LMC’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops back for a second year
Jun20

LMC’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops back for a second year

Following last year’s ‘Meat Skills’ workshops for food and nutrition teachers which was reported a huge success, the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) welcomed participants to Loughry College on Monday 17th June to mark the beginning of another series of workshops. The aim behind these workshops is to help develop the skills and confidence of food and nutrition teachers when working with Northern Ireland Farm...

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House of Lords discuss EU proposal to ban use of words like sausage or burger to describe foods that don’t contain meat
Jun20

House of Lords discuss EU proposal to ban use of words like sausage or burger to describe foods that don’t contain meat

The EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee recently invited a roundtable of experts to discuss a proposal from the European Parliament to ban the use of words like ‘sausage’ and ‘burger’ to describe foods that don’t contain meat. Background In early April, the European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development agreed to seek to restrict the use of descriptions like ‘sausage,’ ‘burger’ and ‘steak’ to apply only to...

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QMS to host Japanese cooking challenge between Scottish rugby stars
Jun19

QMS to host Japanese cooking challenge between Scottish rugby stars

Two Scotland rugby stars are set to compete in an oriental cook-off hosted by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS) at the 179th Royal Highland Show on Saturday 22nd June. In a nod to the upcoming tournament in Japan this year, prop Simon Berghan and back-row Magnus Bradbury will take part in a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ style challenge where they will go head to head creating dishes using an array of Japanese ingredients as well as Scotch beef PGI....

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Forecasts suggests a drop in beef production according to Regency Purchasing Group
Jun19

Forecasts suggests a drop in beef production according to Regency Purchasing Group

The ‘Brexit effect’ has said to have hit beef production in the UK, which could potentially put more pressure on farmers while being good news for diners, according to procurement business, The Regency Purchasing Group. The Regency Purchasing Group, a UK procurement businesses serving the hospitality and catering industry, has reported that while producers may see their income drop because of reduced production, prices seem set to be...

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LMC hosts live cookery demonstrations during Open Farm Weekend
Jun19

LMC hosts live cookery demonstrations during Open Farm Weekend

During this year’s Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend (BOIOFW), the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) hosted live cookery demonstrations at Blackberry Hill Farm, Banbridge and D and D Holland’s Farm, Articlave. LMC has been involved with BOIOFW for a number of years, however for the first time this year, the organisation joined the list of sponsors. Currently in its eighth year, BOIOFW offers people the chance to...

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FSS ends contract with Hallmark Meat Hygiene Ltd.
Jun18

FSS ends contract with Hallmark Meat Hygiene Ltd.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has taken the decision to end its contract with Hallmark Meat Hygiene Ltd. which supplies official veterinarians and meat hygiene inspectors to undertake controls to support Scotland’s important meat, game and poultry industries. FSS will deliver this function from 16th September 2019, and the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) will be applied to determine whether...

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