Packaging tax outlined by chancellor with new focus on plastic
Feb19

Packaging tax outlined by chancellor with new focus on plastic

New plans set out by Government this week will see the costs of recycling borne by those that produce packaging waste and place it on the market. The changes will make up a key part of the government’s upcoming Environment Bill, to be introduced early in the second session of Parliament. Currently, according to Government figures, packaging producers pay around 10% of the cost of dealing with packaging waste. By increasing that to...

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Plans for a Sausage World on hold
Feb19

Plans for a Sausage World on hold

Following news that Heck’s proposed Sausage World attraction in Yorkshire had received the go-ahead from the local authority, the company has now announced that the project will be put on hold after funding from the European Union was refused. The family-run firm Heck had planned to expand its base in Kirklington, near Bedale, to create a visitor centre. It is believed that Heck was originally told it could get EU funding after...

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Addo Food Group appoints new CEO
Feb19

Addo Food Group appoints new CEO

Addo Food Group has announced Deborah Bolton as its new chief executive officer. The new appointment will be effective immediately. Previously the company’s Joint chief operating officer, in a statement confirming the changes, Addo say that ‘Deborah has helped the business grow from strength to strength and has earned the respect and endorsement of her colleagues, clients and fellow board members. Her constant focus on the needs of...

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New machinery agency for Bryant Ltd
Feb19

New machinery agency for Bryant Ltd

Equipment supplier Bryant Ltd., have confirmed that from March 2019, the company will be the official UK and Ireland agent for Schröder Maschinenbau GmbH. Part of the JBT business, Schröder is a manufacturer of injection and marination equipment, plus massagers and tenderisers for meat, poultry and fish, as well as other food products. Established in 1972, Bryant Ltd., is probably best known as the supplier of clipping machinery and...

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Government offers post Brexit support for UK sheep industry
Feb18

Government offers post Brexit support for UK sheep industry

The UK Livestock Brexit Group welcomed Farming Minister George Eustice to speak at its so called contingency meeting on 14th February to answer various key questions put forward by participants. According to reports sent to Meat Management, both Defra and the Minister stated their support and appreciation for this group, that consists of nearly 30 UK wide livestock related associations and bodies. The National Sheep Association (NSA)...

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Delayed slaughtering figures released
Feb15

Delayed slaughtering figures released

Following calls by the RSPCA and the British Veterinary Association (BVA) for the Government to release delayed slaughter figures originally promised to be available last autumn, the Government has now released the statistics. The RSPCA has responded quickly by stating the new figures indicate that meat from more than 90,000 animals slaughtered without stunning could have been sold in supermarkets unlabelled. As the law stands, there...

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