A £21m investment programme for Wales’ food and drink sector, designed to deliver £100m of growth for the Welsh economy, was announced at the Taste Wales conference in Newport today (23 March).
A three-year study into the factors influencing campylobacter in chicken broiler houses has been published by the University of Bristol’s School of Veterinary Sciences.
Figures from UK surveillance bodies show a 17% decline in the number of laboratory reports of human cases of campylobacter in 2016.
Confusion reigns over how to market poultry meat from UK suppliers in lockdown due to bird flu restrictions, as the disease continues to hit international trade.
Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) has joined with the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC) in providing training and resources for schoolteachers delivering the new GCSE in Food and Nutrition.
Tesco has issued a recall notice for its frozen beef Tesco Spaghetti Bolognese 400g, due to undeclared egg.
The UK “still faces the threat of epidemic of bird flu” despite poultry keepers no longer being required to keep birds indoors, according to Nigel Gibbens, chief veterinary officer for the officer.
A new welfare report on pig health has provided evidence for the high level of pig rearing standards in the UK.
The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has labelled the Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) risk assessment on MRSA and LA-MRSA as “very positive news”.
The government wants to lead a global fight against antimicrobial resistance, the “biggest threat” to human and animal health, according to environment secretary Andrea Leadsom.
The Bank of England will launch a full consultation on 30 March about the content of polymer substrate to be used in future banknotes.
Food outlets are being called on to demonstrate a commitment to reducing the use of antibiotics in company supply chains.
Poultry keepers are now facing “significant threats” to their businesses with the introduction of updated measures to prevent the spread of bird flu.
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is calling on British retailers to continue their support for producers that have had to keep poultry indoors due to the bird flu crisis.
Great Northern Sandwich Co Ltd is recalling six products containing chicken because of a blue discolouration on the meat.
Pig producers that are Red Tractor-certified will be required to use the electronic medicine book (e-MB) to record the total collated antibiotics used on their herds every three months.
Online retailer MuscleFood.com has introduced a Live Clean ready meal range – each containing fewer than 500 calories and entirely free of additives and preservatives.
British poultry producers have been warned that their businesses may be at risk of closure if the free-range status of their poultry is not extended.
A new natural, formulation-specific preservative designed to lower the risk of cancer and extend the shelf-life of chilled meats has been launched.
Alternative methods in preventing and treating infections in animals are required to overcome antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to industry experts.
Alternative methods have been called upon to phase out conventional battery cages for farming rabbits.
Leaving the European Union could lead to higher animal welfare standards for the UK.
News that blood from pregnant horses is being injected into other animals to boost meat production “would never be used for pigs destined for meat”, said the National Pig Association (NPA).
Livestock producers are being encouraged to submit lambs with suspected Schmallenberg virus (SBV) for post-mortem inspection. This call for action follows on from a rise in confirmed cases of the disease.
UK pork exporters have been told to consider the Far East as a potential market.
Shipments of pigmeat sent from the UK experienced a fall in volume for November last year. Despite this, sterling’s weakness has meant that the value of shipments remained higher compared to the same period the previous year.
The UK’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed another incident of H5N8 avian influenza in a flock of turkeys at a farm in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.
The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a recall of MDA Foods Ltd’s frozen fish and chicken.
To help people stick to their New Year’s diet, Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched a Skinny Sausage, containing as few as 78kcals.
Northern Ireland’s red meat, pork, poultry and fish sectors have been encouraged to embrace innovation in developing their industry.
Farmers in North Wales, north-west England and Scotland have been warned to be on the lookout for liver fluke this winter.
Funding for the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture (RUMA) Alliance has more than tripled as part of a new five-year plan which will help UK farming reduce antibiotic use across animal and human medicine.
British poultry-keepers are being encouraged to protect their flocks with practical biosecurity measures.
The government has extended an Avian Influenza (AI) Prevention Zone, first implemented on 6 December 2016, until 28 February.
For the first time, pig semen from UK animals has been used in India in a project to improve the country’s pig breeding stock and to produce better-quality pork.
A case of Avian Influenza (AI) has been confirmed on premises in Pontyberem, Carmarthenshire.
The Welsh red meat sector has been told it must show the “greatest resilience, agility and adaptability” in what is predicted to be a volatile 12 months.
A new study has found that there is no connection between eating red meat and cardiovascular disease risk factors.
Poultry keepers have been told to remain vigilant after a dead wild duck containing H5N8 bird flu was found in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
The Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has hit back against a report suggesting that processed meat can worsen asthma symptoms.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has criticised Marks & Spencer after releasing footage of a chicken broiler plant, which the campaign group says supplies the retailer, showing birds living in a stressful environment.
Following the outbreak of a case of H5N8 avian flu at a turkey farm in Lincolnshire, the government has placed a temporary suspension on gatherings of certain birds species.
British vets have today (19 December) expressed disappointment at a report instructed by the Welsh Government.
Avian influenza of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed in turkeys at a farm near Louth in Lincolnshire.
England is set to apply for Officially TB-Free (OTF) status for more than half of the country next year.
PGI Welsh Lamb has become somewhat of an internet sensation in Sweden.
Packaging manufacturers Skymark and B&G Products have collaborated to create a reusable cool bag that prevents the growth of bacteria such as campylobacter.
The English and Scottish governments have announced an avian influenza (AI) prevention zone in an attempt to prevent the spread of the H5N8 strain of the virus.
Steaks are becoming more tender as the quality of English beef continues to improve, a new study has found.
The importance of teenagers eating a balanced diet and the provenance of their food were two key themes teachers took away at a conference co-organised by Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) and Meat and Education.