Meat, poultry & seafood

Official Vet shortages, the labour crisis and environmental issues are key challenges in the meat and poultry processing industry

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Meat & poultry: Official Vets and the wider staff crisis

By James Ridler

Labour shortages – particularly a lack of Official Veterinarians (OVs) in abattoirs – continue to create chaos and uncertainty for meat processors, but opportunities could soon present themselves to help them reshape their future.

Couch: 'We continue to invest in the long-term sustainability of our business'

Cranswick acquisitions offer more growth in non-meat

By Michelle Perrett

Meat processor Cranswick has revealed the acquisition of plant-based Ramona’s Kitchen and Atlantica UK has created 'exciting opportunities' for further growth in its rapidly expanding Continental Products business.

Boparan: 'Silly to plug any gaps by using imports'

2 Sisters to add 900 workers in visa boost

By Rod Addy

2 Sisters Food Group president Ranjit Singh Boparan has praised the Government's temporary visa scheme for seasonal poultry workers, claiming it has helped source up to 900 EU workers in the run-up to Christmas.

The UK clinched a free trade agreement with Australia in June. iStock credit: AlexKosev

Australia-UK free trade agreement

UK lamb producers vulnerable to Australia-China spat

By Rod Addy

UK lamb producers could be vulnerable to a breakdown in relations between Australia and China following the UK-Aussie free trade deal (FTA), levy body the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) claims.

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