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19 June 2018 | Meat Processing,News

A small laboratory in a quiet North Yorkshire village has been re-awarded a government contract to help battle fraud in the pork supply chain. Agro...

Small North Yorkshire laboratory wins contract to help battle meat fraud

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18 June 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Products

A multi-million pound package of support to help the Welsh food industry prepare for Brexit has been announced today. First Minister Carwyn Jones h...

£2.15m Brexit fund announced to help support Welsh red meat sector

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15 June 2018 | Cattle,Finance,Meat Processing,News

Scottish farmers have written to Aberdeenshire councillors asking them to back planning proposals for a new £20m meat production facility. NFU Scot...

Scottish farmers call on councillors to approve £20m meat production facility

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11 June 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Supermarkets

Sainsbury's is to stock a range of 'fake meats' next to real meat in a store trial looking to capitalise on the UK's 'flexitarian' and vegan market. ...

Sainsbury's to stock 'fake meats' next to real meat in store trial

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8 June 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Products,Sheep

A team of farmers and scientists are using CT technology to assess and improve meat quality, to ensure that consumers are getting the leanest and tast...

Team uses CT technology to improve meat quality

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5 June 2018 | Finance,Meat Processing,News

A major meat processor in Perth has been awarded £4 million from the Scottish government which will create 80 new jobs and improve facilities. The ...

Major meat processor in Perth awarded £4m to improve facilities

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5 June 2018 | Education,Meat Processing,News,Pigs

Almost half a million more shoppers bought fresh British pork during the two phases of a new £3 million advertising campaign promoting the meat. Th...

Half a million more Brits buy fresh pork thanks to £3m advert campaign

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31 May 2018 | Government,Meat Processing,News,Sheep

A consultation on mandating sheep carcase classification will commence which proposes to improve transparency across the food chain and ensure farmers...

New sheep carcase classification 'will improve transparency'

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30 May 2018 | Agri Safety,Meat Processing,News

A Kent butcher has raised his concerns over how the rising threats from vegan activists, some from as far as Australia, are having a negative impact o...

'Trying to ruin our reputation': Vegan activists deface Kent butcher with graffiti

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25 May 2018 | Husbandry,Meat Processing,News

The government has been called to support the UK's dwindling number of small abattoirs rather than introduce a ban on animal exports in a bid to reduc...

Support for small abattoirs grows amid potential live export ban

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23 May 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News

Adverts with a cheeky sense of humour are to be launched this month and hope to build upon the thin cut steak market over the next three years. The...

'Cheeky beef' ad campaign looks to increase use of beef carcase

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22 May 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

New research shows the overwhelming majority of the British public have never bought game meat, but with effective promotion and marketing this could ...

'Enormous potential' for game meat as most Brits confess to never buying it

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Farming unions have appealed to the government to adopt a customs arrangement with the EU that allows beef and lamb to be exported to established mark...

Unions urge customs arrangement with EU to allow flow of beef and lamb exports

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15 May 2018 | Meat Processing,News

The UK is in serious danger of losing its local, traceable meat supplies as over a third of small abattoirs have closed in the past decade. The sta...

Group appeals to Defra to avert crisis in local meat availability

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4 May 2018 | Animal Health,Government,Meat Processing,News

Legislation requiring CCTV in all abattoirs in England has come into force today, the government has announced. Official Veterinarians will have un...

Legislation on mandatory CCTV in abattoirs comes into force

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2 May 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Rural Life

Small abattoirs across the UK run the risk of closing down, with the decline running against the growing public demand for local, traceable food. G...

Industry appeals for action as small abattoirs run risk of closing down

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Canada holds "great potential" and is "incredibly important" as an emerging market for British meat post-Brexit. Currently the sixth largest import...

Canada holds 'great potential' as emerging market for British meat

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29 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

Michael Gove has recognised the role livestock will play in future farming systems as he identified meat a "crucial part" to a balanced diet. The c...

Gove recognises role of livestock farmers as he calls meat 'crucial' to diet

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27 April 2018 | Finance,Government,Market Reports,Meat Processing,News

The Welsh red meat industry is in a major drive to grow new markets outside the European Union as Brexit uncertainty continues. Hybu Cig Cymru – Me...

Welsh red meat industry in major drive to grow new markets outside EU

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25 April 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Supermarkets

Marks & Spencer has launched a new food marketing campaign that shines a spotlight on its beef traceability standards, from farm-to-fork. M&S is no...

M&S unveils British beef traceability campaign based on DNA sampling

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24 April 2018 | Government,LAMMA,Meat Processing,News

The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers (SAMW) has called on government to deliver Brexit certainty today, rather than "tomorrow or sometime in t...

Red meat industry demands Brexit certainty from government

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20 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Produce,Products

French MPs have voted to ban vegan and vegetarian products from using terms enjoyed by their meat counterparts, such as 'sausage' and 'steak'. The ...

France to ban vegan products from using terms like 'sausage' and 'steak'

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11 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Pigs,Produce

A complaint from vegan group Viva! on the AHDB Pork Midweek Meals campaign has not been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority. The claim th...

Advertising Standards reject vegan complaint directed at pork advert

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6 April 2018 | Meat Processing,News,Poultry,Supermarkets

Sainsbury's has returned its Good Chicken Award after keeping the title for almost eight years due to failure in achieving higher welfare commitments....

Sainsbury’s returns Good Chicken Award after eight years

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26 March 2018 | Cattle,Meat Processing,News,Produce

A study to look at the feasibility of introducing DNA traceability as an additional measure to guarantee the authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI is being ...

DNA traceability could guarantee authenticity of Scotch Beef PGI

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