New report asks ‘Why is the WHO Anti-Meat?’
May20

New report asks ‘Why is the WHO Anti-Meat?’

Tim Rees,  a registered nutritionist (BSc mBANT rCNHC) has published a report entitled ‘Why is the World Health Organisation (WHO) Anti-Meat? When the evidence against it is simply not good enough.’ In his report, which does not appear to have been widely publicised Rees said: “Red meat, until recent times the cornerstone of a nutritious diet for the fortunate few, is being attacked from many angles because idealism, ego and good old...

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Important message from the BDCI during Coronavirus pandemic
Mar30

Important message from the BDCI during Coronavirus pandemic

The Butchers’ & Drovers’ Charitable Institution (BDCI) chairman, Ian Kelly, has written to many meat industry organisations and colleagues to highlight the role the industry charity may be able to play in this time of need for some. He said: “We find ourselves in extraordinary circumstances as we face the effects of the influence of the Coronavirus Pandemic which will impact on every person both in the UK and...

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UK Sausage Week winners 2019 revealed
Oct28

UK Sausage Week winners 2019 revealed

This year’s UK Sausage Week launched in style with a celebration lunch at the newly refurbished Butchers’ Hall, London. The winners of the 2019 UK Sausage Week competition were revealed during a ‘sizzling’ occasion  attended by winners, finalists and Award partners. Chef Lesley Waters, known for regular TV appearances on programmes such as Ready Steady Cook (BBC), Great Food (UKTV) and This Morning (ITV), presented the winners with...

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Minister admits ASF outbreak likely within a year – NPA demands more urgency
Sep17

Minister admits ASF outbreak likely within a year – NPA demands more urgency

The National Pig Association has called for a more robust approach from Defra and the UK port authorities to keeping disease out of the UK, after a Government Minister admitted an outbreak of African swine fever (ASF) is likely within a year. The startling admission came from Farming Minister George Eustice as he responded to a letter from NPA chairman, Richard Lister. Commenting on the Government’s efforts to keep ASF out of the...

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Tulip Ltd sold to Pilgrim’s for £290 million
Aug28

Tulip Ltd sold to Pilgrim’s for £290 million

The Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation has announced that it has signed a contract to acquire Tulip Limited, including its 12 fresh and value-added operations in the United Kingdom, from Danish Crown. The deal is set to create one of the largest integrated prepared foods businesses in the UK with a portfolio of brands and retail private labels. The transaction, unanimously approved by Pilgrim’s Board of Directors and funded with cash on...

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Industry reaction to IPCC report
Aug09

Industry reaction to IPCC report

In response to the IPCC report on land use across the world and its impact on the climate, NFU president Minette Batters said: “Having gone through the report in detail, it is clear that the IPCC recognises the important role animal products play in a balanced diet, and when produced in sustainably in low greenhouse gas emission systems is actually part of the solution to climate change. “It is therefore incredibly frustrating to see...

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