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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Countdown to Trade Show in Full Swing
UK - The 2015 Meatup show which includes the Food Science & Technology show this year will open its doors on 30 June....
Monday, June 01, 2015
Livestock Sectors to Have Say on Centre of Excellence
UK - The Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL) is a step closer to becoming reality following confirmation that the bid has reached formal interview stage....
Friday, May 29, 2015
Three Quarters of Chickens Test Positive for Campylobacter
UK - Most chickens test positive for the presence of campylobacter, according to the results of a year-long study published by the UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA)....
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Thurne High Performance Slicing Systems Are Back
UK - Middleby Corporation has acquired Marel's High Speed Slicing range and has relaunched the original Thurne brand....
USDA Reports Give Bearish Chicken Outlook
US - The US Department of Agriculture's recent Cattle on Feed report creates a bullish outlook for cattle futures, whilst their Cold Storage report indicates a bearish outlook for pork and chicken, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Good Animal Welfare Standards in Most UK Slaughterhouses
UK – Most slaughterhouses in the UK have been found to have good animal welfare practices, according to the findings of the British Food Standards Agency following a programme of unannounced inspections....
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Tri-Nations Butchery Team on Show at Meatup
UK - A group of top British butchers will be sharpening their skills ahead of this year’s Tri-Nations Butchers Challenge at the national Meatup event on 30 June....
Friday, May 22, 2015
Fall in UK Poultry Meat Production
UK - In 2014, UK production of poultry meat decreased for the first time since 2009, while chicken production was lower, after six consecutive annual increases. ...
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Cranswick Hits £1 billion in Revenue
UK - UK pig meat and food processor Cranswick Foods has seen its revenue rise to more than £1 billion over the last year....
Northern Ireland Looks to Grow Exports
NORTHERN IRELAND - Growing Northern Ireland’s agricultural markets is one of the main aims of the Northern Ireland government....
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Third of People at Risk from Campylobacter Food Poisoning
UK - New figures from the Food Standards Agency (FSA) show that up to a third of the population could contract food poisoning from campylobacter, a bug most commonly found on raw chicken, during their lifetime....
Monday, May 18, 2015
Food Safety Prosecutions Applauded
UK - A turkey abattoir and a dairy farmer have been successfully prosecuted for breaching food safety regulations....
Scottish Poultry Processing Plant Closure Announced
SCOTLAND, UK - Politicians have taken action to try and save jobs after the closure of a poultry processing plant in Angus was announced....
Friday, May 15, 2015
Award for 2 Sisters for Time and Attendance System
UK – UK based poultry and food processor 2 Sisters has received an award from one if its suppliers in recognition of work carried out to consolidate the business' time and attendance (T&A) systems onto one platform....
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Moy Park Soars to 5 million Chickens per Week
UK – UK poultry processor Moy Park has increased its output to 5 million chickens per week for the first time in the company’s 72 year history....
Dunbia Butcher Wins National Award
UK - An employee of meat processor Dunbia has beaten off competition from across the UK to be named Best Meat Processing Student by the Institute of Meat and the Worshipful Company of Butchers....
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Industry Leaders Urge New Government to Make Food and Farming Priority
UK - Farming and food industry leaders have come together to discuss the need for food and farming to be firmly high up on the new UK government’s agenda....
Award for 2 Sisters’ Work on Campylobacter
UK - Poultry and food processor, 2 Sisters Food Group has won industry praise for its work in controlling Campylobactor....
Snowbird Targets World Flavours for Foodservice
UK - UK meat and food further processor Snowbird foods is offering caterers the opportunity to lead customers on a fine-dining tour of the world....
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Call to New UK Government for Positive Farming Agenda
UK - The UK's National Farmers Union has offered to work with the new British government to shape and implement their food and farming manifesto pledges....
Friday, May 08, 2015
New Training Requirements Significant Step Forward for Animal Welfare
UK - New requirements relating to the appointment, training and certification of Animal Welfare Officers in meat production operations, are soon to be implemented in England....
Thursday, May 07, 2015
Energy Saving Initiative for Bernard Matthews
UK - Bernard Matthews, the largest turkey producer and processor in the UK, has broken ground on the next phase of its large-scale carbon cutting exercise....
Tuesday, May 05, 2015
2 Sisters Commits to Responsible Use of Antibiotics
UK - Poultry meat company, 2 Sisters, is making moves to preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics critical to human health. It is to remove antibiotics used in medicine from its poultry production and setting up two trial farms to identify techniques...
Volatility Takes Toll on UK Farm Profitability
UK - A significant drop in commodity prices across the board is a major factor in causing a fall in the overall profitability of the farming sector in 2014, the National Farmers Union has said....
New Bursaries for Students Seeking Meat and Livestock Careers
UK - Students, who plan to use their Harper Adams University degrees to build careers in the meat and livestock industries, are invited to apply for bursaries worth up to £5,000 per year of study....
 
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