Warm welcome to news of first online Meat Management Industry Awards
Aug12

Warm welcome to news of first online Meat Management Industry Awards

The announcement that the Meat Management Industry Awards 2020 will be presented in an online format for the first time has been well received by partners of the initiative and members of the wider industry. The ceremony will be broadcast live on September 8th at 4:30pm and will also be available on-demand afterwards, further widening its appeal and its reach to partners and the marketplace. Graham Yandell, publisher of Meat...

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McDonald’s suing former CEO
Aug12

McDonald’s suing former CEO

McDonald’s is suing its former chief executive, British-born, Steve Easterbrook, for allegedly lying to the fast-food chain about sexual relationships with a number of members of staff. The company is attempting to recover Easterbrook’s’ £35 million pay off after he was fired last November for having a consensual relationship with an employee. At the time of Easterbrook’s removal from the business, the fast-food chain said it...

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New research could extend shelf life of red meat
Aug11

New research could extend shelf life of red meat

The results of a joint study between the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) suggest that the current recommended ten-day shelf life for chilled red meat can be safely extended well beyond the current FSA guidance. The study sought to replicate the conditions and temperature that meat is likely to be stored at in a domestic refrigerator. A group made up of the Food Standards Authority...

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Lamb prices buck seasonal averages
Aug10

Lamb prices buck seasonal averages

This summer has been ‘extraordinary’ for producers selling early-finishing new season lambs, with prices holding up at a time when they would traditionally slide, according to the latest market commentary from Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Having averaged 5-10% higher than last year through May and June, prices were then around 20-25% higher than both 2019 and their five-year average, at 215-225p/kg. This has been despite auction...

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BGA partners with Mac & Wild to launch cooking kits
Aug10

BGA partners with Mac & Wild to launch cooking kits

The British Game Alliance (BGA) has partnered with London-based Scottish restaurant and butcher Mac & Wild to create Grouse Cooking Kits. Each cooking kit will include a brace of grouse, sourced from BGA registered processor Ardgay Game in Scotland, to celebrate the Scottish heritage of the bird in harmony with Mac & Wild’s ethos as a business. By using BGA assured grouse, Mac & Wild says it is confident it is providing...

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