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Hospital food operators urged to promote healthy eating

Hospital eateries must provide healthier alternatives as part of efforts to tackle rising obesity rates in Northern Ireland. 

Fire & Smoke uses social media to drive awareness

Kerry Foods is heavily targeting Millennials via social media and outdoor events as part of a nationwide road show for its Fire & Smoke branded cooked meats, bacon and snack pots. 

Eastern flavours inspire Riverside’s new goujon range

Riverside Foods has drawn inspiration from eastern curry flavours as it expands its chicken goujon and chunk range. 

Industry fights to narrow meat origins education gap

The meat industry has highlighted its work with children to raise awareness of where their food comes from, amid British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) results highlighting worrying gaps in their knowledge.

Barbecue campaign tackles steak fears

AHDB Beef & Lamb aims to debunk misconceptions that steaks are too difficult to cook on the barbecue in a broader campaign designed to give the negative image of the Great British barbecue a makeover. 

Red Tractor employs Facebook, Twitter in barbecue contest

Red Tractor aims to wield Facebook and Twitter to drive a hunt for ‘Britain’s Best BBQ-er’, a first for the farm assured standards brand. 

Pork sector advised on burgeoning markets in Asia

Chicken exports are 'the big winner' for the UK meat industry internationally, amid continued opportunities for pork in China, delegates at a recent trade conference heard. 

Grilled steak is top of the menu in British pubs

Grilled steak is the most popular food dish in British pubs, according to new research from Mintel. 

Meat exports grow for first quarter of 2017

International exports of UK meat and animal products have increased 10.8% for the first quarter of 2017.

Northern Irish pork receives Bake Off finalist’s backing

Great British Bake Off finalist Andrew Smyth has thrown his support behind Northern Irish pork. 

Scottish red meat goes global

A new initiative has been designed to promote Scottish red meat on an international level.

How Highland cattle breed reached Smithfield's restaurant menu

London’s Smiths of Smithfield has entered into partnership with Grace Noble, a supplier of Aberdeenshire Highland cattle, in a move that builds on its commitment to British. 

British pork targets US market

Quality cuts of British pork will be displayed at the National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago later this month. 

HCC focus group targets lamb sales

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) aims to boost lamb purchases, with the Welsh meat promotional body having convened a focus group to pinpoint emerging trends that are ripe for development. 

American trends prompt TGI Fridays brand expansion

Brand expansion agency Beanstalk is to work with TGI Fridays to develop its international licensing programme, with a focus on the UK. 

KFC opens kitchen to public

Fast food chain KFC is opening its restaurant kitchens to the public, offering a chance to see how the famous fried chicken is made. 

Dry-ageing bacon firm launches into foodservice

Kennedy Bacon, based out of Co Tyrone, is expanding its audience reach and launching a new product aimed at chefs and retailers. 

Foodservice inflation bucks traditional trend

The current exchange rate has potentially led to a “new norm” for meat and poultry inflation prices in the foodservice sector, experts have concurred. 

Crawshaw to enter into multi-million pound partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group

Crawshaw Group plc has announced today (Wednesday 26 April) that it has entered into a “transformational” supply chain partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group.

Wild West Jerky to fuel firefighters’ charity race

Two firefighters racing across the Atlantic Ocean are being supported by Wild West Jerky, part of the Meat Snacks Group. 

Irish flair for Fortnum & Mason

Prestigious retailer Fortnum & Mason has introduced a Glenarm Shorthorn branded premium burger from Northern Irish producer Hannan Meats. 

Charity BBQ initiative launched in Scotland

Scottish hospices are to benefit from a new BBQ campaign that will raise funds for the care homes.

Kettyle Irish food partners with Guinness for new burger

Northern Irish meat processor Kettyle Irish Foods has joined forces with Guinness to introduce a premium beef burger. 

St Bart’s Smithfield introduces new barbecue menu

London’s St Bart’s Smithfield, part of the Hush Heath Estate pub and hotel group, is celebrating the approach of summer with the launch of an exclusive BBQ menu. 

Meatsnacks brings jerky to vending machines

Beef jerky is finding a new platform in the UK vending market thanks to the Meatsnacks Group. 

