Student chef poultry competition returns

The British poultry industry is calling on student chefs to show their creativity by entering its annual catering competition. 

Council backtracks on halal school meals ban

Lancashire County Council has made a U-turn on its decision to only supply halal meat from animals that have been stunned before slaughter in school meals. 

Russell Hume in ‘serious non-compliance’ with food hygiene regulations

Russell Hume, the meat specialist, has been stopped from supplying meat after an unannounced inspection by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) found instances of “serious non-compliance” with food hygiene regulations. 

AHDB shares chefs’ tips for carcase balance

Six top British chefs have taken part in an Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) project to share how they use the whole beef and lamb carcase in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money.

Central Foods launches gluten-free sausage roll

Central Foods has boosted its free-from range with the introduction of a gluten-free sausage roll. 

Booze-infused flavours on the menu this Christmas

Ingredients specialists Dalziel Ingredients has outlined its predictions for flavour profiles this holiday season. 

Welsh meat strengthens EU ties with German focus

Although the nation may be prepping itself to divorce from the EU, august personnel from the Welsh red meat sector are strengthening connections with the Union. 

Australia and Wales unite to showcase ‘lightning lamb’

Representatives from the Welsh and Australian industries have joined forces to demonstrate lamb as a quick meal option. 

Foodservice inflation remains steady in October

Inflation in wholesale foodservice prices declined for the second month in a row in October 2017 to reach 5.8%, according to the latest edition of the CGA Prestige Foodservice Price Index.

West Country Beef and Lamb on show at Lebey Guide launch

West Country Beef and Lamb was showcased at the recent launch of the Lebey Restaurant Guide, which details 200 of the best restaurants in London and Paris. 

BRF adds two new lines to UK foodservice menu

Two product ranges have been added to BRF’s growing portfolio of on-trend fare, both of which will be available at major UK distributors from February.

Tom Kerridge to open butcher initiative this Friday

Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge is to open his butcher-come-pub project on Friday, 17 November 2017. 

Scottish red meat sector positioned to tackle Brexit challenge

The Scottish red meat sector has been told that it has a strong future ahead of it, despite the obstacles that may be presented by Brexit. 

Initiative partners Scotch meat with craft beer

In celebration of St Andrew’s Day (30 November), a new #Meat4Beer initiative has been launched to encourage consumers to pair Scottish beef, lamb and pork with craft beers. 

The only way is ethics with 28 Well Hung

Match.com may be an unlikely catalyst for a pop-up street food outfit, but it’s what set Catherine Menist (pictured) and Gary Solomons on the path to founding 28 Well Hung. 

Bawnbua investment earns new contacts

Added-value meat supplier Bawnbua Foods has seen its food ingredients sector presence grow following an investment of £500,000 in its production facilities. According to the business, this investment has helped it win new supply contracts within the food manufacturing sector that are worth over £2 million in sales to date. 

‘Perfectly cooked meats’ help Stocksfield pub win national roast dinner award

The winner of this year’s Best British Roast Dinner 2017 has been revealed as The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield.

Entries open for Chefs’ Choice Awards 2018

Entries are now open for the second Chefs’ Choice Awards. 

Japanese Wagyu targets premium restaurants

Japanese exporters are eyeing up the UK as a market for the country’s Wagyu beef.

Tom Kerridge and Greene King team for butcher and pub plan

Two Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has teamed up with pub chain Greene King to develop a butcher and public house combination.

Foodservice meat prices buck overall trends

Meat prices in foodservice have fallen to a four-month low, at odds with most other categories in the sector. 

Loose Woman champions Scotch Lamb

The host of ITV’s Loose Women has thrown her support behind Scotch Lamb PGI. 

Chefs celebrate Welsh lamb as part of Love Lamb Week 2017

Welsh lamb entered the spotlight last week, as under-appreciated cuts were showcased by celebrated chefs as part of Love Lamb Week (1-7 September).

