Chemical leak at 2 Sisters factory
Dec13

Chemical leak at 2 Sisters factory

A 2 Sisters Food Group factory based in Willand, Cullompton, was evacuated on Tuesday, following a chemical leak at the plant. Fire and ambulance crews attended the scene, and it has been reported that 16 people were taken to hospital. The South Western Ambulance Service Trust confirmed that casualties had been taken by ambulance to both the Musgrove Park Hospital in Somerset and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. It has been...

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McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy
Dec12

McDonald’s announces antibiotic policy

Fast food giant McDonald’s has announced a new policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics in animals, which applies across 85% of its global beef supply chain. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today. McDonald’s has stated that it understands that reducing the overall use of medically important antibiotics in beef...

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Meat industry reacts to Red Tractor campaign
Dec11

Meat industry reacts to Red Tractor campaign

Red Tractor livestock and pig farmers have reacted to the assurance scheme’s autumn advertising campaign, with feedback highlighting how important the advert is to their businesses. Red Tractor report that the number of shoppers associating the logo with ‘traceable food from farms to pack’ has nearly doubled to 62%. In addition, the number of primary shoppers who say they will trade up and buy Red Tractor food instead of cheaper...

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Industry fears meat tax would affect consumers’ health
Nov08

Industry fears meat tax would affect consumers’ health

The meat industry is continuing to respond to the University of Oxford’s calls on the Government for a ‘meat tax’, and is pleased to see Dr Carrie Ruxton promoting the health benefits of red meat. Yesterday, Meat Management published a comment from Dr. Ruxton of the Meat Advisory Panel which in which she responded to the proposed meat tax. Dr. Ruxton explained that meat consumption levels are now well below NHS guide lines and...

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FSA gives out lamb cooking message
Oct22

FSA gives out lamb cooking message

Consumers are being reminded to take care when handling raw meat following a rise in Salmonella Typhimurium allegedly linked to lamb. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) along with Food Standards Scotland (FSS), Public Health England (PHE) and Health Protection Scotland are reminding the public about how they can avoid Salmonella infection (salmonellosis), a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. There has been a rise...

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Isolated BSE outbreak confirmed in Scotland
Oct18

Isolated BSE outbreak confirmed in Scotland

A case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been confirmed on a farm in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and The Animal Health Agency (APHA) has confirmed it is now investigating the source of the outbreak. In line with the normal disease prevention response plan, precautionary movement restrictions have been put in place at the farm, while further investigations to identify the origin of the disease occur. This is standard procedure...

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