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3 March 2015| Meat Processing,News,Pigs

3 March 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
Shoppers urge retailers to stock British pork

A new survey has found the majority of shoppers want supermarkets to sell pork from British farms, despite a glut of cheap foreign pork caused by turm...


'Unacceptable' levels of contamination in supermarket chickens

73% of fresh chickens on sale in supermarkets in the UK are contaminated with the food poisoning bug campylobacter, according to the latest tests by t...


25 February 2015 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News
Smaller markets help fuel beef export growth

Demand from smaller markets helped drive a six per cent growth in the volume of beef exports from the UK in 2014, according to EBLEX. Full export f...


Government reveals economic plan for farming sector

An economic plan for the food and farming sector that will ensure 'this thriving industry continues to grow and create jobs' has been revealed by Envi...


'British beef to US and British poultry to China', Truss tells farmers

Getting quality British poultry products into China and securing a better deal for UK farmers from the EU were just a couple of topics discussed when ...


'Alarming' decline in UK food production, new report warns

A new report published by the NFU today has revealed disturbing new figures relating to the UK’s self-sufficiency in food. It states that at curre...


23 February 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs
NPA will tell MEPs why British pork is special

British pig farmers will lay claim to being the most forward-looking in Europe when they join MEPs for a British breakfast in Brussels on Thursday hos...


23 February 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets
Media coverage could 'increase food fraud cases'

There is a growing number of food fraudsters infiltrating the UK supply chain, and experts within the food industry think increased media coverage mig...


Government called on to end non-stun slaughter

The government has been called on to end non-stun slaughter on the day of a Parliamentary debate on an e-petition. The debate will take place in We...


'There's beef, there's Scottish beef, then there's Scotch Beef'

Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI will be on retail shelves throughout Sweden as a result of a new partnership involving Quality Meat Scotland on be...


Festive beef demand leads to sales growth

Increased demand for beef during the Christmas period led to year-on-year sales growth in both value and volume, according to AHDB/EBLEX analysis of t...


12 February 2015 | Meat Processing,News,NFU,Produce
Resolution on country of origin labelling for meat in processed food

NFU Cymru has welcomed the news that the resolution on country of origin labelling for meat in processed food was passed in the European Parliament. ...


Imbalances persist in our supply chains, says NFUS President in final address

In his final address to NFU Scotland’s AGM as President, Borders farmer Nigel Miller has called on the momentum established in 2014 to continue. Mr...


Butchers to compete in WorldSkills UK for the first time

Talented butchers across the UK are to be given a chance to showcase their skills in the Butchery WorldSkills UK National Competition for the first ti...


5 February 2015 | Meat Processing,News,Produce
Horsemeat scandal watchdog welcomes plan for new food crime unit

The Scottish-based company which was at the forefront of food safety in the horsemeat scandal of 2012 has welcomed the Government's plan to set up a f...



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