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 Group plc has announced today (Wednesday 26 April) that it has entered into a “transformational” supply chain partnership with 2 Sisters Food Group.
Fergus Ewing, cabinet secretary for rural affairs and connectivity in Scotland, will “fight to ensure money is available” for farmers after the UK exits the European Union.
Two firefighters racing across the Atlantic Ocean are being supported by Wild West Jerky, part of the Meat Snacks Group.
Entries are underway for this year’s SuperMeat & Fish Awards, with Morrisons, Iceland and Aldi and a variety of suppliers all already stepping up to the plate.
Great British Beef Week (GBBW) has this year attracted the attention of one of the nation’s top female Tug of War teams.
Time is running out to apply to become part of Team GB and take on the rest of the globe at the World Butchers’ Challenge 2018.
Butchery won big at this year’s Farm Shop & Deli Awards.
Sunderland-based Stirks Butchers is set to branch out into a new venture as it takes over a local pub and converts it into a steakhouse.
The Meat Trades Journal annual Green Survey is still open for submissions. It’s the opportunity to make your voice heard in environmental matters in the meat industry.
Ingredients manufacturer EHL has launched new seasonings in time for the summer, including Creole and Chakalaka seasonings for meat, Chermoula seasoning for fish, and cauliflower rice.
Ginsters is to run a heavyweight six-sheet poster campaign across the UK from 8 May for four weeks, targeting shoppers across the grocery, impulse and convenience channels.
A drop in availability has led to farmgate prime cattle prices in Scotland rising modestly over the past couple of weeks.
Porky Whites is planning a “significant range extension” to its Porky Lights range.
The battle between sausage manufacturer Porky Whites and Slimming World over the fat content of Porky Lights rumbles on despite trading standards and BBC’s The One Show getting involved.
Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Joe Healy has met with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, to discuss the threats posed by Brexit to Irish agriculture.
Bacon processor Becketts Foods must pay £377k after a worker’s hand was crushed in a meat separating machine at the company’s Moat House base in Coventry.
Equity investment firm LDC has backed the secondary buyout of pork pie and sausage roll producer Addo Food Group for an undisclosed sum.
Two men found guilty of conspiring to defraud customers have been sentenced to five years each.
The Welsh red meat market has seen growth in 2016, highlighting its importance to the domestic agricultural sector.
New Food Standards Agency (FSA) chief executive Jason Feeney has pledged to work together more with the meat industry on key issues, including the development of a voluntary protocol structure for the use of CCTV in abattoirs.
Bolton Halal Chicken Ltd has been ordered to stop using bread baskets and other equipment belonging to Bakers Basco and its membership, for transporting its products without permission, in addition to paying £3,000 in costs.
Under-fire Home Office minister Robert Goodwill has written to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) after the organisation raised fears with government over access to migrant labour.
Bernard Matthews’ former owner Rutland Partners has rejected allegations it deliberately avoided a sale of the business that fully covered pension liabilities, claiming key customers sabotaged such a deal.
Danish Crown aims to grab the largest share of the UK pork market through its subsidiary Tulip, according to Danish Crown chief executive Jais Valeur and Tulip chief executive Steve Francis.
National Farmers’ Union Scotland (NFUS) has welcomed Marks & Spencer’s commitment to stock more Scottish lamb.
Capitalising on the trend towards healthy eating, Northern Irish butcher Pat O’Doherty has developed a new black pudding option.
Producers of red meat are being taught about the connections between grass management and profitability.
Diganosis solutions company Neogen has introduced a new kit to detect raw pork in meat and environmental samples.
Simon Hart, MP for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, has written to the government requesting an investigation into the collapse of a Carmarthenshire hotel business.
Alternatives to traditional Easter meats are rising in popularity this year, as fish is almost as popular as chicken.
Anthony Kitson of Kitson & Sons Butchers has returned from his visit to Holland’s premier Easter prime cattle highlight, Paasvee, where he was the first British butcher to compete.
Moy Park Ltd must pay £211,924 after a worker was injured at its site in Anwick near Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
Northern Irish meat producers Dunbia has dismissed rumours that it is considering moving operations to Great Britain.
Prestigious retailer Fortnum & Mason has introduced a Glenarm Shorthorn branded premium burger from Northern Irish producer Hannan Meats.
Jason Feeney has been appointed chief executive of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), effective immediately.
The halal industry has spoken out against footage showing the mistreatment of animals in an abattoir.
Tulip is launching sous vide barbecue-style products for Morrisons under the TGI Fridays brand, which are designed to enable shoppers to recreate the restaurant group’s dishes quickly and conveniently at home.
Abattoirs could save more than £240,000 a site and farms could collectively cut one million tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually, according to measures proposed by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The government has announced that mandatory housing for poultry in ‘Higher Risk Areas of England’ will be lifted as of Thursday, 13 April.
Scottish hospices are to benefit from a new BBQ campaign that will raise funds for the care homes.
Plans to save as many 2 Sisters Food Group jobs as possible at its Bevan Way factory in Smethwick, Staffordshire, which is set to close, have been launched by trade union Unite.
2 Sisters Food Group has confirmed that it plans to cease production at a processing site in Smethwick, Staffordshire, which could result in the loss of up to 630 jobs.
The first intake of Trailblazer apprentices have completed their final assessment.
Northern Irish meat processor Kettyle Irish Foods has joined forces with Guinness to introduce a premium beef burger.
The momentum behind exporting Welsh Lamb to the United States is growing, after one importer claimed to be “very excited about Welsh Lamb”.
Pig prices rose for the fourth consecutive week in the w/e 25 March on limited supplies and rising pre-Easter demand, AHDB Pork has claimed.
Tulip plans to invest millions in training amid ambitions to be a "world class" meat processor, CEO Steve Francis told this site.
Senior meat industry representatives have expressed frustration at Home Office minister Robert Goodwill’s reluctance to discuss their fears over access to EU labour post-Brexit, Meat Trades Journal can exclusively reveal.
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.