Scotland’s Food Processing, Marketing and Co-operation (FPMC) Grant Scheme. 

Investment firms eye Moy Park acquisition

UK-based private equity firms are circling poultry processor Moy Park, which has been put up for sale by Brazilian parent company JBS to pay off debts.

Northern Irish cured meats producer adds bresaola to range

Northern Ireland’s Ispini Charcuterie has expanded its range of products with a new bresaola. 

ABP and Fane Valley grow joint venture to include Linden Foods

Fane Valley Co-op and ABP Food Group are to extend their joint venture relationship to include Linden Foods, the UK-based meat processing business of Fane Valley. 

Rally call for Scotland’s supply chain post-EU

To overcome challenges that are expected to be created from Brexit, the Scottish red meat supply chain has been called upon to work together. 

Migrant labour vital to Scottish red meat industry

The importance of migrant labour to the Scottish red meat industry has been highlighted in a Brexit briefing paper, published by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

Moy Park put up for sale by Brazilian owner JBS

Brazilian meat giant JBS has put Moy Park up for sale but the firm’s chief executive Janet McCollum says it is “business as usual” for the Northern Irish poultry processor. 

2 Sisters appoints new livestock procurement head

Processor 2 Sisters has appointed Prys Morgan as its new head of livestock procurement at Merthyr Tydfil.

Packaging firm invests in energy-saving technology

Linpac spent £320,000 on an advanced cooling system to slash energy and water consumption at its Featherstone HQ to boost its image as an eco-friendly food packaging manufacturer.