Brexit ‘no deal’ catastrophic for farming
Dec14

Brexit ‘no deal’ catastrophic for farming

The National Farmers’ Union of England and Wales (NFU) Council has agreed six principles that will guide the NFU in its aim to deliver the best outcome from Brexit for British farmers. The principles followed an EGM, called in the light of continued uncertainty in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. NFU president Minette Batters said: “The NFU is deeply frustrated and disappointed that nearly two and half years after the referendum...

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Primary school celebrates red meat understanding
Dec14

Primary school celebrates red meat understanding

Pupils from Tarbolton Primary School, near Mauchline, South Ayrshire have celebrated the launch of the updated Meat the Facts booklet which aims to help improve the understanding of red meat. Produced by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), the popular children’s publication aims to help improve the understanding of children about red meat such as beef, lamb and pork. As well as learning all about the Scottish red meat industry from the...

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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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Obituary: Bryan Cockburn FInstM
Dec12

Obituary: Bryan Cockburn FInstM

Meat Management is saddened to report the death of retired butcher and one of the meat industry’s colourful characters, JB (Bryan) Cockburn of Bedale, North Yorkshire. Bryan was a National Craft Butchers Life Hon Vice President, Past National Federation of Meat & Food Traders President (1992-1993), Fellow of the Institute of Meat and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Butchers in London, where he served on the Court. He was...

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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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Tulip Ltd reveals multimillion-pound investment in Ashton site
Dec11

Tulip Ltd reveals multimillion-pound investment in Ashton site

Tulip Ltd, the UK’s largest higher welfare pork producer, has completed a major multimillion-pound investment at its abattoir in Ashton, Greater Manchester. The £8M investment has increased production operations at the site and support Tulip’s higher welfare strategy in the UK market for the coming years. As part of the investment, there will be upgrades and a change of layout to the butchering and packaging areas, including...

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