Meat, poultry & seafood

Winners of Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2023

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Butcher’s Shop of the Year 2023 revealed

By Bethan Grylls

This year’s Butcher’s Shop awards ceremony was awash with innovation, community spirit and high-quality produce as it celebrated independent UK butchery, with McCaskie’s Butchers & Café taking home the grand prize.

Almost nine in 10 (88%) of meat businesses said their closest abattoir was essential or important of the success of their company

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Abattoir closures heavily impact meat sector success

By Gwen Ridler

Abattoirs are essential or important to the success of food firms and their availability, or lack thereof, plays a major part in more than half of businesses’ future plans, according to new research by the Sustainable Food Trust and National Craft Butchers.

We talk apprenticeships in the latest episode of the Food Manufacture Podcast

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The Food Manufacture Podcast: Apprenticeships

By Gwen Ridler

From the new faces of the industry to the educators introducing them into the world of food and drink, we talk apprenticeships in episode three of the Food Manufacture Podcast.

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The biggest trends in sausages, burgers and food forming

By Bethan Grylls

Experts of sausages, burgers and food forming take a look back (and forwards), as they examine what’s changed and how new technology is influencing the sector with Food Manufacture’s editor.

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week

Senior appointments in food and drink manufacturing

By Gwen Ridler

Cherrytree Bakery, Food Cloud and The Scottish Association of Meat Wholesalers all announced senior appointments this week, covered here in this round up of food and drink industry appointments.

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Does anyone know what sustainability means anymore?

By Bethan Grylls

The meaning of sustainability has evolved to encompass a whole host of other focuses. Do we need to untangle these once separate issues, or are we all responsible in delivering to this new meaning of sustainability?

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Novel ways of reducing food waste in F&B manufacturing

By Bethan Grylls

Following a panel discussion around ways food and drink companies can reduce their food waste and increase efficiency, our editor summarises some key talking points and our speakers come back together to answer a few more of your questions…

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Creating safe and secure food supply chains

By Bethan Grylls

Bethan Grylls summarises the key takeaways from our series of fireside chats presented earlier this week, sponsored by RSSL, as five food and drink leaders lend their expertise on maintaining and working towards a more secure, safer food and drink system....

Left to right: Kim Kettle of Long Clawson Dairy chats with Bethan Grylls of Food Manufacture

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Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode four

By Bethan Grylls

Episode four finds Bethan Grylls in Leicester where she hears from cooperative-run cheese manufacturer, Long Clawson Dairy and one of its affiliated farmers, Paul Eggleston, on the link between sustainability and food security.

Left to right: Bethan Grylls chats to Mike Wijnberg of Pilgrim's about how the manufacturer reinforces supply chain resilience and sustainability

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Why can't the UK solve food insecurity? Episode three

By Bethan Grylls

In this third instalment of Food Manufacture's investigation into UK food security, sponsored by RSSL, Bethan Grylls meets with Mike Wijnberg, Group Technical Director for Pilgrim's Pride Ltd., to get the food manufacture's perspective.

2 Sisters Scunthorpe site director Gurpa Singh discusses his time in the role and the changes he's helped bring about

Me and My Team

Breaking the stigma of chicken production at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe

By Gurpa Singh

From finance director to head of one of the largest poultry processing sites in the UK, Gurpa Singh speaks about his time at 2 Sisters Scunthorpe, the impact of COVID and Brexit and the turnaround of the business he helped bring about.

Dunbia has acquired lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum

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Dunbia acquires Cornish lamb abattoir

By Gwen Ridler

Dunbia has expanded its presence in the West Country with the acquisition of lamb processor H R Jasper & Son in Cornwall for an undisclosed sum.

Meat firms have been called on to contribute to Meat Business Women's gender report

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Meat industry called on to contribute to gender report

By Gwen Ridler

Meat businesses have been urged to contribute to Meat Business Women’s gender equality report as part of international research to track how many women are working in the global meat sector.

We look at the latest innovations in cutting and slicing technology

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Cutting and slicing: Integration, innovation and robotics

By Gwen Ridler

Integrated lines, ultrasonics and robotics are just some of the latest innovations in slicing and cutting technology to debut from food and drink machinery providers. Here, we look at the latest trends across this sector of the industry and what new advancements...

Imports of lamb significantly increased in 2022, especially frozen product

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Sheep meat imports saw substantial rise in 2022

By Gwen Ridler

The total import of fresh and frozen sheep meat into the UK saw a substantial rise of 17% to 64,800 tonnes in 2022, according to the latest Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales (HCC) Market Bulletin report.

Pilgrim's UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin production plant

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Pilgrim’s UK invests £1.8m in Bodmin site

By Gwen Ridler

Meat processor Pilgrim’s UK has invested £1.8m in its Bodmin site as part of its ongoing strategy to expand its operational capacity and strengthen the sustainability of the business.

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