Multi million pound fund to support Welsh meat industry
Jun22

Multi million pound fund to support Welsh meat industry

More than £2 million has been allocated by the Welsh Government to help the meat sector prepare for Brexit. Announced by First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, £2.15 million will be provided to support the development of the red meat sector in Wales. The investment is said to aim to support famers to identify improvements to their businesses to help them become more competitive and in a better position to trade profitably following...

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British Meat Processors Association reacts to CO2 shortage
Jun21

British Meat Processors Association reacts to CO2 shortage

Following the news that carbon dioxide gas shortages may affect the supply of meat and meat products to UK consumers, the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has voiced its concern. The shortages are said to impact the meat industry because of the knock on effects that can occur further back in the food supply chain, which could be heavily disrupted. Carbon dioxide gas is used for gas-flushed and modified atmosphere product...

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‘Trusting in Trade’ at the IMS World Meat Congress
Jun20

‘Trusting in Trade’ at the IMS World Meat Congress

The IMS World Meat Congress took place earlier this month and brought together beef, pork, lamb and veal industry leaders to discuss key issues affecting the international meat and livestock sector. Based on the theme of ‘Trusting in Trade,’ many professionals from around the world attended, including Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland (LMC) chief executive Ian Stevenson and chairman Gerard McGivern. Both industry...

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Slaughtering and meat packaging affected by carbon dioxide shortage
Jun20

Slaughtering and meat packaging affected by carbon dioxide shortage

A food grade carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage is set to have a major impact on the UK meat processing and manufacturing industry. The UK has been hardest hit by the lack of food grade liquid CO2 – with only one major producer operating. According to the publication Gasworld the supply situation affecting the European carbon dioxide market is ‘the worst for decades’. The ongoing heatwave in Europe and additional consumption of...

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Scottish red meat industry seeks Brexit clarity
Jun20

Scottish red meat industry seeks Brexit clarity

Stuart Ashworth, head of economics services at Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), has expressed the need for Brexit clarity speaking at the launch of QMS’s new Scottish Red Meat Industry Profile. Ashworth has said that two years on from the referendum there is now an urgent need for clarity to allow businesses to plan for the future. He continued: “Without question there is concern that businesses are treading water during this period...

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Industry attends Worshipful Company of Butchers Charity Gala
Jun19

Industry attends Worshipful Company of Butchers Charity Gala

Liverymen of the Worshipful Company of Butchers (WCB) gathered with their guests in the impressive surroundings of London’s Guildhall on 15th June for the Master’s Charity Gala. The annual event aims to raise funds for charity as well as to offer industry an opportunity to gather and enjoy an evening of food, dancing and entertainment. With the home of WCB – Butchers’ Hall – currently being redeveloped, the focus of this year’s event...

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