BVA hails animal welfare mandate for Scottish abattoirs
Nov27

BVA hails animal welfare mandate for Scottish abattoirs

The British Veterinary Association (BVA) has welcomed legislation that will make CCTV compulsory in abattoirs in Scotland, following a sustained campaign by the organisation. The ‘Mandatory Use of Closed Circuit Television in Slaughterhouses (Scotland) Regulations 2020’ will require all abattoirs in Scotland to install and operate CCTVs and to retain footage and associated data for a period of 90 days. The legislation, which follows...

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Butchers and apprentices crowned at annual Scottish Training Awards
Nov27

Butchers and apprentices crowned at annual Scottish Training Awards

A Coatbridge trainee butcher who helped ensure housebound customers were properly fed throughout the coronavirus pandemic has been recognised with a special honour in the recent Scottish Craft Butchers Training Awards. Extra Mile Award winner Nicky Presland from Hugh Black & Son in Coatbridge. Customers of Hugh Black & Son Butchers in Coatbridge’s High Street voted to secure teenager Nicky Presland the Scottish Craft...

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Cranswick records growth despite Covid-19 setbacks
Nov26

Cranswick records growth despite Covid-19 setbacks

One of the UK’s largest meat processors, Cranswick, has recorded a growth of sales of 21% to £931.6 million despite feeling the force of the Covid-19 pandemic throughout the year. Adam Couch, Cranswick CEO. A number of Cranswick sites were forced to close earlier this year as a result of the pandemic, with other sites also recording outbreaks as recently as October. However, in its unaudited results for the 26 weeks ended 26th...

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Pre-register now for the Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020
Nov25

Pre-register now for the Women in Meat Industry Awards 2020

This year’s Women in Meat Industry Awards ceremony is just one week away, with the online results set to be announced live on Wednesday 2nd December at 4:30pm. The annual initiative recognises the immense contribution from women across the British meat industry by crowing ten winners out of 51 finalists. Over 9,000 votes were received this year. Readers can pre-register now for a reminder email, including a direct link, which is sent...

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Meat businesses urged to prepare for new recruitment regulations now
Nov25

Meat businesses urged to prepare for new recruitment regulations now

Butchers and meat businesses across the UK could be faced with additional labour shortages if they do not prepare their businesses for new immigration rules which are set to come into place following the Brexit transition period, according to an immigration law expert. The Migration Advisory Committee – which advises the Government on which sectors face a short supply of workers – recommended butchers join the official ‘shortage list’...

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3,000 food brands hit out at Government advertising ban
Nov24

3,000 food brands hit out at Government advertising ban

With the support of some of the UK’s biggest food brands, the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has written to the Prime Minister to highlight concerns regarding the proposed advertising ban consultation for so called junk food. FDF chief executive, Ian Wright CBE. The new plans aim to promote healthier food choices for children and families by banning online adverts and TV adverts of ‘junk food’ that appear before 9pm. The letter...

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