Trade bodies call on Government to address shortage of skilled butchers
Jun03

Trade bodies call on Government to address shortage of skilled butchers

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) and the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS) are calling on Government to help keep production lines operating by adding butchers to the Shortage Occupation List which is used to vet skilled migrants. The move comes after growing concerns that the British meat processing industry is facing a shortage of skilled workers. Nick Allen, CEO of the BMPA said: “The British meat...

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Warnings of further technical concerns over Brexit
Jun02

Warnings of further technical concerns over Brexit

The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has issued further warnings over technical issues with Brexit which must be addressed urgently in order to avoid disruption to trade.     In the second of two articles published on concerns surrounding Brexit, the BMPA has called for clarity from Government on the status of negotiations and for operators to be given some idea of what’s likely to happen in June and what the...

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Tulip Ltd unveils plans to further reduce food waste
Jun02

Tulip Ltd unveils plans to further reduce food waste

Pork processing firm Tulip Ltd has outlined additional plans to minimise food loss and waste throughout its supply chain. As part of Tulip’s ongoing sustainability goals, the company is reviewing its entire supply chain hierarchy to help further reduce food waste and to ensure that any surplus food is donated for human consumption. The strategy will include improving production efficiencies throughout its production sites to further...

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Nigel Miller appointed chair of new Ruminant Health and Welfare Group
Jun02

Nigel Miller appointed chair of new Ruminant Health and Welfare Group

Nigel Miller has been appointed as chair of the newly formed Ruminant Health and Welfare Group (RHWG) with effect from the 1st June 2020 for a two-year term. Miller, a qualified vet and former NFU Scotland (NFUS) president, will lead the independent cattle and sheep industry group which is aimed at speeding up progress against endemic diseases and reputational challenges which are costing the cattle and sheep sectors at least £500...

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Pig industry antibiotic results released
Jun01

Pig industry antibiotic results released

The latest antibiotic usage figures for the UK pig industry show that levels remain unchanged last year, despite significant disease challenges. According to data collected using the electronic medicine book (eMB), antibiotic use in 2019 held at 110 milligrams/Population Correction Unit (mg/PCU). The data represent 95% of pigs slaughtered in the UK and equals usage in 2018, having fallen 60% in the three years prior. Significantly,...

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