Heading back into Brexit discussions the NFU reminds government that agri-food sector is worth £122 billion to UK
Apr19

Heading back into Brexit discussions the NFU reminds government that agri-food sector is worth £122 billion to UK

The strategic importance and economic value of the British food and farming industry must not be overlooked in the Brexit discussions to come, the NFU has said after it published new Defra figures as part of its State of the Farming Economy report. The data has shown that the contribution of the agri-food sector to the national economy increased from £113 billion to nearly £122 billion in 2017, and that UK food and drink exports...

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Science confirms what industry has been telling regulators all along – meat safe to eat for up to 50 days
Apr18

Science confirms what industry has been telling regulators all along – meat safe to eat for up to 50 days

New scientific findings show that new packaging could keep meat fresh for up to 50 days, and will mean Sell-By dates on meat are finally to be reviewed. The study, reported in The Daily Telegraph, was commissioned by The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) at Campden BRI. Technical director at BMPA, David Lindars, said: “The shelf-life of fresh red meat held at 3°C and 8°C is of great significance to the industry. “These new...

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IFFA 2019 countdown begins
Apr18

IFFA 2019 countdown begins

With just over two weeks to go until IFFA 2019 opens its doors to more than 1,000 companies from around 50 countries, market leaders are set to present innovations and future-oriented trends to the entire processing chain of the meat industry. Presented on a three-yearly cycle, IFFA brings together a massive selection of players across the international meat industry. From slaughtering to processing and refining, packaging and sales,...

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Meat industry reacts to meat and bowel cancer study
Apr17

Meat industry reacts to meat and bowel cancer study

A study published by Oxford Academic’s International Journal of Epidemiology reports people who eat red and processed meat within department of health guidelines are still at increased risk of bowel cancer – Meat Management brings you the industry’s responses.   AHDB and Meat Advisory Panel Dr Carrie Ruxton: “Red meat provides valuable nutrients, such as protein, iron, zinc, vitamin D and B vitamins. Meat consumption has...

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Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20
Apr16

Scotland’s first farmers’ market turns 20

As Perth Farmers’ Market celebrates its 20th anniversary, founder Jim Fairlie and manager Adeline Watson look back at the last two decades, and how the market has grown. Fairlie was behind the development, and after getting the market up and running, he travelled around Scotland and supported other producers interested in establishing similar initiatives around the country. He now runs his own retail business selling Scotch Beef PGI...

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Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board
Apr15

Two new appointments to the AHDB Beef & Lamb board

Meat processor Trevor Bellis and Cumbrian farmer Colin Bateman are the newest board members for AHDB Beef & Lamb, following the departure of Rizvan Khalid and Ros Turner. The pair joined the board on 1st April and will continue in their posts for the next three years. Trevor from Janan Meat brings more than 40 years’ experience within the retail and supply sector – having held positions ranging from store manager to category...

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