Meat, poultry & seafood

Sainsbury's has launched a lower carbon beef range. Image: Sainsbury's, Mikael Buck

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Sainsbury’s launches lower carbon beef range

By Gwen Ridler

Sainsbury’s has launched a new range of beef with a 25% lower carbon footprint compared to industry standard, reportedly the lowest carbon been ever produced in the UK.

The UK has been over reliant on EU-trained vets historically, but regulation post-Brexit has added a spanner in the works. Credit:Getty/andresr

Long read

Solving the UK vet shortage

By Bethan Grylls

Following the UK’s departure from the EU, the UK’s veterinary sector was hit hard. Now, shortages threaten food safety risks and delays at borders – so what can we do to change this bleak narrative?

FHIRST Living Soda is made without sugar or sweeteners and can boost gut health. Credit: FHIRST

Start-ups

Food and drink start-ups to watch

By William Dodds

Food Manufacture takes a closer look at start-ups specialising in cultivated meat, gut health and reduced sugar products as they seek to address emerging trends.

From p[lant-based to sugar replacement, we observe some of the biggerst trends for the year so far

Feature

Mid point trends: Developments and innovation in food and drink

By Gwen Ridler

From the continued growth of the plant-based meat alternatives in a sea of administrations, to the latest innovations in coffee flavours and everything in between, we explore some of the need-to-know trends in the food and drink manufacturing industry....

Welsh game could provide a healthy option for schools and hospitals. Image credit: Getty, DronG

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Push for game as healthier option in hospitals and schools

By Gwen Ridler

Welsh game could provide a cheaper, healthier option for hospitals and schools looking for lean, high protein meat and should be given equal billing to regularly used staples like chicken, beef and lamb, according to the organisers of the Welsh Game Fair.

How to be prepared for unexpected Trading Standards inspections and what to do during the visit. Credit: Getty/Bonfanti Diego

Legal brief

Animal welfare: what to expect from a trading standards visit

By Katie Temple

Animal welfare is high on the political agenda and a visit from Trading Standards is always an unpredictable possibility. Katie Temple, food lawyer at Roythornes Solicitors, explains how to prepare and what may be needed next.

Stratagem on closures: “It's just a big domino effect of the current crisis we're in

Long read

What’s driving food factory closures – and how to avoid them

By Bethan Grylls

With news of administrations, proposed closures and complete shutdowns haunting the headlines, Food Manufacture takes a deep dive into the drivers, whether this is a trend set to last and what businesses can do to turn things around.

The BMPA represents the majority of meat businesses in the UK. Credit: Getty / sturti

Long read

Lifting the lid on the British meat industry

By William Dodds

Nick Allen and Nan Jones of the British Meat Processing Association (BMPA) provide insight into the state of the UK meat industry, while calling on Government to help the sector forge a path forward.

Tim Rycroft will step down as AHDB chief executive at the end of the year

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Tim Rycroft to step down as AHDB boss

By Gwen Ridler

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) chief executive Tim Rycroft has announced he will step down from the position at the end of the year.

Undeclared allergens, pieces of plastic and raw product sparked recalls this past month

Recalls

Allergen threat and manufacturing errors spark recalls

By Gwen Ridler

Undeclared allergens including milk, soya and gluten continue to spark recalls of food and drink, as manufacturers pull products from the shelf in response to potential choking hazards and labelling errors.

BMPA chief executive Nick Allen served as master of ceremonies for yesterday's exploration into the future of British meat

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What will the meat processing plant of the future look like?

By Gwen Ridler

Representatives from across the meat processing industry descended on the Butcher’s Hall in London yesterday (June 27) to learn about Meat Industry 2.0 and the role of automation and cultured meat in the future of the sector at the British Meat Processor’s...

Pictured: Rural affairs minister, Lesley Griffiths

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Welsh parliament to vote on historic Agricultural Bill

By Bethan Grylls

The Wales Agriculture Bill, which moves to its final stage of Senedd scrutiny, will pave the way for ambitious and transformational legislation to support farmers to produce food and other goods in a sustainable manner.

An investigation linking an outbreak of salmonella to chicken supplied to UK supermarkets raised concerns surrounding food safety regulations

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Stronger regulations needed in light of poultry salmonella outbreaks

By Gwen Ridler

Reports that a meat supplier to UK supermarkets was sourcing chickens dosed with antibiotics linked to deadly superbugs highlights that current guidance and regulation does not go far enough to ensure food safety, according to the Farm Animal Investment...

Are current meat inspections fair on smaller abattoirs? Credit: Getty/Portra

Short read

Does meat inspection at small abattoirs need to change?

By Bethan Grylls

With many smaller abattoirs forced to close, is it time for the meat inspection process in the UK to change in support of independents – and what is the government already doing to help?

Andrew Brodie: “Expanding our footprinting exercise to 60% of chicken farms is a really positive and vitally important next step on our ongoing journey to NetZero.

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Avara Foods extends carbon footprint reporting

By Gwen Ridler

Poultry processor Avara Foods is to extend its carbon footprint reporting to include more of its agricultural supply chain as it works towards its commitment to build a complete footprint of its entire farming base by 2025.

Over 7,000 acres of Rhug Estate is managed organically

Short read

Rhug Estate: The perks of organic production

By Becky George

Lord Newborough of Rhug Estate in North Wales has been a prominent organic advocate since the late 1990s. Beyond the estate’s organic livestock enterprises and expansive farm shop, the business has continuously diversified its routes to market to deliver...

PlanEat's Protein Poppers take home the grand prize at last night's Ecotrophelia UK 2023

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University of Nottingham wow Ecotrophelia judges

By Bethan Grylls

A team of five students from the University of Nottingham have been announced the winners of Ecotrophelia UK, taking home a grand prize of £2,000 and the opportunity to represent the UK in the nationals in Europe.

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