KFC defends high standards of chicken welfare

Fast food chain KFC UK has said it is “proud” of the chickens it sources, after it found itself under fire from activist group World Animal Protection.  

New pastry range targets butchers and meat manufacturers

Bells Food Group has launched a new business arm, with the aim of tapping into the butchery sector. 

Fish and chip shop revamps to meet consumer demand

A Doncaster fish and chip shop, Golden Cod, has announced an £80,000 refurbishment in order to meet customer demands. 

Welsh charity rewarded with hog roast

A charity and school cluster from Wales were awarded with a hog roast after winning a competition. 

Central Foods gets Red Tractor seal of approval

Central Foods has achieved Red Tractor accreditation for its KaterKing Prime Pork Meatballs.

You’re hired with Meat Business Women

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

UK-Philippines trade deal welcomed by Scotland

The new multi-million beef export deal between the UK and the Philippines has been labelled as “excellent news for the Scottish red meat industry”. 

Eden Project commits to sustainable fish

The Eden Project has joined 70 other local businesses, including a local Jamie Oliver restaurant, in a commitment to only serve sustainable Cornish seafood. 

Sheep farmers champion Love Lamb Week

The next generation of sheep farmers is calling on the next generation of shoppers to put lamb back on plates across Britain through Love Lamb Week. 

Nando’s launches investigation into chicken supplier

Chicken restaurant Nando’s has announced it will investigate a poultry farm that has been accused of animal abuse. 

Subway launches limited premium chicken option

Sandwich bar chain Subway has introduced a new premium chicken sandwich to its offerings. 

How Britain likes its steaks

Retailer Aldi has provided an insight into how the British public prefers its steak, with some surprising results.

Cured meats company joins snacking revolution

Northern Irish firm Ispini Charcuterie is taking a novel approach to encourage consumers to try its hand-cured meats as an on-the-go snack. 

Meat companies go for gold

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

Welsh levy board celebrates ‘Llamb’s Day’

Welsh red meat is taking centre stage at one of London’s newest restaurants. 

Pukka Pies modernises foodservice branding

Pukka Pies has given its foodservice branding a makeover to make it more appealing to the ‘foodie’ market. 

Britain’s best bacon butty formula revealed

The secret to making the perfect bacon butty is out, according to IronmongeryDirect. 

Beef and pork prices rise ‘dramatically’

At an 11% year-on-year increase per kg, beef prices have reached an all-time high, according to Beacon Purchasing. 

Hannan Meats expands supply deal outside Northern Ireland

World Steak Challenge-winning meat producer Hannan Meats has secured its second supply deal in England. 

Welsh red meat industry makes ‘notable success’ in new markets

Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales’ (HCC) new chairman has praised the success Welsh red meat has had in new international markets, but warned that it would be for nothing should exports be lost after Brexit is complete. 

Adding value highlighted at Royal Welsh Show

Consumers are to be given an insight as to how the country’s meat sector can add value and create innovative new products at the Royal Welsh Show. 

Bidfood’s ‘innovative’ turkey the centrepiece of huge Christmas range

Bidfood has launched its largest-ever selection of on-trend Christmas products, with its innovative no-bone turkey cushion the star of the show. 

Welsh Lamb strengthens ties with French consumers

The Welsh red meat industry said that it is “determined” to show its commitment to its European customers, including France, which is its largest overseas market.

HCC partners with chefs to showcase local produce

Hybu Cig Cymru – Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) is partnering with some of the country’s most innovative chefs to showcase new recipes for Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef.

Celebrated chef showcases Welsh Lamb in new pop-up

Amateur chef and food blogger Imran Nathoo has thrown his support behind Welsh Lamb to develop his take on the classic kebab. 

Funnybones adds spice to foodservice with Tex-Mex bites

Funnybones Foodservice has produced a new range of bite-sized pork products for foodservice operators. 

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.