Blue Peter’s anti-meat message to children dropped
Apr14

Blue Peter’s anti-meat message to children dropped

The BBC’s Blue Peter programme has been forced to drop its request to ask children to ‘go meat-free’ as part of its green badge initiative for ‘climate heroes.’ This followed strong opposition from leading levy boards, individual farmers and trade organisations. The BBC programme amended its green badge qualification from going ‘meat-free’  to suggesting children could have ‘a couple of vegetarian’ meals over a two week period....

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Why biofilm formation is such a threat in poultry processing
Apr14

Why biofilm formation is such a threat in poultry processing

SPECIAL FEATURE – Poultry hygiene: Peter Littleton, technical director of Christeyns Food Hygiene, discusses the key elements and problems associated with hygiene in the poultry processing sector. “Poultry accounts for just over half of all the meat consumed in the UK. In 2019, the UK production value of poultry and poultry meat was over £2.7 billion. This translated to an output of 1.94 million...

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Tesco releases preliminary results for 2020/21
Apr14

Tesco releases preliminary results for 2020/21

Tesco’s chief executive, Ken Murphy says the business is well placed to build on the momentum it has created since the start of the pandemic. He was speaking as the supermarket released its preliminary results for 2020/21, which revealed its UK online sales were £6.3billion, up 77%. Murphy continued: “Tesco has shown incredible strength and agility throughout the pandemic.  By putting our customers and colleagues first we have built a...

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Charlie Bigham’s launches new advertising campaign
Apr14

Charlie Bigham’s launches new advertising campaign

Independent food brand, Charlie Bigham’s, has launched its latest spring advertising campaign called Obsession is my secret ingredient. The brand has invested £3million on the campaign and includes radio and podcast as well as print, digital, experiential, on-pack and social, hoping to further raise brand awareness and reach new audiences. Bigham’s is known for its freshly pre-prepared meals, but most consumers were unaware that...

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Funding secured for significant expansion to Warrington cold storage facility
Apr13

Funding secured for significant expansion to Warrington cold storage facility

Temperature-controlled storage business, Magnavale, has secured both planning and funding to construct a significant expansion to its Warrington based cold storage facility.  The expansion will see an additional 8,000 pallet spaces added to its already large network and will provide additional capacity to accommodate the huge demand it reports it has seen, particularly for its Warrington cold store. Magnavale chief operating...

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