Chancellor acknowledges winners of Meat Management Awards
Sep21

Chancellor acknowledges winners of Meat Management Awards

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has written personally to Norman Bagley, head of policy for the Association of Independent Meat Suppliers (AIMS), to congratulate him and the organisation for their success at the Meat Management Industry Awards 2020. The Awards, which aired earlier this month and are available to view on-demand, recognised AIMS as the Best Trade Organisation, before rewarding Bagley with the Meat Management Excellence Award,...

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Love Lamb Week reaches over 3.8 million Scottish consumers
Sep18

Love Lamb Week reaches over 3.8 million Scottish consumers

The industry-wide initiative ‘Love Lamb Week’, which aims to promote the benefits of Scotch Lamb PGI, reached more than 3.8 million consumers during the first week of September, according to Quality Meat Scotland (QMS). Restaurants across Scotland added Scotch Lamb to their menus as part of Love Lamb Week. Celebrating its sixth year, the campaign received support from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Hybu Cig...

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Delays over Third Country listing puts £175m meat export trade at risk, says BMPA
Sep17

Delays over Third Country listing puts £175m meat export trade at risk, says BMPA

A delay in becoming a ‘Third Country’ listing could put the UK’s £175 million a month meat export market at risk, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA). Nick Allen, CEO of the British Meat Processors Association. In order to continue selling meat and other food products into the EU after 31st December, the UK as a whole will have to be formally listed as a Third Country by the EU. Once that is done, each...

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ABP Food Group appoints Chris Martin to Board
Sep17

ABP Food Group appoints Chris Martin to Board

ABP Food Group has announced the appointment of former Mothercare CEO, Chris Martin, as a non-executive director to its Board. Chris Martin, non-executive director, ABP Food Group. Martin has over 35 years’ experience of working in retail and consumer-facing businesses in Britain and Ireland. In 2019, after 15 years, he stepped down as CEO of Musgrave, best known for operating the Supervalu, Centra and Musgrave marketplace brands in...

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Food Standards Scotland appoints new strategy director
Sep17

Food Standards Scotland appoints new strategy director

Julie Hesketh-Laird has been appointed to the new role of strategy director at Food Standards Scotland (FSS). Julie Hesketh-Laird has been appointed as the new strategy director for Food Standards Scotland (FSS). Hesketh-Laird is the former chief executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation and will join FSS on a two-year fixed-term appointment from the 3rd November 2020. Her responsibilities will include finalising its...

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Craft Butchers Awards hand out gold, silver and bronze awards
Sep16

Craft Butchers Awards hand out gold, silver and bronze awards

Twenty-three Butchers from across the UK competed for gold, silver and bronze in the National Craft Butchers (NCB) Craft Butcher Awards, held in the Regional Food Academy at Harper Adams University, Shropshire. 155 products from 23 National Craft Butchers were recognised as part of the awards. Supporting organiser and competition adjudicator Roger Kelsey were industry professionals Claire Holland, Institute of Meat’s Keith...

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