Holland’s Pies range undergoes 'nostalgic' rebranding

Holland’s Pies, based in Lancashire, has revealed a new look to complement a year of growth and innovation for the firm. 

Scottish butcher capitalises on sausage health craze

Malcolm Allan, Scotland’s Family Butcher, is the latest to make the most out of the health trend by introducing two low-fat sausage products. 

Scotch meat receives Olympic swimmer’s backing

Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI has received support from 10 Scottish swimmers, including Olympian Duncan Scott and Commonwealth Games star Ross Murdoch. 

Quality assurance scheme targets Cypriot tourist community

British Quality Standard beef has been showcased in Cyprus, to meet the demands of British ex-pats and holidaymakers.

Scottish meat exports experience successful 2016

Exports of Scottish meat products rose by 11% in 2016. 

Food businesses oppose inspection charges

UK food processors have unequivocally voiced their opposition to the idea of being charged for statutory inspections. 

Levy board launches revamped quality assurance scheme

The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) Beef & Lamb introduced its new Quality Standard Mark (QSM) Scheme revamp with the help of a new scheme ambassador. 

Chefs’ Choice Awards winners unveiled

The winners of the inaugural Chefs’ Choice Awards have been announced. 

Pub manager fined after food poisoning death

A food business operator and the manager of a public house in Cornwall has been fined following the death of an elderly lady.

UK lamb set to return to Kuwait

Lamb from the United Kingdom will once again be available in Kuwait, following a new deal worth up to £15 million. 

Foodservice firm acquired by Danish Crown UK

Nottingham-based foodservice company Leivers Brothers has been acquired by Danish Crown UK for an undisclosed fee. 

Quality Standard Mark Lamb showcased at Gulfood

British Quality Standard Mark Lamb has enjoyed a presence at an international trade show in Dubai this past week. 

Pig cakes for Pancake Day at Oxford restaurant chain

Pancake Day ‘Pigcakes’, concoctions made entirely of meat, are on offer from Oxford restaurant chain House of Jacob throughout 28 February, the business has claimed. 

Bidvest Foodservice changes name to Bidfood

Bidvest Foodservice is to change its trading name to Bidfood.

Young consumers targeted as driving food retail

Farmers are being told to position themselves to meet obstacles as the food retail sector is expected to be impacted by the current political climate. 

Foodservice sector offered advice ahead of Great British Beef Week

With the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW) under way, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has provided foodservice operators with tips on getting the most out of British beef.

Brazilian meat giant launches European foodservice platform

BRF Europe looks to expand in foodservice with the launch of an online platform positioning itself as a partner of choice for poultry. 

Linden Foods launches gourmet burger range

Northern Irish meat processor Linden Food Group has introduced a new 20-strong range of gourmet burgers. 

Sharing mini roasts to drive Great British Beef Week

Foodservice operators are being encouraged to embrace roast beef as a mini sharing dish to promote beef in the run-up to Great British Beef Week (GBBW).

Meat company faces court over ‘lying’ to customers

A now-defunct meat company is facing trial over allegedly deceiving its customers. 

Finalists announced for Chefs’ Choice Awards

Finalists have been announced for the Chefs’ Choice Awards, created by Meat Trades Journal’s sister title The Grocer, in association with Food Innovation Solutions, to showcase the best work of foodservice suppliers. 

Welsh beef finds new market in Singapore restaurant

The first shipment of Celtic Pride Welsh Beef to Singapore will soon be enjoyed in one of the country’s most esteemed restaurants. 

Exclusive: Gen Y market worth £85m for Welsh lamb

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) wants to accelerate demand for PGI Welsh Lamb with millennials, who represent an “untapped opportunity” worth £85m. 

Bidvest Foodservice adds 140 trendy foods to menu

Bidvest Foodservice has added 140 new products to its catalogue of foods and beverages for the summer menu, with premium burgers and American-style beef ribs expected to be popular. 

Welsh meat industry welcomes new US Administration

With the US’s new commander-in-chief seated in the Oval Office, the Welsh red meat industry said that it is looking forward to working with President Trump to open up the market for lamb and beef exports.